Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Mizzou Links, 4-4-07

What a great write-up by Atchison below. Make sure you read it. Twice.'s what's going on in Mizzou World today...

  • Make sure you're following John Kelly's week in Augusta. Just fantastic that he gets to play there.
  • Starting on the back nine, Kelly was joined in a dream foursome by Ben Crenshaw, Masters Champion in 1984 and 1995, Seve Ballesteros, also a two-time Masters winner in 1980 and 1983, and Jerry Pate, who won the 1976 U.S. Open.

    Kelly played the front nine alone after having lunch with Crenshaw, who along with Davis Love III will join Kelly for first- and second-round pairings on Thursday and Friday. The Tiger senior received many tips from Crenshaw, a veteran of 36 Masters tournaments. "Ben Crenshaw kept reiterating to me that you cannot get aggressive on the greens, you have to play high and soft and let it die in the hole," Kelly said.
  • MU/SIU, or the annual "The Boy tries to get Bragging Rights from his Father-in-Law, the SIU Grad" game, was rained out and will not be rescheduled. Bummer.
  • Spring practice news from Father Dearmond: John Stull's back (for now, at least), Connell Davis is an LB now (which will disappoint the hell out of The Beef, who was looking forward to having a big RB for once), Lorenzo Williams is back in the fold after missing Spring Practice to this point. And Junior Dearmond (sorry, Gabe) has a nice, detailed look at the Davis switch.
  • I just noticed this Graham Watson summary of former Mizzou b-ballers playing pro ball. For whatever reason, I've been seeing a lot of Nuggets games on TV recently, and it seems like Kleiza's playing 48 minutes a game now. He's always in there, and he's always attacking the offensive glass...which is exactly what a team starring AI and Carmelo needs.