Eric at Seoul Sisters reacted rather critically to Ron Sirak's attempt to join in on Hound Dog's LPGA Top 30 in 2008 meme. I give Sirak props for picking Na On Min and Karin Sjodin as his dark horse young 'uns to make the top 30, and Catriona Matthew as his dark horse vet to make the top 10, but everything else is pure conventional wisdom, with a bias toward the veterans on tour (unless they're Korean). Since I went in almost the complete opposite direction with my own picks, I'm in no position to offer an objective critique of his. So I'll just go with cockiness and save my "I told you so"s for the end of the season.
It's not that Sirak is incapable of writing well on the LPGA--his research on recent endorsement trends among LPGA stars is well-reported. You'd think, though, after dissing Stacy Prammanasudh last December, he'd have figured out how to spell her name by now. Her first name, that is. Yeesh.
[Update: The Florida Masochist points out two of the biggest mistakes Sirak made.]
[Update 2/8/08: Hound Dog offers Sirak a wager. I hope to see Sirak return the favor. And I hope to see Sirak among the Seoul Sisters PakPickers this season. The basement is calling out to him!]
[Update 2/11/08: Mulligan Stu lists Hound Dog's, Sirak's, and my top 30s--and adds his own. Check the comments there for the bet I'm trying to get him to take!]
[Update 2/14/08: Is it just me, or is Sirak improving? OK, he missed Mi-Hyun Kim missing the SBS, but otherwise not half bad, right? Still, IMHO, he has some way to go to catch Steve Elling.]
[Update 2/15/08: The Florida Masochist offers his top 30.]