April 13, 2003

Oh Canada!:
Mike Weir becomes the first Canadian to win a golf major as he plays the part of steady-eddie and beats a bumbling Len Mattiace on the first playoff hole at the Masters. And in another case of "good things come in 3s", Canadian men won in the CART race and the world curling championship.

posted by grum@work to golf at 07:38 PM - 8 comments

I was going to make the same post grum, tks.!! Go Oilers...!

posted by smithers at 07:48 PM on April 13, 2003

I'm a fair-weather-fan of golf (if it ain't Canadian or Tiger, I don't tend to watch) except for the Masters. I was on pins and needles the entire final 9 holes hoping that Weir wouldn't crash and burn on Sunday (as he did in his last flirt with a major title, the 1999 PGA Championship when he shot an 80 in the final round while paired with Woods). When he got to the playoff, I knew he'd pull it off. If there is one thing Canadians like to do, it's cheer on fellow Canadians. It looks like a good fit, Mike!!

posted by grum@work at 07:53 PM on April 13, 2003

Yes! Go Canada! Can Jai-alai and women's bowling be far behind? I'm just pissed because the NHL isn't going my way.

posted by Samsonov14 at 08:26 PM on April 13, 2003

I can't believe I just watched golf. But it was great! Canadian world domination, baby!

posted by Succa at 08:37 PM on April 13, 2003

And icing on that cake! Radek Dvorak scored a beautiful game-winning goal, surely infuriating all Rangers fans.

posted by qbert72 at 09:56 PM on April 13, 2003

I thought we destroyed Canada three years ago, or was that a cartoon movie about four eight year olds and their fantasies?

posted by billsaysthis at 10:02 PM on April 13, 2003

As for Paul Tracy's CART victory I'd like to point out that the reason why he could be doing so much better this year is that CART changed the weight rule so that drivers are weighed with the car now, whereas last year the car's minimum weight didn't include the driver. So a guy like 105 lbs Christiano Da Matta had a distinct advantage over the 200lbs+ tracy, possibly working out to be over a second a lap. This could finally be Paul's year. Having a team that's behind him 100% can't hurt too much, either.

posted by Space Coyote at 12:10 PM on April 14, 2003

In grum@work's picture, he actually looks a bit like Tiger Wood. Check out this side-by-side comparison at Yahoo. Same hairline, same eyebrows. Different skin color.

posted by Smackfu at 03:27 PM on April 15, 2003

You're not logged in. Please log in or register.