June 23, 2008

Who is going to replace Tiger Woods?: Say, did you hear Tiger Woods is out for the year? Some folks have been talking a little bit about it here and there. Anyhoo, Tiger's absence from the last half of 2008 means there's suddenly a vacancy on the U.S. Ryder Cup team. Who's going to get the nod? We offer up some potential choices:

posted by BoKnows to golf at 05:59 PM - 10 comments

"That could be a stress fracture. I'm afraid you forfeit. Right Lou?" "Right Judge. Unless you let him have a substitute." "Uh, Spalding can play out his holes." "I think we get to pick our subsititute Judge. We'll take Danny Noonan."

posted by dbt302 at 09:37 PM on June 23, 2008

How about, at long bloody last, giving this shoeless, shirtless genius a run at it? Up until yesterday, despite everything that's been going on with Woods, he was still favourite for next month's Open Championship with about half the bookies on oddschecker. As of this morning, they seem to have all seen sense. On BetFair, he's still only a 13/8 shot to make the Ryder Cup team. If Daly can't get the nod, then maybe play Jack (again, not a typo) Nicholson. His personal rules would see him through: 1. No double bogeys on the first six holes. 2. I don't gamble. But if we must gamble, I only collect, I don't pay. 3. Under pressure, I'll cheat ya. 4. Any green in regulation, the second putt is called goo-oo-ood.

posted by JJ at 04:38 AM on June 24, 2008

I believe in the old fashioned way. Let someone EARN the spot. And I support Capt. Azinger's preference for PGA tour winners of tournaments.

posted by Fly_Piscator at 07:49 AM on June 24, 2008

I still don't understand why he needs to be replaced. Did he die?

posted by volfire at 03:16 PM on June 24, 2008

Tiger + Ryder Cup = "thanks Americans, that'll be three or four points from the first two days". The best European surgeons are being drafted in to accelerate his recovery.

posted by etagloh at 02:33 AM on June 25, 2008

John Daly appears to be focused anew on climbing the world rankings and filling in for the debilitated Mr. Woods. Nothing says, "I'm trying to get sober and make a comeback" better than partnering in the Buick Open pro-am with Kid Rock. I live in MI, and the local news claims that Daly and Kid are pre-partying before their round at the Rock estate.

posted by Bill Lumbergh at 02:01 PM on June 25, 2008

I still don't understand why he needs to be replaced. Did he die? His year is done because of his knees/legs being trashed and requiring surgery. Where ya been?

posted by tahoemoj at 03:29 PM on June 25, 2008

But he's not dead, right? Right?

posted by BoKnows at 04:00 PM on June 25, 2008

For Tiger to die would entail him being human which, up until the last few weeks, wasn't a sure thing!

posted by tahoemoj at 05:22 PM on June 25, 2008

I think all we learned is that Tiger's knees are human.

posted by BoKnows at 11:34 PM on June 25, 2008

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