Come on, Zach! Wall needs a two-point week. (Getty Images)So in an attempt to inject a bit more life and interest into tournaments, and because we're all inveterate gamblers who are one bad card from being out on the streets, Jay Busbee and I are playing a golf version of a football suicide pool: We each pick one golfer per tournament and see how they do against each other, straight up. Victory over the other guy gets one point, victory in the tournament gets three points, and a tie lands you half a point. (Double for the majors.) And when we burn a golfer, he's done for the year. We turn our attention to the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
Wall: OK, now I'm starting to get a little worried. After losing the last two weeks, I need to find a hot hand to end the drought. So I'm going with Zach Johnson. He's finished inside the top-15 in two of his three appearances at the tournament, and with a win and two second-place finishes in his last four starts, the Masters champ seems like a solid pick. But knowing my luck recently, he'll probably miss the cut.
Busbee: To paraphrase Fight Club: I am Robert Karlsson. I am Robert Karlsson. I am the guy who finished second two years in a row. He's close, oh so close, and this seems like a good track for him. He's yet to win a PGA Tour event, and yes, he's been a pro for more than 20 years, but Memphis is a good place to go for salvation. Just ask Elvis.
Last week: And Busbee wins again. He's picked up three points in the last two weeks and goes from being two points down to up one, after his Memorial selection, Luke Donald, finished in 12th. Steve Stricker did Wall no favors. He finished T50, folding like a cheap lawn chair over the weekend. Thanks a lot, Strick.
Current score: Busbee - 4.5, Wall - 3.5.Read More »from Showdown, Week 22: Zach Johnson vs. Robert Karlsson