Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Official World Golf Ranking(2008 Final Ranking)

1) Tiger Woods(USA):US Open champion, winner of Buick Invitational, Dubai Desert Classic, WGC Accenture Match Play Championship and Arnold Palmer Invitational
2) Sergio Garcia(Spain):Winner of Players Championship, HSBC Champion Tournamnet and Castello Masters
3) Phil Mickelson(USA):Winner of Nissan Open and  Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial
4) Padraig Harrington(Ireland):The Open and US PGA champion
5) Vijay Singh(Fiji):FeDex Cup champion, winner of WGC Bridgestone Invitaional, Barclays Classic and Deutsche Bank Championship
6) Robert Karlsson(Sweden):European Tour Order of Merit winner, winner of Mercedes-Benz Championship and Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
7) Camilo Villegas(Colombia):Winner of BMW Championship and The TOUR Championship
8) Ernie Els(South Africa):Winner of Honda Classic
9) Henrik Stenson(Sweden):Winner of Nedbank Golf Challenge
10) Lee Westwood(England)
11) Geoff Ogilvy(Australia):Winner of WGC CA Championship and Australia PGA Championship
12) Anthony Kim(USA):Winner of Wachovia Championship and AT&T Classic
13) Jim Furyk(USA)  
14) Steve Stricker (USA) 
15) Kenny Perry(USA):Winner of Memorial Tournament, Buick Open and John Deere Classic 
16) Stewart Cink(USA):Winner of Travelers Championship
17) Adam Scott(USA):Winner of Byron Nelson Championship
18) K.J. Choi(South Korea):Winner of Sony Open 
19) Justin Rose(England)
20) Trevor Immelman(South Africa):MASTERS Champion
21) Miguel Angel Jimenez(Spain):Winner of BMW PGA Championship
22) Mike Weir(Canada)
23) Justin Leonard (USA):Winner of St Jude Championship
24) Ben Curtis(USA)
25) Martin Kaymer(Germany):Winner of Abu Dhabi Championship and BMW International Open
26) Ian Poulter(England)
27) Robert Allenby(Australia)  
28) Tim Clark (South Africa):Winner of Australian Open
29) Ross Fisher(England):Winner of European Open
30) Andres Romero(Argentina):Winner of New Orleans Classic  
31) Luke Donald(England)
32) Rory Sabbatini(South Africa)  
33) Shingo Katayama(Japan):Winner of Japan PGA Championship, Japan Open Golf Championship and Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters
34) Graeme McDowell(Northern Ireland):Winner of Ballantine's Championship, Barclays Scottish Open
35) Aaron Baddeley(Australia)
36) Jeev Milkha Singh(India):Winner Asian Tour Order of Merit, Austria Open, Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup, Golf Nippon Series JT Cup and Singapore Open
37) Stephen Ames(Canada)
38) Stuart Appleby(Australia)  
39) Oliver Wilson(England)  
40) Rory McIlroy(Northern Ireland)
41) Angel Cabrera(Argentina) 
42) Paul Casey(England)  
43) Richard Sterne(South African):Winner of Dunhill Championship and South African Open
44) Hunter Mahan(USA)
45) Retief Goosen(South Africa):Winner of Johor Open
46) Zach Johnson(USA):Winner of Texas Open
47) Boo Weekley(USA):WInner of Verizon Heritage Classic
48) Soren Hansen(Denmark) 
49) Lin Wen-Tang(Chinese Taipei):Winner of Hong Kong Open and Asian Tour International
50) Soren Kjeldsen(Denmark):Winner of Volvo Masters

Bold indicates Major Championship

Friday, December 19, 2008

2009 Le Tour de France Route

Stage 1: 15km ITT around Monaco.

Stage 2: Monaco → Brignoles(182km)

Stage 3: Marseille → La Grande-Motte(196km)

Stage 4: 38km TTT around Montpellier.

Stage 5: Le Cap d'Agde → Perpignan(197km)

Stage 6: Girona (ESP) → Barcelona (ESP)(175km) finish with 1.7km climb to Montjuic Park.

