Monday Scramble: Questions to ponder

Colin Montgomerie won seven consecutive European Order of Merit titles from 1993-1999.

Colin Montgomerie won seven consecutive European Order of Merit titles from 1993-1999.

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A volcanic eruption in Iceland has caused significant travel delays for those traveling in and out of Europe.

Welcome to the Monday Scramble. This week, we offer up questions – some important, most not – to ponder heading into the rest of the 2010 season:

• What will this year’s British Open be like if that Icelandic volcano decides to erupt again the week before things kick off at St. Andrews – and doesn’t stop for another five days?

• What Would Bobby Jones Have Tweeted (WWBT)?

• Shouldn’t we have known that Lorena OCHOa was only going to play the LPGA for eight years?

• Imagine if golf had a similar average length of career to the National Football League (three years)?

• Should golfers be penalized a stroke for every club that they throw?

• Will you own a 3-D television by next year’s Masters?

• If Europe loses the Ryder Cup this year, will captain Colin Montgomerie ever smile again?

• Will EA Sports’ “Tiger Woods PGA Tour” video game ever become better than playing real golf?

• Will McDonald’s produce a Michelle Wie action figure to put in Happy Meals?

• Would Donald Trump be a good PGA Tour or LPGA commissioner?

• Will Tim Tebow end up being a better quarterback or golfer?

• When are you going to stop hitting the flop shot when you should be running it up to the green with a 7-iron?

• Which second-tier PGA Tour event will Tiger Woods play in this year?

• Would David Letterman allow Jay Leno to read a “Top Ten” list if Leno won the U.S. Open?

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Camilo Villegas

• Are we there yet?

• Will Camilo Villegas act someday in a Marvel Comics Hollywood blockbuster?

• Are there more golf blogs or golf courses in the world?

• Who will win a major championship first: You or Sergio Garcia?

• Who will be the first golfer to go on “Dancing with the Stars?”

• Isn’t picking Rickie Fowler for the U.S. Ryder Cup team already a no-brainer?

• What will golf media outlets do if Jason Bohn wins again this year, considering they’ve already used up the headlines “The Bohn Supremacy,” “Bohn Appetit,” “Bohn-anza!” and “Bad to the Bohn?”

• When will the PGA Tour realize that team golf would be sorta fun more than once a year?

• More tabloid covers this year: Tiger & Elin or Brad & Angelina?

• Do you spend more time on the golf course or on Facebook?

• Could reading JD’s Tweets – “My nurse is going to make me some lunch and ice my hip (should I tell Anna she has to put nurse outfit on first?) LoL” – be any more uncomfortable?

• How easy will it be for Gary Player to break his age when he lives to 150?

• Which will win a major first: A pink golf ball or a yellow one?

• Don’t you think taking your younger children to a U.S. Amateur, where they can walk alongside their future heroes in the fairway, is much cooler (and way cheaper!) than taking them to a major?

• How on earth can a group of people veto a medical exemption application for a guy who lost his brother, girlfriend, dog and his lower right leg in an automobile accident?

• How long will it take before the NCAA men’s golf championship is televised again?

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Justin Timberlake appears on The Jay Leno Show on Oct. 12.

• Do you still feel bad for Kenny Perry because of what happened at last year’s Masters?

• Is Justin Timberlake the best thing that’s ever happened to the PGA Tour, even if they don’t know it yet?

• Will we ever see another player-captain at a Ryder Cup?

• When will Tiger Woods commit to the Olympics?

• Will Barack Obama ever receive a Nationwide Tour sponsor’s exemption?

• What is the meaning of golf?

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