If the PGA executives are going to make us watch hackers miss 4-foot bogey putts all weekend we might as well have some fun with it.
1 – Dustin Johnson and Wayne Gretzky/ John Daly and Kid Rock – Um, yes please. There are several dynamics that make this must-watch T.V. First, the John Daly and Kid Rock pairing must be the best Pro-Am pairing of all time, right? How can you beat that? You can’t. I bet there is a LOT of cash, alcohol, tobacco and let’s be honest… drugs, flowing between these two. The second part of this pairing is just a classic social experiment that every guy loves to witness, future father-in-law and son-in-law being awkward, trying to be friends and doing everything they can to ignore the fact that Dustin is banging his daughter. I love awkwardness. The great news it that I’m sure the Daly/Rock show is probably distracting them from talking about wedding planning and future grand kids.
2 – Ricky Barnes and Tom Brady/ James Driscoll and Bill Belechick – All you Patriots haters can go straight to hell, this is clearly the best group on the list and you would die to play golf with Tom and Bill. How nervous do you think Ricky and James are to play with these guys? I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to see these two on the top of the leaderboard on Sunday with the leadership they have with them.
3 – Jordan Spieth and Jake Owen/ Kevin Chappell and Jo Don Rooney – These guys are just going to have a good time. Two young guys playing with two country music stars. Just some good-ole-boys playing some golf a Pebble.
4 – Trevor Immelman and Don Cheadle/Brendan Steele and Andy Garcia – I’m a huge Andy Garcia fan because I’m a huge Godfather and Oceans fan. He’s worked with some of the coolest names in show biz and I’d love to hear all about it. Same goes for Don. He’s just a guy I’ve always liked. Buck Swope in Boogie Nights may be the most underrated character in the history of movies. I just wanted him to get his stereo store so badly.
5 – John Mallinger and Andy Roddick/Chris Kirk and James Blake – If I were John and Chris I would just take notes about how to use your position as average professional athletes to score chicks who are WAY too attractive for you. See Brooklyn (Roddick) and Emily . Take notes boys. Lots and lots of notes.
Sidenote: I hate Peyton Manning but if there was every a time I’d want to golf with him, it would be now. I’m actually impressed he was willing to show his face in public after being humiliated in front of 130 million people a week ago.