published Thursday, April 11th, 2013

5-at-10: Masters begins

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- From the Richmond County satellite office of the "Talks too much studios, fore please, the 5-at-10's now driving...

Masters contest

We are going to move quickly today because we have to get to work.

The rules are simple: Pick five golfers and we'll take your best four finishers. You get points for where they place (first = 1 point; 11th = 11 points) and the two lowest scores win.

Here are the entries so far (if you do not see yours let us know):

5-at-10 — Tiger, Mickelson, Rose, Bradley

Mrs. 5-at-10 — Zach Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott

Dawg747 — Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Jason Dufner, Matt Kuchar

McPell — Mickelson (last time I swear), Dufner, Choi, Snedeker & Kuchar.

(side note: Love the Choi pick. If he wins, your new Delta Tau Chi name will be Pure Choi... Why not?)

Sportsfan — Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Bo Van Pelt, Justin Rose, and Fred Couples

Todd962 — Schwartzel, Luke Donald, Jason Dufner, and Tiger

Fred — Couples, Tiger, Phil, Bubba

WarEagle — Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Tiger, Dustin Johnson

BlueOval — Tiger, Mickelson, Snedeker and B Watson

DanRoth22 — Phil Mickelson, Justin Rose, Fred Couples, Adam Scott, and Jason Dufner

Deboman — P. Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Lee Westwood, Rory McIlroy, and Padraig Harrington

OrdinaryGuy — Tiger, Vijay, Rory, and Phil

Spy — Dufner, Jason Day, Snedeker, Rory and DA Points

StuckinKent — Phil Mickelson, Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Matt Kuchar

RustyVol — Tiger, A. Scott, L. Westwood, and Phil

OrangeGuy — Bubba, Rory, Stricker, Phil, & Mahan

Richie Rich — Phil Mickelson, Luke Donald, Matt Kuchar, Brandt Snedeker, Lee Westwood

Jefe — Laird, Kaymer, Schwartzel, Oosthuizen, Donald.... War Foreigners

Weena — Couples, Charlie Schwartzel, Westwood, Tiger

TFP golf ace David Uchiyama — Phil, Rory, Dufner, Sneds, Adam Scott

Addicted to Chalupa -- Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker

fechancellor -- Tiger, Rory, McDowell, Bradley

TNBuck -- I'll take J. Day, A. Scott, Phil, Kuchar, & Dustin Johnson.

HardCopy -- Tiger Woods, Jason Dufner, Jason Day, Bill Haas.

bready -- I'll take Tiger, Sneds, Keegan Bradley, Justin Rose.

wcole777 -- Tiger Woods, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson & Steve Stricker

TFP football ace David Paschall -- Tiger, Rory, Kuchar, Angeggl Cabrera

Quake -- Tiger, Rory, Djohnson, Phil

Cowboy Joe -- Tiger, Phil, Johnson and Johnson

Doc (he is a doctor after all) -- Phgil, Rose, DJohnson, Westwood, Scott Piercy

Coach Mac -- Tiger, Dufner, Bubba, McIlroy

TFP UT ace Downtown Patrick Brown -- Westwood (as always), rory, Bubba, Keegan Bradley, Adam Scott

Billy in Brainerd -- Kuchar, Louis, Yang, Snedeker and G-F Castano

Mr Spud -- Tiger, Kuchar, Westwood and Mickelson

We'll update the list later... and welcome to all the new faces, including coach Mac.


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    Amateur Steven Fox hits on the driving range during a practice round for the Masters golf tournament Tuesday.
    Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Masters ramblings

By now the tournament is in full force and we'll spend much of the morning following Steven Fox, so play nice.

On Fox, we spent some time with he and his family last night before he headed to the famed Crow's Nest, and the kid was as calm as an October lake morning. What an adventure huh?

He's playing with Bubba and Ian Poulter today and tomorrow. Cool stuff.


Braves magic

The legend of Oso Blanco only grows. Evan Gattis, the Braves catcher and cleanup hitter who was out of baseball for four years, is hitting .391 and hit his third homer of the season in last night's 8-0 drubbing of the Marlins.

Amazing indeed.

The artist formerly known as Jason Heyward is hitting a less than stellar .071.

Go figure huh?


This and that

• Loved a few of the suggestions for the name of the two-week radio adventure TFP football ace David Paschall and the goofballTFP sports editor will try starting Monday on ESPN 105.1 here in town.

• Kobe scored 47 as the Lakers stayed in the playoff hunt. If LA makes it in -- it holds a scant edge with a few games left -- the Lakers would be the most dangerous 8 seed of all-time.

• As our ace columnist Mark Wiedmer shared this morningg, Shaq was in Chattanooga Wednesday. Shaq is a cool cucumber you know?

• NFL draft names moving and shaking -- we love the draft; you know this. There's no way we spend a first-rounder on any QB on this board. Also, as all-around ace David Paschall shared, Mel Kiper Jr has Da'Rick Rogers in Round 4. If David Ricky Rogers is still on the board going into the Saturday of the draft, we'd move pieces to have that first pick. Kid can play.

• side note: The 'g' key on our keyboard is sticking so if you see a randon 'g' well now you know.

