Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Els gets more props for winning in China

The Els sycophancy continues. Mike McAllister has Els leap-frogging Vijay to make it into second place on his worthless power rankings. Granted, Vijay had a very average week (he's does play a lotta weeks though, ya know), but let's not get too excited about a win in China. Where the runner-up was ranked 205 in the world. Where the communist government has put a stop to any further golf course building until it can assess the social implications of the spread of the game. And, let's not forget that Els barely made the cut at Augusta just weeks ago.

Another point: Els is still only ranked second of the European Tour O of M behind Retief Goosen. Funny considering that Goosen has only played in 3 Euro-sactioned tournaments while Els has won 3 of the 7 he has played in. It just so happens, however, that Goosen took T3 at The Masters and and 3rd at the Accenture Match Play, which are both sanctioned by the EuroPGA. Els respective finishes at those tournaments were 47th and "Did Not Play."

Memo to SI: It's bad enough that we have to read Scott Wraight's clever lists every week. Why force-feed us McAllister's tripe as well?


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