After last week’s near miss at the TPC at Sawgrass, David Toms has left little room for doubt that he is willing, ready and able to win a PGA Tour event this season. After two back to back blistering 62’s at the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, Toms has virtually lapped the field. A seven shot lead after the opening 36 holes puts the specter of last weeks mental breakdown on hole 16 at TPC well in the rear view mirror. I feel like this tournament may just about be over. Let’s revisit this on Sunday evening.
In other news the most influential and well known name in golf, Titleist (Acushnet Co.), has been sold off by parent company Fortune Brands to Fila Korea and a private equity firm for the tidy sum of 1.225 billion dollars. Titleist along with Foot Joy and Pinnacle will now be part of the Fila stable and time will tell whether there will be any major changes made to the storied brand. This author certainly hopes not. The current management team including CEO Wally Uihlein will be kept in place and for the time being the corporate headquarters will remain in Fairhaven, Mass.
Tiger, Tiger, Tiger… what’s next for this fallen star? Like the commercial we have all seen too many times he has fallen and cannot get up. In a recent golf digest.com article, John Feinstein has added his two cents to the situation.
Feinstein is clearly an insider in the golf industry and I respect his opinions and commentary. Is he on to something? Is this the beginning of the end for Tiger? Read his commentary and let me know what you, the WAGGLE.COM audience thinks. I look forward to seeing your comments.
Yours in Good Golf & Good Health,
Terp Golf Dude