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Monday, February 15, 2010

The Limerick Summary: 2010 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

Winner: Dustin Johnson

The only celebrity this week on the European Tour was Andrew Dodt, who won the Avantha Masters in New Delhi, India. He won with a birdie on the last hole and, according to Michael Green down under at Aussie Golfer, did so in his first professional tournament. I'd call that an award-winning performance.

Likewise, one of the young guns on the Champions Tour, Fred Couples, accepted the award for winning the ACE Group Classic. Looks like a week for the noobs, doesn't it?

Well, Dustin Johnson doesn't count as a noob anymore, but he's definitely a young gun who's been ignored by the Academy for far too long. This is his third award in as many years, so maybe it's time we started giving him some props. Paul Goydos was also nominated in this category, but by far the biggest surprise was the near-upset staged by David Duval. I freely admit I had cast my vote for this sentimental favorite... but his good showings at last year's U.S. Open, as well as at this week's ceremonies, indicate that he won't be merely sentimental for much longer.

So now, without further ado, I present to you the Limerick Summary of the Week (envelope, please):
Celebrity players were lustin’
For the leading man’s role, played by Dustin.
When you crush it a mile,
You just wave and you smile…
And you win the award for ball-bustin’.