Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Hendren's Hyperbole! Episode 9 -- Winter doesn't rule

Greetings from the Hendren’s Hyperbole think tank in wonderful Kansas City! I don’t know about you but I am really, really, REALLY ready for spring! I have had about all the snow and sleet I can handle. I am ready to get the 2011 season rocking. It’s kind of funny because I'm always ready for winter to arrive so I can catch my breath. After about two weeks of winter I'm ready for spring to arrive.

I know, I know, I should just be happy living in the moment but that’s not me. I am always ready for the next challenge to present itself. Change is good and always welcome!

On a personal note, over the weekend I booked a weeklong trip for my wife and me to the Dominican Republic in April. We're looking forward to playing some golf but have no clue what courses to play. If anyone has information on courses to play and courses to skip fire me a comment!

Thanks to Leastman for your comment last week on John Daly’s brutal wardrobe and entertaining personal life. Comments from readers are what make or break Hendren’s Hyperbole, at least in my eyes!

Congratulations to Luke Donald for getting over the hump and capturing his first victory in the PGA in five years at the Accenture Match Play Championship. Luke has had 28 top ten finishes but just couldn’t get over the hump. It was an impressive victory and a long time coming. Donald played 89 holes during 6 matches and never trailed at any time. He also produced 32 birdies. That’s 7 more birdies than any other competitor. Luke only had to play the 17th hole once and never had to play the 18th hole. That is an impressive display taking on the top 64 players in the world. Nice work Luke!

Was anyone surprised Tiger got bounced by 16-seed Thomas Bjorn in the first round? I think the real surprise would have been if he didn’t. Tiger only managed to birdie 4 holes and conceded 3 holes, a lackluster performance even by Tiger's new standards. Like always here on Hendren’s Hyperbole, Tiger…..what a bum.

That’s going to do it for this week’s Hendren’s Hyperbole. Keep those comments coming and let me know if you have a PGA favorite or not-so-favorite you want to be put on blast here on Hendren’s Hyperbole. I'm always interested in knowing what readers truly want to read about.

--Matt Hendren


Leastman said...

Wow, a weeklong trip to the Dominican. That sounds like a blast, wish I could go!!!!

I think Tiger's lack of game is all mental at this point. He's lost his edge and the other players all know it. Nobody is scared of him anymore.

My favorite player is Rickie Fowler, mostly because he can "rock the pink"!

Hendren said...

You a big fan of "rocking the pink", are ya? Huh.
I have to agree that Tigers biggest weakness is between his ears. I think he is going to have a really tough time getting his edge back. I don't think he will ever be the golfer he was before he thought it would be a great idea to play Escalade crash derby.
Other people always have all the great ideas!