This season for me has been a lesson in "be careful what you ask for". Since the inception of BB I've always wanted to see a gathering of Symetra/Nationwide Tour players fighting it out for money and exemptions. In this case it was mostly all Symetra and Cactus Tour players and I was expecting the overall play to be better. Some of that is the BB format and how they just refuse to let them play 5 to 9 holes of real golf for each and every elimination. I would rather see them have one single immunity challenge and the bottom two players go straight to elimination and battle it out for 9 holes of pure golf. I just think the show is over tweaked and doesn't do a great job of identifying the best or most deserving player.
With that said here's my opinion on the remaining 4 girls:
Renee - As I look at what they've each done throughout the show I give a lot of kudos to Renee. Depending on the challenge during that first show or two most of the weaker players end up in elimination. So it might have been easy at first to think that Renee was one of the weaker players being in the first elimination, but starting back on that first night she really impressed me. Most people said or thought well it was an easy hole and she didn't have to play against anyone and all she had to do was make par.
To me she played that hole like a real professional would play it to get the job done and get out of there. It was more or less a scenario of par this hole to win(which we have seen many times over the years is not so easy to do at any level,,,,,see Phil M. 2006 US Open, par to win) So even though few people gave Renee much credit I was impressed how she hit her drive center cut, laid up to the proper side of the fairway, hit a solid pitch and a safe putt to get the job done. She has quietly gone about her business and worked her way into a shot at the finals. She's made me a fan and I hope she does well!
Fiamma - I think she does have game but she just hits it so short I'm not sure she could really compete on any Pro Tour. Sure there's short hitters on the tours but she would be hard pressed to out drive many women playing club golf. But she is by far the cutest one left :)
Jackie - She's in the drivers seat and at the moment the best of the bunch where it really counts on the Symetra Tour.
Mary - Well, I did call her Mary the Moose earlier and that was mean but man is she annoying to watch, listen to, and be around(per other contestants comments). She is definitely a Bull in a China Shop!! I don't think much of her playing ability either. Some people say she's playing well on tour this year? The three events I've found she played in 2014 she had 2 missed cuts and a 41st place as her highest finish and has yet to have a single round of par or better. If that's coming on or playing well, then you've got me all kinds of confused, lol! It's not like she's a rookie trying to find her way or get comfortable, she's been out there for a couple years. She's getting near that point where it's time to swallow a big gulp of reality and start looking for another career. If I was hard pressed to have to say something good about Mary it would be even though she is lacking in ability, she is a tough tough competitor. Unfortunately for her, being tough is not enough to make up for a lack of ability on the pro tours but it does seem to keep her in the game of BB.
I'm hoping for a Jackie-Renee final, If Jackie has to play Mary in the semi's it will be a tough out but I think she gets the job done with relative ease by the end.
Edited by Parker0065 - 4/30/14 at 2:43pm