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. This week, it's Tiger time at the Frys.com!
Busbee: I knew it! I knew saving Tiger Woods for just this moment would pay off! Boom, baby! Perhaps this will make up for my utter idiocy of picking a guy who wasn't even in the field last week. (I knew that would happen eventually.) But as we've reported everywhere, Woods is in the field this week at the Frys, and if you believe Vegas, he's the odds-on favorite to win! Come on, Tiger! Don't let me down!
Bacon: Oh you dirty dog, I knew you'd pick Tiger here! You kept him all year for the Frys.com, didn't you? Folks, Busbee might seem like a normal dude, but he's an evil genius. Anyway, I'm taking his playing partner, Louis Oosthuizen, mostly because I love a good visor.
Last week: Umm, did everyone know that Jay picked a golfer that wasn't even playing? Yep, he went with Rickie Fowler, who may have shot a low number, but that was in a betting game at his home club. Kyle Stanley FTW!
Current standings: Busbee 24, 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.
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.