Golf: Duel at Jinsha Lake-A A +A
Friday, November 2, 2012
AT THE cashier's table in the golf clubhouse, a little girl climbed the table and swallowed several 5-peso coins. And so, she was rushed to the hospital. The girl's dad was not around during that time since he was playing golf. He was notified quickly and so he rushed to the hospital to check on his daughter. "Doctor" How is my little girl doing — the one who swallowed several 5-peso coins this morning?” and the doctor replied, "No change yet." Hehe. Get it? Get it?
So, golfing fans, were you able to watch the exhibition match between Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy? It was held in Jinsha Lake Golf Club, Zhengzhou, China. The game was stroke play, not match play. Rory McIlroy won by one stroke over Tiger Woods.
I don't know about you guys, but I really did not find the game that exciting. Yes, of course, it was fun to watch them play. But I could not feel the competition part of it though. It felt like watching two buddies play a regular golf game with so many camera men covering the event and so many volunteers trying to control the crowd. That was it. And it felt like I was walking behind them the whole 18 holes, which was so cool.
There was one part there that I found funny. Golfers, you know how it is when you think you have not made a good shot, and while you are walking towards your ball, you try to figure out in your head how you will play your next shot. During that moment, it is a no no for anyone to talk to you or bother you, right? Well, remember in that par 5 on the back nine, dog leg to the left, water on the left with that nice yacht following them--.Tiger made his drive and it did not seem okay. When Tiger almost reached the area where his ball was, the Chinese commentator/TV guy asked Tiger about how he was going to play his next shot. And Tiger's reply was something like -- "I don't know. I have not seen it yet." Hahaha! My goodness. He just got there. He has not analyzed his next shot yet. If it were me, if I were Tiger, I would have said the same thing to him too, or get nasty and say, "please, do not bother me."
I will not tell you what happened hole per hole nor who led after how many holes. Besides, it was just an exhibition game. It did not feel like they were that serious about their game anyway. FYI, according to Michael Collins of ESPN, Tiger Woods was given $2 million dollars and Rory McIlroy was given $1 million dollars for showing up in the event. How nice to be a golf celebrity.
What an expensive event. There were stunt planes and helicopters in the sky. There were nice cars like Rolls Royces, Aston Martins, and Maseratis. There were fireworks. Plus, there was that yacht that was inside the golf lake following them around. It makes me wonder. I wonder how much the property is worth in that golf course? It is definitely a rich man's playground.
Both players came from somewhere before their "Duel at Jinsha Lake." Rory competed at the BMW Masters in Shanghai, China, while Tiger Woods competed at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. And after their showdown, they both did not show up for the HSBC Champions event. They both received negative comments for not showing up. Do they really care? I guess not.
After all, they are the world’s no. 1 and no. 2 in golf.
Congratulations to the winners of the 2nd Lifeline Open Golf Tournament held at Davao City Golf Club last October 26-27. Here they are:
Class A gross champion - Den-Den de Castro
Class A net champion - Albert Cainghog
Class B gross champion - Nonong Tan
Class B net champion - Fred Baloran
Class C gross champion - Regner Peneza
Class C net champion - JM Balbuena
Class D gross champion - Jerico Bajo
Class D net champion - Alvin Roy Aquino
Seniors 55-65 yrs old gross champion - Tibor Marcelino
Seniors 55-65 yrs old net champion - Antonio Bautista
Seniors 66 yrs old up gross champion - Oscar Lopez
Seniors 66 yrs old up net champion - Teddy Nano
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on November 02, 2012.