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The GrunkleGuru

Grunkle is a slang term for the thick rough on a golf course that I have been using for many years. Given my penchant for inaccurate tee balls, I have become a bit of a guru out of the thick stuff, hence the name. This is a site for my random thoughts about sports (espeically golf) and life in general. While nothing special, it will hopefully offer a break from the daily drudgery for both you and me.

January 16, 2006

Sony Open Re-cap - Toms is Crisp

The Sony Open wrapped up yesterday with very little drama to go with it as David Toms was as solid and steady as he usually is, and his only real challenger, Chad Campbell could not get anything going.

If you don’t remember, Toms was carted off the course on a stretcher with an oxygen mask and a rapid heartbeat that paramedics could not control. The condition was later diagnosed as supraventricular tachycardia, or in layman’s terms, “a really fast heartbeat that brings you to your knees and scares the living crap out of those who see it happen.” This victory should prove to all that Toms is back, and better than ever.

More importantly, this will be a big boost for Toms as he has shown he still has the game, and that his heart is strong enough to handle the competition.

Fantasy Focus

While results are not posted for this week, The Grunkle Guru should have a pretty strong finish (results on Tuesday)

1st – David Toms (-19)
6th – Vijay Singh (-9)
T42 – Joe Ogilvie (E)
T53 – Aaron Baddeley (+1)
MC – Ryan Moore (+4)


- In a blast from the past, David Duval came out of nowhere to shoot a nifty little 63 on Sunday. The fact that he made the cut was a rather big deal as he needed a birdie on his last hole Friday to get in, but this glimpse of the Duval of old must be exciting for many golf fans.

- It looks like golf might have itself a new fan favorite on its hands, and his name is Bubba. Bubba Watson that is, and does this kid ‘ton it’. Four times on Sunday he hit drives of over 360 yards. This kid is scary long, and it looks like he has some game to go with the bombs he can hit as he finished in fourth place for the week.

- Nothing like shooting 62 on a Sunday and still getting smoked. That’s what happened to Rory Sabbatini. You start the morning in fifth place, shoot a round that is one off the course record, and you still only move up to second place (5 shots out of the lead).

- This week we have the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic starting on Wednesday, as it is a 5 round event. The scores will be low, and it would not be surprising to see the winning score at 30 under par. In other words, if you shoot a round of 3 under you will probably lose ground on the field. Buckle up for a wild ride.


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