Best: Adam Scott winning the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio over the weekend. With all the talk about Tiger Woods returning and Scott playing with Steve Williams, Tiger's ex-caddie, the Aussie went out and dominated the field. Scott was the model of consistency in this tournament, firing rounds of 62, 70, 66, & 65 to finish with a four stroke lead at 17 under par. If you listen to the media and read the stories about this win, you'd think it was Steve Williams who won the tournament and Scott was a lucky bystander. No one is really talking about the fact that Scott has been one of the most consistent players on tour this year. This was his fifth finish in the top ten of a tournament since March and it appears that Scott has regained his form after a difficult couple years.
Worst: Pittsburgh Pirates. A couple weeks ago, the Pirates were leading the NL Central and looking to make some big moves at the trade deadline. Instead of their yearly tradition of trading away their best players for more prospects, the Buco's made a couple moves to get some veterans who could contribute towards a playoff run. Now, they've lost ten in a row after being swept by the abysmal Chicago Cubs and San Diego Padres. I think most people were hoping the Pirates could stay in the race through the end of the season, but most thought they would run out of gas. It looks like the fuel gauge is on empty. And things won't get any easier with their next three series being against the Giants, Brewers, & Cardinals. Time to walk the plank boys.