Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hendren's Hyperbole! Episode 10 -- Announcing the Golfdom March Madness Bracket Challenge!

What’s up Hendren’s Hyperbole fans and random internet surfers who happen to stumble upon this awesome blog?

I’ll tell you what’s up! March Madness! That’s right; the NCAA tournament starts in nine days! There are few things that make me happier than watching Tiger struggle or the train wreck that is John Daly and March Madness just so happens to be one of those things. So I am pumped and unless you live under a rock or are a BYU fan, you probably are too!

Here’s the skinny. Over a few cocktails last Friday evening, Jones and I decided the only responsible thing to do about our March Madness itch is to host the first ever Golfdom March Madness Bracket Challenge. What could be more enjoyable than talking trash to fellow industry partners about their brutal bracket picks and winning some prizes in the process?

Answer: Nothing, nothing is better than prizes and a little trash talking!

Details as far as prizes are still in the works, so check back here for details but the group bracket is ready to go. You will find Golfdom’s Bracket Challenge on www.yahoosports.com under the group ID 19161. It’s easy to find and sign up for and best of all it’s FREE! Once you get to Yahoo Sports just click on Tournament Pick’em and sign up to join group 19161. NO PASSWORD IS NEEDED. Obviously, the brackets aren't set yet, but you can register now and the site will send you a reminder once the brackets are official. We'll also be sending out reminders next week as well.

Once you have your bracket filled out just sit back, let the madness consume you and make sure your smack talking is up to par! The good news is Yahoo runs this thing all by itself, so me and Jones won't be in a bar every weekend trying to score brackets. It's almost fool proof!

Let’s get on to a little golf…

Rory Sabbatini won The Honda Classic last weekend by one shot over Y.E. Yang. The win earns him 500 FedEx Cup points and the final spot in this week’s World Golf Championship-Cadillac Championship. The field is set with 69 players from 19 countries and includes all of the top 50 from the Official World Golf Ranking. Of the 69 players in the field 60 of them are inside the top 65 in the Official World Golf Ranking.

This week’s tournament should be awesome because all the who’s who of professional golf will be in the field including my boy Johnny Vegas. I am hoping he can get his stuff together, make a great run and be around come Sunday afternoon. If not, I guess I can always just watch the inevitable meltdown known as Tiger Woods.

Check back here and follow Golfdom on twitter for more details on Golfdom’s Bracket Challenge coming soon!

-- Matt Hendren

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