Monday, January 17, 2005

Vijay Singh wins in Hawaii, but Els comes on strong

Ernie Els seems to regularly be the bridesmaid these days. Yesterday he shot 62 to tie the course record at Waialae Country Club, but came up a shot short when Vijay Singh managed a 65 to win.
Ernie's game is exceptional when he can make some putts -- mediocre when he struggles with the flatstick as he did most of the week at the Sony Open.
What to say about Vijay? Is it possible that he is the least interesting great golfer ever? He has certainly jumped into the realm of the greats with his play in the last few years and his two PGA Championships and his Masters win. But man, it is hard to like him. I can appreciate his work ethic, but beyond that, I wonder if anyone reallly likes him. Clearly the fans aren't tuning in to see him hit his high cuts off the tee and wedges into greens.
Where is the excitement in golf? More to the point, where is Tiger?

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