Quote of the day
"I was playing for second; I think we all were playing for second. Now you just told me I got into the Masters ... This is just a career-opening thing for me to be able to put myself on the map. Iím not just the guy with two heart transplants." -- PGA golfer Erik Compton, after tying for second place in the U.S. Open
The U.S. Open failed to deliver much drama this year. Now, If Martin Kaymer had just stayed home it could have been quite different, as the battle for second was crowded throughout.
Here are the two GuruGolf prize winners for the U.S. Open:
Best ball: louky5 (-35)
Worst Ball: Eagles (+61)
Interestingly, only one GuruGolf team had Kaymer, and that team did manage to have all four golfers make the cut Ė but still finished three strokes off the lead.
There are four tournaments between the U.S. Open and British Open. The next GuruGolf prize contest will cover those four weeks - the "Open Faced Sandwich" contest.
The NBA Finals failed to deliver much drama either. Often, you can stay away from NBA games until the fourth quarter and still see most of the tension. But last night you had to watch to 1st quarter to see any semblance of a story other than total domination by the Spurs. Looking back over the whole series, LeBronís cramping in game #1 turned out only to be a footnote. The real story of this series was the total mismatch over the final three games.