Tough day to be like me and be a card carrying member of #TeamFrank. My two picks to win this year were Bronte and Frank. So needless to say, barring a miracle, it doesn't look like that's going to work out too well for me. Big Brother is dumb.
Here are my updated Power Rankings.
With his presidency winding down, there are only so many speeches President Obama has left to give. So I made it a point of mine last night to stay up and watch our President give his speech at the Democratic National Convention. Now I'm not going to talk about what he said or what his message was because that is ultimately going to offend or upset about 45% of the people who read this. Republicans surely hated his message last night, the same way Democrats probably hated most of the speeches given last week at the Republican National Convention. Which is ridiculous by the way. We live in the greatest country in the world and people hate other people just because of the party they are affiliated with. That's another article for another day though.
Here I just want to talk briefly on President Obama, the speech giver. Man that guy can deliver a speech. Whether you agree with his message and politics or not, it's hard to argue that the man has a presence on that stage. He has a rhythm and a poise up on that stage that makes watching him speak an event, at least for me. His speeches are smooth, they always have great timing, and they often have an emotional component or a call to action. An inspiring aspect if you will. And he is great at throwing in a joke or two at the right time, sometimes even casually out of no where like he did with his birth certificate line. For me, it's hard to picture either candidate this year giving a speech like that in the future. Maybe both could grow into their roles in time and replicate that but President Obama has left a big teleprompter to fill after his 8 years in office.
With the Olympics this year, the PGA has to pack their schedule together to accommodate golfers planning to participate in Rio this season so we get another major this week. My picks have been brutal so far this season in majors so your call on how closely you want to follow these. Although I did give you Henrik Stenson to win, I just gave it to you one tournament early at the Masters instead of the British Open. FYI, last major I picked Sergio Garcia to win. So if me picking major winners one major early becomes a trend, it's good news for Sergio this week.
I think you are getting great odds on Bubba Watson and Adam Scott this week. Neither will be my pick to win but I'd put money on both. I think they both finish in at least the Top 10 this week, if not Top 5. Both are going off at 30-1 so I'd take some action there.
For my pick this week, I'm going to keep riding Henrik Stenson. I said at the start of the year that this needed to be a big year for him and he needed to take that next step to get over the hump. He did that last month by winning the British Open. I'm doubling down on him again this week and say he wins the PGA Championship too. His odds are only 15-1 heading into the tournament. Normally that's too low for me since it's so hard to win a golf tournament that only getting 15-1 back isn't enough for me most times; but I have a feeling here. Maybe I just want it to happen more than I actually think it will happen but it's enough for me to pull for it so I'm going with it.
Other big odds fliers I like if you are interested:
J.B. Holmes 60-1
Danny Willett 60-1
Bill Haas 80-1