Ogilvy, Mahan and Jimenez.
Those were the 3 Gilagolf predicted would go the distance. Obviously, we’ll need a second look at our GPE (Gilagolf Prediction Engine) and get this sorted out.
Ogilvy’s round ended on the back nine, with 3 bogeys, the worst, that short putt he missed on the 16th.
Mahan never got going, bogeying 2 in the first nine and 3 more coming in. So much for flame on.
Jimenez had the best chance to make a run, as he birdied 3 of the last 5 holes, but his bogeys on 2 par 5s were absolutely unforgiving.
What we got right, was Lee Westwood missing the putt that mattered most. It was the same jerky action he employed in round 3, when nervous, and he hit his putt much too slowly.
So now, Tiger vs Mediate?
Goliath vs David?
Ferrari vs Daihatsu?
The Hulk vs Wimpy Nerd in High School?
It looks like Tiger will be chomping down Rocco for breakfast, but here’s the deal, he’s injured. So the only thing that can make Rocco win, it’s if Tiger doesn’t make it tomorrow. GPE predicts, if Tiger actually shows up in Torrey Pines tomorrow, he will win. Rocco is just too overwhelmed, if he’s in the same group as Tiger. Rocco loves to chit chat, like Phil, but Tiger is just going to look at him and say, “Shut up, little man, and let’s play ball. I will destroy you.”
We generally won’t vote for Tiger and we’re all for the underdog, especially one that resembles us in so many ways, from the way he swings to the way he gyrates his body when he hit a bad shot, but we just can’t see Rocco’s adrenaline carrying him another 18 holes. We can, however, predict what will go on in his mind tonight:
“Oh crap, I’m playing with Tiger tomorrow. I’m so screwed. Will he mind if I steal his balls and glove for souvenirs?”
We wish it was Jimenez vs Tiger one on one, and then we’ll be rooting for the Spaniard.