So in an attempt to inject a bit more life and interest into tournaments, and because we're both 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. (Double for the majors.) And when we burn a golfer, he's done for the year. It's the last regular season PGA Tour event of the year, and so let's go hang with Mickey and gang!
Busbee: I'm gonna close my regular season (still have Presidents' Cup, baby!) with Tommy Two-Gloves, Tommy Gainey. He's had something of a surge this year, with seven top-10 finishes. And if he could ever push through for a win, the dude with one of the game's best nicknames could break huge. Huge, I say! Bring it home, Two-Gloves.
Bacon: Ahh man ... let's be honest. We're just tossing darts at this point, and I haven't hit the board in so long I feel like it's 4 AM in Vegas and I'm struggling to remember which hotel is mine. So with that, I'll throw out Davis Love III as my pick, just because I'm feeling frisky with him. Yep, that's the one.
Last Week: Busbee picked Robert Allenby, who did a very good thing by making the cut. Bacon's pick of Zach Johnson? Not so much. Busbee's St. Louis Cardinals-like run continues.
Current Standings: Busbee 26, Bacon 23.
Already Used: Busbee: Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Chad Campbell, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Tim Clark, Brian Gay, Matt Kuchar, KJ Choi, Webb Simpson, Jhonattan Vegas, Phil Mickelson, Adam Scott, Jim Furyk, Luke Donald, Anthony Kim, Ben Crane, Zach Johnson, Sean O'Hair, Kenny Perry, David Toms, Lee Westwood, Spencer Levin, Gary Woodland, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover, Sergio Garcia, Charl Schwartzel, Charles Howell III, Bubba Watson, Brandt Snedeker, Aaron Baddeley, Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods.
Bacon: Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Marino, Ben Crane, Jhonattan Vegas, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell, Nick Watney, Padraig Harrington, Tiger Woods, Spencer Levin, Anthony Kim, Angel Cabrera, Aaron Baddeley, Pat Perez, Justin Rose, Adam Scott, David Toms, Rory Sabbatini, Chez Reavie, Jonathan Byrd, Phil Mickelson, Webb Simpson, K.J. Choi, Steve Stricker, Luke Donald, Charl Schwartzel, Jeff Overton, Rory McIlroy, Lucas Glover, Gary Woodland, Camilo Villegas, Brandt Snedeker, Kyle Stanley, Louis Oosthuizen.