There was a time when Tiger Woods was expected to break the Jack Nicklaus record for major titles easily. That was many months ago and now with a messy personal life, injuries seeming to dog him at every turn, a new swing and tons of good young players, many of whom are no longer afraid of his game....the idea that Woods will pass Jack is not a sure thing...not even close. That being said Tiger is coming off an impressive win at Bay Hill two weeks ago and he knows the course at Augusta National as well as any player alive. He lives for thses moments and even when he was in complete upheavel the last few years he still played competitive golf on this big stage. There are those who say that Tiger's time has passed. That its guys like Rory McElroy or Adam Scott, Bubba Watson or Rickie Fowler,Keegan Bradley or Luke Donald that we should be watching. But you know that the biggest galleries this week will be following two players. Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods. Like Arnie & Jack before them...the rivalry and competition between these two players is what fans want to see...and if I was a betting man (nod ,wink) these two should be right in the mix on Sunday. And you wouldnt want it any other way.
Corey Hart hit a homer but the Brewers lost the final exhibition game to Arizona yeterday. Milwaukee stumbles into the regular season with three losses but I wouldnt put much stock into that. The pre-season is too long, especially for the position players. They were ready a couple of weeks ago...just waiting for the pitchers to catch up. Pre-season stats and win-losses mean nothing now...let's lace em up and play ball for real. Friday is Opening Day and Miller Park will be rockin.
The Bucks think they have a very good shot at making the playoffs. They face a much easier finishing schedule that the Knicks and it began last night as they beat Cleveland in the opener of a five game homestand. Monta Ellis had 30 & nine assists last night. They have back to back games Friday & saturday against Charlotte & Portland.
Its a high school baseball doubleheader today on Foxsports1390. First up Wausau East at Adams/Friendship at 4:30 followed by Lakeland at DC Everest.
Songs of the Day (from my I-pod)
Israelites-Desmond Dekker & The Aces (1969) most of us heard reggae music for the first time when this poured out of our transistor radios. I still have no idea what he's saying but the beat is infectious
It Ain't Me Babe-Turtles (1965) Many bands did the songs of Bob Dylan in the 60's and this pop remake was one of the best. The Turtles made great pop records for about 4 years before Howard Kaylan & Mark Volman (the two singers in front here) became Flo & Eddie and released all kinds of weierd stuff in the 70's.