Best bets this week: Tiger Woods and Adam Scott-A A +A
By Imee Garcia
Thursday, August 2, 2012
JOKE Time: Filipino phrases Part 1
Persuading – unang kasal
Depress – Ang nagkasal sa persuading
Devastation – istasyon ng bus
Protestant – tindahan ng prutas
This week, in the PGA Tour, is the Reno-Tahoe Open. But, the bigger tournament to watch for is the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational, which is also this week, from August 2 – 5, 2012. It is invitational, which means, one has to be invited, and so, not all players can join. Last year’s winner is Adam Scott. But, FYI, Tiger Woods has won this event 7 times since 1999. So, who do you think will win this year? Best bets are Tiger Woods and Adam Scott.
My wish for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational: That Adam Scott will lead on the first 3 days. And in second place will be Tiger. And so they will be paired in the final round. And I want Tiger Woods to win, and I want to see a come-from-behind victory. And I want it to be very thrilling. I want to see a lot of pumping fist action from Tiger, and I want to hear a lot of roars from the crowd every time he makes a great putt.
But I like Adam Scott to win too. He is a great player and he is very handsome. And his loss during The Open Championship is still fresh in his mind. He will definitely try to make up for his loss. But then, Tiger is hungry for another win too. And people expect him to do very well in this tournament since he has won this 7 times in the past. Or, maybe a different guy will win it. How corny. I wish the winner would either be Tiger or Adam only. How exciting! I can’t wait to watch it.
Joke Time: Filipino Phrases Part 2
Masturbation – malawakang gutom
Statue – ikaw ba yan?
Predicate – pakawalan mo ang pusa
Aspect – pang tusok o pangdurog ng yelo
Over at the oldies, the Champions Tour, if you watched the Senior Open Championship last week, you already know who won it—Fred Couples, my forever crush. He birdied the last two holes in the final round. On the 18th green, his birdie putt was 25 feet long. He only needed a par to win it, but he made his putt and won by two strokes.
Here are the top players of the Senior British Open: 1st – Fred Couples 271, 2nd – Gary Hallberg 273, tied for 3rd—Barry Lane, Carl Mason, Dick Mast 276, tied for 6th – John Cook, Peter Fowler, Bernhard Langer, Mark Weibe 278, tied for 10th – Jay Don Blake, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Lehman, Tom Watson, Ian Woosnam 279.
Over at the LPGA, the ladies in golf, the famous Evian Masters was held last July 26-29, 2012. Most LPGA tournaments are held in the US. But this one was held in France. Sosyal! Inbee Park won the tournament. Here is the complete list of winners: 1st – Inbee Park 271, tied for 2nd – Karrie Webb, Stacy Lewis 273, tied for 4th – Natalie Gulbis, Shanshan Feng, Hyo Joo Kim 274, 7th – Anna Nordqvist 276, 8th – Se Ri Pak 277, Tied for 9th – Paula Creamer, Ilhee Lee, Beatriz Recari 278.
Joke Time: Filipino Phrases Part 3
Effort – paradahan ng eroplano
Deposit – gripo (call DIPLOMA if deposit is leaking)
City – numero bago mag-utso (8)
Shampoo – numero bago mag-labing-isa (11)
Over at the Philippine Golf Tour, the players were at Sta. Barbara Golf Club in Iloilo last week. The winner of the ICTSI Iloilo Golf Challenge is Mars Pucay. Congratulations! In second place is Miguel Tabuena. Tied for third place is Tony Lascuna and Jhonnel Ababa.
And news about the beautiful golfing ladies of Davao, hehe, they are leaving for Cagayan de Oro next week. The Women’s Golf Association of the Philippines (WGAP) Luzvimin tournament is going to be held at Pueblo de Oro Golf Club this year. It will be on August 8-10, 2012.
There will be two teams from Davao participating in this event. One is Apo Golf & Country Club, and the other is Davao City Golf Club. The members of Apo Golf Club are—Mimi Siason, Vicky Tan, Cecile Co, Beth Crisologo, Gemma Bokawachi, Irene Shinmura, and yours truly, Imee Garcia. The members of Davao City Golf Club are—Jover Vergara, Sally Antivo, Stella Barnes, Faye Jayno, Rose Sara, JM Balbuena and Neng Revilleza.
Wish us luck, peeps!
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on August 03, 2012.