Saturday, January 20, 2007
If you've ever wanted to send David Feherty a question or comment, here's your chance! David is putting down his mike to answer your E-mails in his mailbag column for GOLFONLINE.

Click here to send him your question or comment.

Okay Mr. David, this is my shot for this round. Let's say that Iron Mike Tyson and Tiger Woods were golfing, how many strokes would Tyson get? Now suppose that they are fighting for the Heavyweight belt (no matter that Tiger is so skinny he wears a kid's belt), Tyson smears him -- okay, so we arm Tiger with a chainsaw, how many rounds does the fight go? Who wins?
-- Jeff Woolf, Burke, VA

Do you think that Davis Love III gets the recognition or publicity that he deserves? I think that he is able to compete and win against any other golfer on Tour, including Tiger Woods, in any given event. Yet he does not seem to get selected for the one-on-one or two-on-two televised matches. Is it his personality? His journeyman approach to the game? They stopped covering him after the fourth hole in the final round of the British Open. He played amazingly on the fifth through the 16th and came within one or two putts of winning. The commentators finally woke up on the 15th hole. They gave more coverage to Woods, Garcia and Perry. I guess you have gathered that I am a Love fan.

-- George Farley, Hilton Head, SC

Two questions: 1. Your thoughts on the British Open (possibly the best I have seen on one of the best courses, I thought -- whining U.S. and Aussie pros should go practice their short games!) 2. What was Craig Stadler smoking at the B.C. Open the other weekend and can you get me a kilo?
-- Tom McQueen, Point Lonsdale, Victoria, Australia

How do you lose something you never had? The reviews and articles about Ben Curtis' win at The Open have been mostly about how Bjorn lost it or how others lost The Open, rather than what a sensational achievement it was for him to WIN it, fair and square. A few too many writers must have forgotten that it takes 72 holes to win an event (okay not including playoffs). Davis Love III was the leader after round one, did he lose it as well? If it was Tiger or Sergio at their first major, it would have been "Golf Prodigy" or something similar. Please give Ben the credit he deserves for being the best player over 72 holes of golf.

-- Dwight Johnson, Taoyuan, Taiwan

I'm 48, been playing golf for 18 years now. Late starter, wish I had taken the game up earlier in life. My question? I'm an eight handicapper ... good tempo swing, short game, fair putter, and straight (most of the time) and long off the tee (average 275) with the occasional 300+. However, I can't seem to break below the eight handicap. I've shot even-par rounds a couple of times, but I just can't seem to improve beyond where I'm at now. I hate beating balls at the range. Any advice on what part of the game to focus on to break out and go lower?
-- John Barberio, Bridgeport, WV

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