By Ian “E” Lanz, Ian’s Leather Golf Bag
Hey everybody! – Ian here. I’m an accountant, and I still live with my parents (not for long, though – fingers crossed!). I’ve yet to find a good thing about being an accountant. It seemed like a good idea when I was in my 6th year of college, but, now, I dread the reaction I get when I tell people what I do. Most of the time they ask “Oh, can you do my taxes for me? Heh heh.” As if that’s the only thing we do (jerks!). I can barely do my own.
Here, on 2L, you will have the distinguished privilege of reading me until I, inevitably, kill myself. Until then, I’ll be writing about golf, leather goods and other random stuff. Just a warning, though – I hate golf, and I strongly disapprove of leather.
This past weekend marked the start of the PGA Tour season. As usual, the season opened in Kapalua, Hawaii with its Tournament of Champions sponsored by Hyundai.
“Hyundai…Drive Your Way.”
The action got off to a rough start with defending champ Geoff Ogilvy withdrawing after slicing his hand on a coral reef prior to the event. Not to mention Camilo Villegas’ disqualification after a fan watching on TV called in and snitched on him regarding a rules violation. Villegas was notified of the violation after he had signed an incorrect scorecard, rendering him ineligible. In the end, it came down to a 2-man playoff with Jonathan Byrd defeating Robert Garrigus in extra holes!
Now, I know what you’re asking. “Who the heck are these guys?”
I don’t know.
It was a very surprising result considering that the field consisted entirely of winners from the previous year (yes, both those guys were actually winners last year.) Notably absent was Phil Mickelson, who was rumored to have been skiing the Swiss Alps for the weekend.
Next up is the Sony Open in Honolulu, which is just one in a long line of tournaments that no one will watch until Tiger and Phil decide to take their clubs out of the garage.
A Side Note:
I Just want to give a quick plug to my fellow contributor, Tommy from Tommy’s Basement Theatre. I hear he’s back from his sabbatical in Cyprus and that he’s found his “cinematic voice,” if you will. Rumor has it, his first review will be the cult classic Dunston Checks In. Now, that’s something everyone can look forward to.