Phil Mickelson hugged his cancer-stricken wife amy and their three children as the camera's zoomed in to catch every moment up close & personal. Pro golf milks this moment of course. They could easily meet in the scorers cabin and share thir moment away from thousands of prying eyes bu that wouldnt make good TV. Mickelson earned his green jacket yesterday with some fabulous shot-making on the back nine and practicing as he called it, "Damage Control". Tiger Woods...not so much. He had flashes of his old form but looked like a golfer who hadnt played a competitive round in five months including three putting from 6 feet on one hole. He looked like he was trying to be more calm and centered on the course but the old fire did emerge a bit in the post round interview with Peter Kostis. Woods sounded a bit peeved that folks seem to now to expect him to smile his way around the course even when he isn't playing well. His arrogance and aura of superiority are two of the reasons why he was on top of the golf world and if he can't get them back...he won't be the same player he was before.
It as a good weekend for Madison golfer Jerry Kelly who finished in the top 16 and earned a return trip next year/
What's wrong with Trevor Hoffman? Much was made of his light schedule of throwing in Spring Training. The Brewers basically let hime tailor his own schedule and he didn't see much game action in Arizona. He has blown two saves to start the season and has an ERA over 13. The offense bailed him out last night but hopefully Hoffman can get things squared away and won't have Brewer fans muttering "Hells Bells" every time he trots in from the pen.
Scott Skiles got thrown out of the game Saturday night as the Boston Celtics roughed up the Bucks. This could be the first round of the playoffs and Milwaukee will need somebody to bring some toughness to match the physical play of the Celtics. There are two regular season games left...tonight hosting Atlanta and Wednesday night at Boston.
The Badger hockey team never looked comfortable against Boston College Saturday night in the 5-0 loss. It was just the third time Wisconsin had been shut-out this season.
Songs of the Day- (from my i-pod)
Faithless Love-Linda Ronstadt (1974) from her breakthrough LP "Heart Like A Wheel" came this rendition of a JD Souther song. Souther was an LA fixture in the early 70's and hung out with Rondstadt and the Eagles at the Troubadour.
Fallin-Alicia Keys (2001) unlike all of the other r&b divas that emerged in the last decade....Keys can really play. She's a musican first but man, what a voice!