The Cult : Bleeding Heart Graffiti

http://youtu.be/5_cHiySWi44

Safe to say I never know what the hell The Cult’s Ian Astbury is singing about, but it doesn’t make me love the band any less. “Bleeding Heart Graffiti”? Works for me.

Olberman Sings … ‘Darrrrrrrryl’

http://youtu.be/7po9cuzE-7I

The video quality is crap, but Olberman Sings is still one of the funniest ESPN spots ever. “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” and “Push ‘Em Back, Way Back” on the pan flute? The dramatic, ‘Darrrrrrrryl’chant busting Strawberry’s balls? Classic. Fall out of my chair every time I watch this.

Sure Made It Easier To Stay In Bed

It obviously goes without saying that I’d prefer to be in Match Play down in Tucson this week than home and on the outside. That said, all this snow sure made it easier to stay in bed this morning. #Tucsonartica

Double P : Great Words : ‘Lozenge’

For all my friends sick with the flu right now, I’ve been reminded of another amazing word; LOZENGE.

Pat Perez : West Coast Swing In The Books

The journey started the week of January 10th in Honolulu and wrapped on February 18th in Hawai’i. Six straight for Pat Perez and now three weeks to recharge the batteries, reassess with the coaches and to refresh the mind, home in Scottsdale until the Tour heads to Tampa mid-March.

Perez made four of six cuts, earned $237,228 and is currently 48th in the FedExCup standings with 154 points.

The highlights thus far; a T9th finish at the Sony Open in Hawai’i, after going 68-63-67-68 for the week. Two weeks later in San Diego, a T21st finish at Torrey Pines, which looked to be top ten before a rough go Monday morning, finishing the final six holes of round four plus-two after playing solid golf the previous sixty-six holes.

The low points; a DQ at TPC Scottsdale after incorrectly signing his second round scorecard at the Phoenix Open, as well as missing the cut by one at the Humana Challenge week two, a tournament Perez won in 2009 (re: formerly the Bob Hope Classic).

Stats-wise Perez enters the off week ranked 95th in greens-in-regulation (down from 89th last week), but has jumped in total one putts inside five feet, 21st this week after entering the Northern Trust Open, 42nd.

Some other numbers; Perez ranks 46th in one-putt percentage, 56th in driving distance, 139th in driving accuracy percentage, 132nd in sand save percentage and has a 69.95 scoring average. (For the stat-geeks, more is available at PGATour.com).

Pat will return to action the week of March 11th when he heads to Tampa to play the Tampa Bay Championship at Innisbrook Resort, a course he enjoys. From there, the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Shell Houston Open and Valero Texas Invitational, with the obvious goal of playing his way to Augusta.

Follow PatPerezGolf.com the next few weeks for home updates, random inside jokes and anything else shaking down in Double P’s world.

Thanks for stopping by and stay classy.

All-Time Anthem; “You Ain’t Me”

http://youtu.be/xeOSBDg8oig

Frank Black of Pixies fame killing his jam “You Ain’t Me”. This one has gotten some play on PatPerezGolf.com from day one, and always will. Full of emotion and spot-on lyrics. A power-packed two-plus minutes.

I’m the guy from wonderland. And you could never understand … that you ain’t me. You ain’t me.

Second Round 73 For Perez At Riviera

After an opening round, birdie-heavy 68 or Pat Perez at the Northern Trust Open, Riviera wasn’t as kind on Friday. PP shot a second round 73 on Friday, with five bogeys, a birdie and an eagle.

Three-over at the turn (after starting on ten), Perez bogeyed one and was plus-four before an eagle on three. A bogey on four was followed by a par on five and a birdie on the par-three sixth, his lone of the day after six birdies on Thursday.

Perez enters Saturday’s round at one-under, T-37th and eight shots off the lead.

Double P : Great Words : “Caulk”

Another gem of a word; CAULK.

Opening Round 68 For Perez At Riviera

Pat Perez is back in action this week at the Northern Trust Open and fired an opening-round 68 at Riviera Country Club.

Perez came out with a birdie on the par-five first, but after bogeys on four and six, it was back to plus-one. A birdie on nine had Perez even at the turn and started a tear that sent him up the leaderboard as the day rolled on.

Perez went on to birdie ten and eleven, making it three in a row after nine. Birdies also came at thirteen and seventeen, before a bogey on eighteen put Perez at three-under on the day.

Perez did birdie all par-five opportunities on Thursday; one, eleven and seventeen.

Follow the live leaderboard and PP’s scorecard on Friday. Perez goes off number ten at 11:40am and is paried with John Rollins and Roberto Castro.

Pesci Is An Absolute Machine

http://youtu.be/advkTOpmMfU

Tradition was broken this week as I spent Wednesday practicing at Riviera instead getting in a round at Lakeside with Joe Pesci. A true bummer as getting in eighteen with Joe in LA is always a highlight. Will have to get my fill with this classic clip from ‘Casino’.