In 2012, we’ve seen a moustached man named Johnson Wagner win a tournament. We’ve seen Tiger Woods finish third overseas and strong signs that he’s on the winning track once again. Stever Stricker, Mark Wilson, Brandt Snedeker and Kyle Stanley have all claimed trophies.
What we have yet to see is some celebrity pairings that will thrust the golf world into the national spotlight should one of the A-D lister’s win while piggy-backing a professional golfer. Luckily, the time has come for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Nothing was sweeter than seeing Bill Murray claim a trophy alongside D.A. Points. This year, look forward to seeing names such as: Justin Timberlake, George Lopez, Don Cheadle, Chris O’Donnell, Chris Berman, Bill Murray, and Tony Romo. Not a bad list, but depending on your tastes, there is potential to be turned off by some of these entrants.
I’m looking forward to seeing Timberlake, Romo and Murray out there, but could really care less for Chris Berman. Don’t we get enough of him on ESPN? It may sound crazy, but I saw Berman at the Pro Football Hall of Fame a few years ago and heard him talk in casual conversation and can report that, yes, he does always talk like that. Timberlake and Romo are welcome additions because we know they can golf.
The Romo/Woods pairing should be a fun one to watch even though neither has had much success lately. Perhaps their recent stints of poor play can combine and bring excellence. You know, that whole two wrongs make a right deal… or, is it two wrongs don’t make a right? I’ll just go with the first because that’s what I want to believe. Romo will certainly get some heat from Cowboy haters and I’d be extremely happy to hear some N*Sync trash talk directed at Timberlake, but my guess is none of that will air on TV.
I’ve got Romo/Woods to win this thing. Who you got?