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Weekend in Review: Sleeper in Qatar; Collapse at the Hope

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Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images

Move along, there’s nothing more to see here.

With the exception of Steve Stricker’s monumental collapse on Sunday where he tripled the 7th hole and then quadrupled the 10th, most of the weekend’s action was pretty tame.

You had Alvaro Quiros winning the Qatar Masters by three, and Pat Perez swooping in for the win at the Bob Hope. Granted Perez did have to hit the green safely at 18 for the win, but the fact is, is that I just don’t consider the Hope a real tournament any longer.

For one, the tournament is 90 holes. And I’m sorry, but these types of tournaments just don’t grind my gears any more. I know there are some out there that enjoy seeing the celebrities, but if you really want to make a tournament like this, I’d recommend leaving it to the Pebble Beach Pro-Am or just to Pro-Am’s in general. It just doesn’t make much sense to me anymore.

This week brings the FBR Open, the return of Phil Mickelson to the field, and the return of 72 holes of golf. Hooray for tournaments that don’t have seven hour rounds!

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Written by Jonathan Wall

01/26/2009 at 9:02 pm

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