Today, as I was trying to recover from a nasty cold, I had some free time to veg in front of the tube...scrolling past the golf channel, I saw not one, but TWO fairly engaging tournaments in action. The Nationwide gang is slugging it out at Pete Dye's Valley Course at Sawgrass, while the last season PGA crew teed it up in Sin City at the Justin Timberlake/Shriners gig.
I've played Dye's Valley course 4 times this year, so it was pretty darn cool to watch the pros playing somewhere I visited as recently as 4 weeks back. These guys are currently scrambling to make it into the Nationwide's version of the FedEx Cup, with only the top 60 finishers this week making it into next week's season ending Nationwide Championship. It was good to see the crop of NW'ers who will make it onto the PGA Tour next year by virtue of finishing in the top 25. Among these are Tommy "Two Gloves" Gainey (formerly of The Golf Channel's "Big Break") and Jhonattan Vegas - both very good players and a lot of fun to watch.
JT's brought more than "Sexy Back" this year to his signature event - as a fair number of top tier players are in the field ( Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, et al). It's been wet in Vegas this week, so the scores are low - be sure to check this out in between football games this weekend.
One last thing before I go - be looking for some kick azz new irons from the boys at TaylorMade golf - I've only seen photos (and have not read anything about them - so consider this a SCOOP !). More info coming next week as I start digging around on this story.
Oh, as a matter of fact...It IS good to be back.