Thursday, October 16, 2008
Van Sickle is a Force on the Links
Mike Van Sickle just won his eight career tournament. It wasn't a one under par, one stroke victory, he shot 64-68-67 for a 17-under par tournament. He man-handled the course and claimed the title by eight strokes. That's Tiger-esque.
A few weeks ago we interviewed Van Sickle (you can check that out a few posts back) and he seemed humble and well-grounded. Seriously though, if anyone had a right to gloat just a little bit, right now its this guy. He's a preseason All-American (one of only 10) and is ranked as the eighth best amateur golfer in the country. He's coming off of a Big East tournament victory last Spring and to be honest, it's not much of a stretch to say that this team could repeat.
I hate to put expectations out there, but this guy is a PGA caliber golfer. Let's just wait and see if he wears blue and gold on Sunday's.
Check out the story about his win at gomarquette.com: