Tomorrow I’m heading out to attend our national golf championship, the 2011 U.S. Open. I’m beyond excited. I’ve only attended 7 golf tournaments before: the now defunct Bellsouth Classic (twice), The Masters (thrice), the Tour Championship (twice) and hope to attend the PGA Championship later this year at Atlanta Athletic Club. This will be the third U.S. Open that Congressional has hosted, first in 1964 when Ken Venturi won, and then in 1997 when Ernie Els took home the trophy. In between, it hosted the 1976 PGA Championship, won by Dave Stockton, and the 1995 U.S. Senior Open, won by Tom Weiskopf. It’s a great venue, and exactly the type of place where the U.S. Open belongs. I expect it to be a great tournament as well, even if Tiger Woods won’t be participating. Lots of people are picking Luke Donald to win, but I’m picking and rooting for Matt Kuchar. It’s time for another Georgia Tech alum to win a major. Links and such after the jump.
Paul Johnson isn’t as worried about his OL as everyone else. (AJC)
Another market inefficiency from Fangraphs. This time, it’s talent from Asia. (Fangraphs)
Jonah Keri on umpire failures in MLB. (Fangraphs)
MLB stadium news, featuring the Rays, parking at Yankee Stadium, and plans for a Las Vegas stadium. (Hardball Times)
Danny Wuerffel is in the hospital with a rare autoimmune disease. (Doc Saturday)
The fan code of conduct in San Diego faces a First Amendment challenge. (PFT)
Depending on which person you listen to, Georgia Tech might play in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game in 2013. (CFT)
If you read the first link, you’ll see head coach Paul Johnson isn’t so sure about that.
Are college football coaches overpaid? (The Business of College Sports)
The constraint theory of offense. (Smart Football)