Monday, May 14, 2007

O'Hair goes for a $700,000 drink

At the PGA Players Champtionship on Sunday, Phil Mickelson and Sean O'Hair were going shot for shot until the famous 17th island green. O'Hair was 2 shots down and had to make his move. He felt he had no choice but to go after the pin on the 17th, and was shocked when his 9-iron sailed over the green. He hit another ball in the water from the drop area and wound up with a quadruple-bogey 7, and his bogey on the 18th hole gave him a 76 and dropped him from second place to 11th place, the difference of $747,000.

It was a good thing for Sean that he previously broke the contract with his dad, which saw him collect 10% of his son's career winnings. If this was still in place, his father would have tanned his ass to the tune of $75,000. At least Sean doesn't go home empty handed. Just instead of a big cheque and the crystal winner's trophy, O'Hair leaves with cab fare a tin cup.

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