Just a few things that popped up on a December weekend in golf.
–Berry Henson, who played his high school golf at Palm Desert High School, finished his second full year on the Asian Tour with a 12th place finish in the Iskander Johor Open in Singapore. Henson finished 19th on the Asian Tour’s Order of Merit with $208,523, more than twice what he won in 2011. In 23 starts this year, Henson had four top-10 finishes, including a season-high fourth in the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship in Taiwan. Henson is 383rd in the latest world golf rankings.
–David Duval, who needs a sponsor’s exemption to get into the Humana Challenge this year, has joined the Twitter world. Duval, who played in the Father-Son Challenge over the weekend, is @David59Duval. Gee, wonder where he got the idea for the Twitter handle?
–Speaking of the Father -Son, David Love III and his son Dru won the title. Dru, by the way, is not the son’s name. He is Davis Love IV. Or Quadruple. Or Dru for short.
—There is not a PGA Tour-sanctioned event being played in the world this week. Not on any level of tour, not in Canada, not in Asia, not in Latin America, not in the United States, not official, not unofficial. The off-season has begun! It ends on Jan. 6 with the first round of the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
–Last night I watched the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sims. This has nothing to do with golf, but I wanted to say everyone should watch that version during the year. And I promise I will be watching it more than once myself to make up for those who don’t take the advice.