Stage 7: Barcelona (ESP) → Arcalis (AND)(224km) via Port d'Oliana(7.7km climb at 7.1%) and summit finish at Ordino Arcalis(10,6 km climb at 6,1%) ski resort

Stage 8: Andorra-la-Vella (AND) → Saint-Girons(176km) via Port d'Envalira(23,2 km climb at 5,1%), Col de Port(11,4 km climb at 5,5%) and Col d'Agnes(12,4 km climb at 6,5%).

Stage 9: Saint-Gaudens → Tarbes(160km) via Col d'Aspin(12 km climb at 6,6% ) and Col du Tourmalet(17 km climb at 7,5%).

Stage 10: Limoges → Issoudun(193km)

Stage 11: Vatan → Saint-Fargeau(192km)

Stage 12: Tonnerre → Vittel(200km)

Stage 13: Vittel → Colmar(200km) via Col de la Schlucht(8,9 km climb at 4,1%), Col de Platzerwasel(8,7 km climb at 7,6%) and Col du Firstplan(8,4 km climb at 5,4 %).

Stage 14: Colmar → Besançon(199km)

Stage 15: Pontarlier → Verbier (SWI)(207km) via Col des Mosses(13,8 km climb at 4%) and summit finish at Verbier(8,8 km climb at 7,1%) ski resort.

Stage 16: Martigny (SWI) → Bourg-Saint-Maurice(160km) via Col du Great Saint-Bernard(24,4km climb at 6,2%) and Col du Petit Saint-Bernard(22,6km climb at 5,1%).

Stage 17: Bourg-Saint-Maurice → Le Grand-Bornand(169km) via Cormet de Roselend(18 km climb at 6,1%), Col des Saisies(15,1 km climb at 6%), Côte d'Arâches(6,3 km climb at 7%), Col de Romme(8,8 km climb at 8,9%) and Col de la Colombière(7,5 km climb at 8,5%).

Stage 18: 40km ITT around Lake Annecy

Stage 19: Bourgoin-Jallieu → Aubenas(195km)

Stage 20: Montélimar → Mont Ventoux(167km). Summit finish at Mont Ventoux(21,2km climb at 7,6%).

Stage 21: Montereau-Fault-Yonne → Paris Champs-Elysees(160km)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Blackburn drowned or Liverpool burned?

Liverpool vs Blackburn Rovers. Another easy match on paper, yet another match that can delivers title blow for the Reds. After two draws in a row, Liverpool must wake up, especially their strikers. Robbie Keane must proves himself that he is not a flop at Liverpool. If not, it is a time for Rafa to find another striker during this January. Maybe Santa Cruz? Owen? Or give the youth strikers like Kriztian Nemeth a chance. Another solution is starts Ryan Babel as centre forward. He looks promising, just lack of confident because lack of playing time. But not David N'Gog. He was terrible during last match against West Ham.

For midfielders and defenders, they did play quite well actually. Just need to add a little bit of creativity and surely they can create a lot of good chances for strikers to finish. One more thing. I just want to see Emiliano Insua(above) plays at left back position. With Aurelio out injured and Dossena crossed the ball like rugby player, Rafa should gives these young Argentinian a chance at top level.


Liverpool 2-0. Courtesy of Steven Gerrard and Dirk Kuyt. Blackburn defenders is too weak. Five goals conceded against MU second team. So don't think they can give troubles to Liverpool.

My team

Reina, Arbeloa, Agger, Caragher, Insua, Mascherano, Alonso, Gerrard, Kuyt, Riera Babel

Krizstian Nemeth

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Can Liverpool win the League?

Based on recent perfomance againts West Ham and Fulham at Anfield, the answer is definitely no. How come they dropped points againts these mid table teams? They should take advantage when our rivals(Chelsea, Gunners and MU) dropped points. Instead they wasted the glorious chance to go 3 points clear at the top. Remember that last season Liverpool lost the league because they had too many draws againts mediocre mid table teams. Looks like they don't learn from the past mistakes. This season, they already flopped againts Stoke, Fulham and WHU. In the absent of Torres, their frontline is too blunt. Robbie Keane plays like a shit, absolutely dissapear in the game againts WHU. Dirk Kuyt is ok, but they need another clinical striker. Maybe Owen? Otherwise, I don't see that they can score goals. No goals, no title and wait another year.......