So in an attempt to inject a bit more life and interest into these early season 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. And when we burn a golfer, he's done for the year. This week: the the Transitions Championship!
Busbee: Well, my five-win lead has shrunk to zip. That sucks. Who made up the rules for this stupid game, anyway? For this week, I'm going with K.J. Choi, who is the Transitions' all-time money leader. (Remember that; you'll win a very lame trivia contest with it someday.) He hasn't played well this year, but he's comfortable at the track and he should bring home a win for me. He'd better, dammit.
Bacon: Do I like your Choi pick? Yes, I actually do, but not as much as a three-time major winner! Look out for Padraig Harrington this week. He's coming off a good week at Doral, and has played solid at this event before. Also, he's won three majors! Have I mentioned that before?!
Overall record: Busbee 6, Bacon 6
Already used: Busbee: Ernie Els, Steve Stricker, Chad Campbell, Bill Haas, Nick Watney, Tim Clark, Hunter Mahan, Graeme McDowell, Brian Gay and Kuchar. Bacon: Bubba Watson, Jim Furyk, Steve Marino, Ben Crane, Jhonattan Vegas, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Ian Poulter, Graeme McDowell and Watney.