- The Washington Times - Tuesday, August 5, 2008

HE SAID WHAT?

“You won’t see me until December.” — Greg Norman after competing in the British Open, Senior British Open and the Senior U.S. Open the last three weekends

TAKE YOUR PICK: Who will win the Heisman Trophy?

A. Florida’s Tim Tebow — The junior quarterback won the award as a sophomore and should have more (healthier) weapons at his disposal this season.

B. Georgia’s Knowshon Moreno — The top Dawg rushed for 1,334 yards as a freshman but could lose love to backfield mates Matt Stafford and Caleb King (a prep player touted far more than Moreno).

C. West Virginia’s Pat White — Like Tebow and Moreno, White shares the backfield with a player who will steal some of his thunder (RB Noel Devine). Unlike those two, White’s lack of competition in the Big East is likely to hamper his chances.

D. Ohio State’s Chris “Beanie” Wells — The bruising junior (6-foot-1, 237 pounds) rushed for 1,609 yards last season and single-handedly destroyed Michigan with a 222-yard performance.

Our Take — If there were a box labeled “other,” that probably would be the pick. But among the four candidates listed, Wells probably has the best chance in that he’s the main option for a ball-control junkie in the Big Ten. Sure, Tebow is the returning winner and preseason favorite, but we’re just not sure he can stay healthy enough in coach Urban Meyer’s modified single-wing attack to match Archie Griffin’s double.

TWT FOUR: Golf’s Worst Major Winners

In honor of this week’s PGA Championship at Oakland Hills, a venue that was last won by Steve Jones, here’s our Slam hall of shame.

1. Shaun Micheel, 2003 PGA Championship — Had done nothing before and has done nothing since he stole the Wanamaker Trophy at Oak Hill.

2. Jack Fleck, 1955 U.S. Open — Though most history books and news reports tend to agree on the subject, we’re still not sure some weekend golfer moonlighting on the PGA Tour actually beat Ben Hogan in an 18-hole playoff.

3. Tom Creavy, 1931 PGA Championship — Creavy was the head pro at Albany Country Club & Saratoga Spa when he won the match-play PGA in 1931.

4. Todd Hamilton, 2004 British Open — Mr. Hybrid has just one other career win on his resume (2004 Honda), but he does receive style points for claiming he shared a drink from the claret jug in the simultaneous company of Jerry Jones and Jenna Jameson. Yeah, that Jerry and that Jenna.

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