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With his brand of woo-woo mysticism and his win in Hawaii, Deepak Chopra has proven to be quite supreme.
With his brand of woo-woo mysticism and his win in Hawaii, Deepak Chopra has proven to be quite supreme. (Public Relations photo)

Deepak Chopra wins PGA Tour event to spiritualize Golfer Supremacy Rankings

William K. WolfrumBy William K. Wolfrum,

Here at the Golfer Supremacy Rankings, it's hard for us to get to excited about things anymore. We're jaded, somewhat. That's why this week we were thrilled to finally be thrilled.

Deepak Chopra won a PGA Tour event. Yes, spiritualist doctor to the woo-woo, Deepak Chopra put all his talents to use in battling out to win the Mercedes-Benz Championship.

Seriously, our minds are blown. Just blown.

Who'd have thought that an Indian spiritualist could take the title at the Mercedes-Benz Championship? There weren't even odds posted. No one even knew he was playing. But, he obviously pranced about, giving advice, telling parables and making birdies.

So why we are admittedly not fond of Dr. Chopra's brand of feel-goodisms, his golf game has rendered his nonsense moot for a week.

Golfer Supremacy Rankings

1. Deepak Chopra

Comments: Wow. Really, who was expecting this. We know Tiger Woods was off doing other things, but this is ridiculous. It also lights a fire under those that believe wacky spiritualists like Chopra actually have something to say. He's said a lot over the years, like:

• "If you and I are having a single thought of violence or hatred against anyone in the world at this moment, we are contributing to the wounding of the world..."

• "The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers"

• "Every person is a God in embryo. Its only desire is to be born."

So have at it God Embryos. If Deepak Chopra can take time away from a speech in Berkeley to win a golf tournament in Hawaii, then maybe, just maybe, he's not a wholesale scam artist.

Regardless, he really struck the ball well. It will be interesting to see how this fits in with all his spiritual stuff.

2. Daniel Chopra

Comments: We heard he had a good weekend, as well.

3. Steve Stricker

Comments: Stricker got a strong start on what would be (we believe) his 14th consecutive comeback player of the year award. Stricker gave it all in Hawaii, taking second to Chopra after four playoff holes at the Mercedes Championship. The jury is still out, but here's thing that Stricker will be a major player in 2008.

4. Rory Sabbatini

Comments: Seems Sabbatini took his larynx and went home after the Mercedes-Benz Championship, conducting a media boycott of sorts. Once again though, we can't help loving Rory. It's a painful love, that's for sure, but still, finally golf has its own version of Terrell Owens. Just with much worse abs.

Random News: It seems that every day, Donald Trump wakes up to two realities: He's going to struggle to build a mega-golf resort in Scotland, and that more and more people are taking the opinion that he's big pain in the ass.

William K. Wolfrum keeps one eye on the PGA Tour and another watching golf vacation hotspots and letting travelers in on the best place to vacation. You can follow him on Twitter @Wolfrum.

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