PGA Tour at the Halfway Point: It's Nothing More Than Lederhosen

Tom EdringtonSenior Writer IJune 28, 2011

Dustin Johnson looking like Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley
Dustin Johnson looking like Squiggy from Laverne and Shirley

The PGA Tour season is past the halfway mark.

Two down, two to go in the major championship season.

So how do you sum it all up so far? Well, it's uh, er, well, it's lederhosen!


Yes, all you have to do is look to the right at Dustin Johnson wearing lederhosen. Johnson bears an eerie resemblance to the character "Squiggy" from the old television series Laverne and Shirley.

That's what the tour has become.

The PGA Tour is Andrew "Squiggy" Squiggman at a Milwaukee beer festival wearing lederhosen.

Let's take a quick look and see how our tour "stars" have performed at the halfway mark.

Steve Stricker: For a guy ranked sixth in the world, well, at least he had one good week at the Memorial.

Phil Mickelson: Blah. Phil's had basically one good weekend this year and that was good enough to get him a win at the Shell Houston Open. Otherwise, rough and bunkers as opposed to fairways and greens.

Is "Squiggy" Dustin Johnson's long-lost older brother?
Is "Squiggy" Dustin Johnson's long-lost older brother?

Matt Kuchar: ZERO wins on the PGA Tour this year. Ranked seventh in the world. But he's sure got a nice smile, doesn't he? Comes with the fat bank account.

Dustin Johnson: The poster boy for the modern PGA Tour showed last week that he can be irrelevant on the European Tour as well. Non-factor at BMW International. He's simply Squiggy in lederhosen.

Bubba Watson: Two wins in the midst of a nice season. Non-factor in both majors and can't see Bubba trying to hit 40-yard fades at the Open Championship, that and the fact that no one over there will believe he speaks English.

Nick Watney: Got an early win at Doral and has pretty much been a no-show lately.

Tiger Woods: Good ole No. 17. Sound's like a NASCAR driver, doesn't it? Eldrick is in the midst of a lost season. That's what it has become. It's beginning to look more and more like he may miss most of this year. Broken swing, broken psyche. He will "host" the AT&T event this week. Maybe that's Tiger's new niche, tournament host.

Hunter Mahan: He makes over-rated sound under-rated.

Jim Furyk: Jim who? They need to put the reigning FedEx Cup champion's picture on a milk carton. Has anyone seen this man? Oh yes, he's that guy with Fluff.

Okay, so who would have predicted that Mark Wilson and Bubba Watson would have more wins than Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Matt Kuchar, Jim Furyk, Dustin Johnson and Hunter Mahan combined?

Oh yeah.

And what about Mark Wilson? Two early wins and the guy has rarely been seen on television since. Non-factor in the majors.

Eight, count 'em, eight first-time winners this year.

And everyone's "boy" Rickie Fowler isn't among them.

He's supposed to be the "it" guy. But he does look good in orange.

And that's the way this first half of the PGA Tour season has gone.

You've got orange-popsicle lookalikes, you've got beards, goatees, and a lot of long hair.

All along with a lot of confusion.

It's got to be the lederhosen.