• Want to know a side story about the glorious, high-dollar newspaper travel? Here's what happened this morning at the America's Best Inn parking log -- Uch is outside smoking, and a Richmond County sheriff pulls through the parking lot and says, "If you see a black male in a yellowT-shirt call 911." Ocuh-standing


Today's question

Don't forget Friday's mailbag. And yes we know that is not a question.

We thought about asking something poetic or magical about Augusta, but that's not our style.

Try this one: What's the Rushmore of Caddyshack quotes? Yep, give us your fav four quotes from the iconic golf movie.

about Jay Greeson...

Jay was named the Sports Editor of the Times Free Press in 2003 and started with the newspaper in May 2002 as the Deputy Sports Editor. He was born and raised in Smyrna, Ga., and graduated from Auburn University before starting his newspaper career in 1997 with the Newnan (Ga.) Times Herald. Stops in Clayton and Henry counties in Georgia and two years as the Sports Editor of the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal preceded Jay’s ...

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ordinaryguy said...

Rushmore

It's easy to grin when you ship comes in...

I smell varmit p**g

I shoulda yelled TWO

Tanks for nuttin (poor irish accent)

I still vote my suggestion for the radio gig: PG in the afternoon

April 11, 2013 at 10:11 a.m.
mcpell3 said...

Caddyshack Rushmore - "Be the ball" "Do you know what the Lama says? Gunga galunga" "Oh, this your wife, huh? A lovely lady. Hey baby, you must've been something before electricity" "Its in the hole!"

April 11, 2013 at 10:15 a.m.
chas9 said...

The classy America's Brest, huh? Quite the travel budget at the TFP.

April 11, 2013 at 10:25 a.m.
Todd962 said...

"So I got that going for me, which is nice."

"Your uncle molests collies."

"The crowd has gone deadly silent, Cinderella story, outta nowhere, a former greenskeeper, now, about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a miracle....It's in the hole, It's in the hole."

"You'll get nothing and like it!"

April 11, 2013 at 10:39 a.m.
jomo11 said...

" I got a pool and a pond, the pond would be good for you "

" I will have a hambuger, a hot dog, some fries, chips. . ." " You will have nothing, and like it "

"How do you measure yourself against other golfers if you dont keep score ? " " By height"

April 11, 2013 at 11:34 a.m.
chas9 said...

How do the azaleas look? And Laird's batting .400.

I like that Shaq's mom slapped him for bragging about his cars. And is that really Mrs. Barkley holding up Sir Chuck's XXXL tighty whiteys in the ad?

Mailbag question: Who's on your Rushmore of retired athletes as pitchmen on TV?

April 11, 2013 at 12:09 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Boy, this Lynn guy sure must be mad at all the 5 at 10'ers not picking him, because he's taking it out upon the Augusta National course.

April 11, 2013 at 12:16 p.m.
TNBuck said...

"What's that sign say?" "No bare feet."

April 11, 2013 at 12:19 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Hey, baby, I bet you were something before electricity.

Now I know why tigers eat their young.

Thank you very little.

You look like you walked off a Scotch ad.

April 11, 2013 at 12:53 p.m.
jgreeson said...

TNBuck — No that sign. No Fighting.

Pick up that blood.

Spy —

As soon as you typed that, Not Freddy Lynn bogeys 17.

Todd —

Can you make a bullshot? Can you make a shoe smell?

McPell —

We sent boys younger to than you to the gas chamber. Didn't want to do it. Fel we owed it to them.

How about a Fresca?

9er —

Nothing but the best.

OG —

Go ahead pookey.

April 11, 2013 at 1 p.m.
HardCopy said...

I hear this place is restricted Wang so don't tell 'em you're Jewish. OK fine.

April 11, 2013 at 1:19 p.m.
jgreeson said...

Spy —

Do you take drugs, Danny? Everyday. Then what's the problem?

HC —

Wang, it's a parking lot, enough with the pictures.

We just bought land at the Great Wall... On the good side.

We could do this all day, but we headed back to the course shortly.

B-B-B-B-Buy Bushwood?

Great name by the way.

April 11, 2013 at 1:38 p.m.
ordinaryguy said...

GAMBLING IS ILLEGAL AT BUSHWOOD SIR! AND I NEVER SLICE

I was born to love you...i was born to lick your face

Dont sell yourself short judge you're a tremendous slouch

A flute with no holes is not a flute...a donut with no holes is a danish

The last time I saw a mouth like that it had a hook it it

April 11, 2013 at 1:57 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

Saw this tweet and figured it might be of use:

With a steal of third and a stand-up triple, Miggy Cabrera is an infield single away from hitting for the fat-guy cycle

April 11, 2013 at 2:12 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

A hat like that oughta come with a free bowl of soup. But it looks good on you.

Thank you Ted Potter Jr. for continuing the curse of the par-3 champion. Nice 76 you're throwing up there on the scoreboard.

April 11, 2013 at 2:19 p.m.
BIspy4 said...

After playing the Cubs and Marlins, are the Braves finally through with the exhibition season? The Braves would get more resistance from the French army than they would the Cubs and Marlins pitching staffs.

April 11, 2013 at 4:56 p.m.
sportsfan said...

Jay - I told you to watch out for Sergio. I shoulda picked him in the contest. Stupid Sergio...

April 11, 2013 at 7:22 p.m.
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