, 2023-04-11 16:29:51,
From the desk of Owl P. Jackson, Esq.
April 11, 2023 by Owl P. Jackson, Esq. in Opinion, Recap with comments
The sun rises over the Cumberland River, chasing away two rounds of gloomy weather and a general sense of melancholy. The earth begins to warm. Players come alive. And if you listen closely, between the birds and the breeze, you’ll hear it—the dulcet tones of a thousand roaring engines. In my opinion, these are the top 10 storylines of the 2023 Music City Open.
1. Simon Lizotte finishes strong
“I’ve been chasin’ the big wheels all over Nashville waitin’ for my big break to come.”
8 birdies. 8 birdies in a row to finish the tournament. No one saw Simon coming, including Simon himself. In his own words, “It makes no sense. It feels so weird to feel like you’re never in contention until suddenly you’re on top.” In case you were still questioning it after a second-place finish in Austin, Simon showed he will be just fine with his new bag of discs. He joined Paul McBeth and Ken Climo (ever heard of ‘em?) as the only players to win from the chase card more than once in their Elite Series career. Cue the victory lap.
2. The chase card does it again
“Livin’ on ketchup soup—homemade, crackers and Kool Aid.”
Speaking of chase card wins—for the third Elite event in a row, the MPO winner has come from the chase card. Kyle Klein did it at WACO. Gannon Buhr came back in Austin. It was Simon’s turn in Nashville. That’s tied for the most Elite event chase card wins in an entire season (2010)—and we’re only 4 events in. There is really no argument anymore; live is the best option for tournament consumption. That said, it has really been a wonderful year for Gatekeeper Media. Other than an unfortunate shot to the skull, they’ve had all the luck. Jomez’s Big Jerm bemoaned during his tournament sign-off, “Maybe we’ll be able to bring you guys the action of the winner one of these events, who knows?”
3. Kristin Tattar back on top
“I look good in cowboy clothes, and I sing through my nose. Webb said, “That’s the way to get ‘er done.”
Kristin Tattar returned from a quick trip to her home in Estonia, ready to tackle the next string of tournaments. She sorta just hung around for the first two rounds, starting the final round in fourth place. In the end, Kristin showed her greatest strength:…
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