Summer = Bummer

Tiger Woods: 3 minor knee surgeries, 14 major championships.

With news today that he needs another knee surgery and time to heal a broken leg, Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open victory just became even more miraculous. In conjunction, Dallas golf guru Hank Haney just got jiggy with the "clear" button on his Palm Pilot. And our summer just became a little more bummer.

(Also, in case you've been invloved in this debate lately, it chalks another one up for the humans over horses. Big Brown cracks a hoof and finishes last; Tiger suffers torn ligaments and a stress fracture and still wins. So there.)

With the British Open and PGA Championship now reduced to consolation prizes, the TV forecast the next two months reads as follows: Clear, hot and dry, with a high of Wimbledon in two weeks, the baseball All-Star Game in a month and scattered Rangers games possible. Accumulations of two or more not likely.

I know, The Olympics are in August and the Ryder Cup in September, but by then we'll be in full football panic mode after the Cowboys' first loss of the season.

So if we can’t watch Tiger play until 2009, might as well go butcher some local courses ourselves. I’ve played the TPC Las Colinas and Cowboys Golf Club, but I’m ready for some quality variety. You guys got any suggestions of where I can break 80 without paying $100? -- Richie Whitt


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