- By Doc
Well 2 of the playoff events are in the books and we have 2 different winners. Henrik Stenson’s win at the Deutsche Bank Championship was well deserved as he is a very solid player, however, how about yet ANOTHER failed attempt to close by Sergio Garcia this week.
Man this guy seems to sweat more than a turkey on Thanksgiving when it comes to winning a tournament.
You know for a Spaniard that had so much to say about Tiger interrupting his swing and “costing” him a chance for a tournament win a while back, Sergio really hasn’t done much to correct his collapsing ways. I mean watching him leading the tournament was like watching a baby seal swimming in the open ocean on Shark Week……you just can’t wait to see his golf game (as compared to the baby seal in the aforementioned analogy if you weren’t paying attention) dismantled by the competition. Sergio is a proverbial disappointment.
I would go as far as comparing rooting for him like rooting for the Chicago Cubs…..always seems to tease with shades of brilliance only to break your heart in the end.
But I digress, it is not ALL about Sergio collapsing this week in Doc’s Slice, it is also a chance for me to brag a little. By now, if you don’t know who Jordan Spieth is….well shame on you for not reading my previous articles, but he is finally starting to turn some heads.
How about the final round birdie-birdie-birdie-eagle finish to shoot 62? I mean a lot of our readers are content with a par for the hole (Mac, J-rod, Sudsy looking right at you big boys….Miller couldn’t score a par if the Cowboys Super Bowl hopes depended on it) but I mean to finish with stretch of five under is an impressive feat, especially given the difficulty of the course compounded by the weather.
Spieth, in my humble yet correct opinion, should be a lock for the President’s Cup team coming up later this month. Clearly, US captain Fred Couples is an avid Doc’s Slice reader and will SERIOUSLY consider Spieth after reading this most recent rant.
But yet I digress again (if it is possible to refocus again with a digression twice in the same article….
might be drinking a little) that Stenson did look very good and seemed to mount the charge at the perfect opportunity starting with the birdie at #7. With this win, Stenson also climbs to the top of the FedEx Cup Points list surpassing Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
So it is now on to the next leg of the playoffs with the top 70 finishers will head to Conway Farms CG in Illinois for the BMW Championship. Rory McIlroy hoisted the trophy at the 2012 event but with Rory having a dismal 2013 season and missing the cut to continue on to this year’s tourney it begs the question of who is going to take home the 3rd trophy in the 2013 FedEx Cup Playoffs?
Predicted Winner: Brandt Snedeker
We haven’t heard much from the 2012 FedEx Cup Champion thus far in the playoffs, but I am anticipating a change. Be on the look-out for Sneds to get the putter going and really pull away this week in IL.
Predicted Sleeper: Jordan Spieth
Seriously I should just get on Twitter or Facebook and stalk this kid officially because let’s be honest I kinda have a little crush. I love his fiery attitude and his outlook on the game. Plus finishing the Deutsche Bank, -5 over the final 4 holes is incentive enough for me to climb aboard the “Spieth bandwagon”. Jordan….I heart you…..call me.
Predicted Disaster: Sergio Garcia/Tiger Woods
Ok so I know I have two guys listed here, but come on man! Both of these guys are going to end up disappointing the golfing world this week and will likely not be part of the 30 players continuing on to play at the Player’s Championship and coveted FedEx Cup Trophy.
Sorry guys, better luck next year. I guess you can ummm….well….when other sports teams are eliminated from competition they hit the golf course….what do golfer’s do……hit the lake for some relaxing fishing?
Alright you crazy duffers, that concludes this riveting article of Doc’s Slice. Now go hit em straight and as always…..Carry on smartly cadets!