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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Interesting Sports Links 

Looking for a couple of good sports articles this Sunday morning?

We have got a pair. (NO pun intended.)

Will this man look more familiar one day?

First, how about Tiger Woods playing before the smallest galleries of his professional career? After a tremendous storm passed through Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland Friday night, Saturday's round was played with only essential volunteers and family/entourage members permitted on course. Tiger played in front of less than 100 people. No camera clicking in his backswing yesterday. Third round leader Brendon de Jonge, made a gorgeous birdie on the twelfth, seen by exactly one spectator, fellow player, Hunter Mahan's wife.

Unbelievable. Read the whole story here from the Associated Press.

Our next story is a follow on to our NBA draft coverage. Great job, by the by, from our friends at The Eastside Perspective finding highlights on all the potential first round picks. Here we want to refer to an interesting link discussing the best players not drafted Thursday night.

At the top of Jeff Eisenberg of Yahoo Sports list is West Virginia's Kevin Jones, a second-team All-American last season who scored 19.9 pts per game while shooting over 50% from the field and grabbing almost 11 rebounds per game. Pretty darn good, right? NBA scouts labeled him a tweener at 6' 8". He went undrafted.

The player who tops the Clarion Content's list of "Most likely to Succeed" of the undrafted is Scott Machado of Iona. As a senior he averaged 9.9 assists per game on a lowly Iona team and shot over 40% from three-point land. The next Jeremy Lin? Read the whole article here.

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