I was surfing around and came accross this post from John Ellis. I happened to be sitting on the 18th fairway watching Tiger when this happened (although I was clueless) and thank you SBC for the tickets!

"Friday, August 01, 2003
Posted 10:28 AM by John Ellis
A Golf Story

A friend of mine relates the following story. He swears that it is a true story and I believe him. It goes like this:

At the US Open at Pebble Beach in 2000, Tiger Woods pull-hooked a driver off the 18th tee into the Pacific Ocean. There followed a burst of profanity, for which Mr. Woods was later fined. That's the part of the story everyone remembers.

The part that followed, however, is astonishing. Picture the scene. Woods is standing there on 18 tee. His tee shot rests on the ocean floor. His caddy, Steve Williams, hands him a reload. As he does, he suggests that Tiger hit his two-iron. Tiger says no, he'll stripe the driver, knock it on the green in two, two putt and make the bogey 6. Williams says: "I really think you should hit the two-iron." Tiger says no, the driver is fine. Williams says: "I really, really think you should hit the two-iron." Tiger dismisses him, stripes the driver down the center of the fairway, knocks it on the green in two, two putts, makes his six.

And so the matter died, until a couple of weeks later, when Williams reminded Woods of their debate. "What was that all about?" asked Woods. "It was your last ball," responded Williams.

Incredible as it may seem, Woods only had two balls in his bag that day. Had he hit the reload into the sea, he would have been disqualified from the US Open, a tournament he ended up winning by 15 strokes."


Bob Novak has some details about the County Chairman's meeting at the recent CRP convention.

"The convention's mood favored conservative State Sen. Tom McClintock getting out of the race to stop dividing the Republican vote in this overwhelmingly Democratic state. At a meeting of the party's county chairmen, just two of them dissented from agreeing that there should only be one Republican candidate. "


I saw a funny post on Lucianne.com from readaholic

"A good friend of mine worked in day camp year ago attended by Arnold's three little daughters. One day one of the little girls couldn't unscrew her thermos lid. She asked a counselor for help, and the counselor had to ask another counselor, and so on, until finally one young man, grunting and straining trying to free the lid asked rhetorically, "Who made your lunch, anyway?" And she answered, "My daddy."


I didn't mention how great Arnold's speech was at the convention. I had a fabulous seat, front and center and he was marvelous. The speech was powerful, substantive, funny, inspirational ... everything one could have wanted. (And he looked very handsome ;^D)

How Desperate Can You Be???

Tom McClintock is touting on his campaign site the results from an on-line "straw poll". It is so obviously a bogus ploy -- It sounds like something someone running for Junior High Student Body President would do.