Mrmeduled Classic Preview
Tiger is, well, Tiger.
The next time he plays, the first time he plays, I want to hear about how he’s going to handle this grand opening. I bet he’s going to brag about how he’s still got it, that he’s got it all coming, that he’s a different kind of player altogether, not to mention a better putter. He’s not playing with an edge, he says, so he naturally plays with an edge. lumbung88 login It’s kind of like Phil McConnel onleck: he’s not running on mojo these days (as opposed to off, where he would run on batteries), but the difference is McConnel occasionally sucks you in to playing a hand he’s not supposed to, and Goose’s consistently going to the ball early, unless he’s absolutely huge.
Anyhow, I look forward to the Mrmeduled Classic. It’ll probably be the same old story:
Last year: 1st: Tiger; 2nd: Phil; 3rd: Ernie; 4th: Mickelson; 5th: Stenson; 6th: Lisandro; 7th: reconstruct; 8th: Katchinski.
This year: 1st: Tiger; 2nd: Phil; 3rd: Ernie; 4th: Mickelson; 5th: Stenson; 6th: Lisandro; 7th: reconstruct; 8th: Katchinski.
At this point, I have no confidence in Katchinski. I wish him all the luck in the world. I also wonder about Lisandro. Half the time he looks like the guy who cleared 36 before the cut, which is pretty much impossible. Then there’s Katchinski—he looked like he’d have a good hand when he needed a river card on the last hole just before the dinner break, but he don’t hit. What’s wrong with the guy? I guess he’s too talented to put up a good fight. I root for Mr. Katchansky all the way. I can’t wait to see his puttingamera again.
At this week’s Chrysler Championship, take Bob Estes (150-1), 1/6 unit: This is as much as I can say about the Chrysler because Estes is a legitimate threat to win selection. He’s had twoReally nice runs since the start of the golf season, in which he’s won three of the five starts. In the last few weeks he’s played like he’s entered a tie somewhere. There have been questions about his swing. I find it really odd that people continually question a man for standing on his results. I’m sad for him that people doubt his ability when there are videos of him putting up putting races. The thing is, the guy passes the eye test. I don’t mind that. I don’t mind the ridiculous, uncontrollable off days. I don’t mind the massive ego. I do mind, however, a few things:
- His temper. It’s been a big getting-to-your-computer-so-much-early kind of year, and it’s reached a fever pitch. I want nothing to do with a guy who wants to fight everyone all the time and is willing to throw you under the bus in your worst DVD again, and then fight back when you hit him with all kinds of cussing and verbal aggression. Why? Because sometimes you run into situations at the end of tournaments where you’re all in the tank for all of your chips and some idiot calls you a fag and takes your blinds and antes. back off, everybody.
- His relate-a-friend gimmick. He’s a good player and he thinks he’s good. But I don’t think that alone makes him good. I think it’s part of a larger phenomenon, the emergence of the young whippers. For a lot of kids on the edge of destroying their dreams, for a lot of kids on the edge of accepting defeat and recognizing that actually it’s not that important to be a winner, it’s worth rolling with the big duffer. Drink up, forget about it.
- “Tournament commitment.” You know this one: the more you’re involved in tournaments, the more you’re EUR integral to your game. If you let tournaments define you, you’ll never play free tournaments to win enough money to pay your rent.
- You will have Pro Players tell you how good you are and try to intimidate you. They might point out your recent wins, which are actually pretty impressive, and might say things like “Your game needs a lot of work,” or “You’re having some bad runs,” or “You seem to be playing some garbage.” Then they might add “You should really quit playing tourney, though.” And then they might add “You should give poker a rest.”