I think it’s on. I haven’t seen the official pairings, but it looks like Sneds vs Warren is on!
I’m kind of for J.B. at this point. After his first approach shot yesterday, which was perfect and wound up going into the water due to the tricked-up golf course, I feel he has it coming to him. Which brings me to…
This golf course, if you ask me, shows the damage the uncontrolled equipment manufacturers have done. The course is obsolete. The top three guys are the long hitters who kept it out of the water the most. Roll back the equipment and stop shaving the areas around the greens. The runoffs into the water are idiotic. I guess this is what you get when you want to collect green fees from the general public the other 51 weeks of the year. They have to be easy for the public, then turned into goofy golf to keep pros from shooting 25 under.
5:00 pm Update
Warren-Sneds showdown looking very likely tomorrow. It’s going to be crazy if they are paired together. If Ryan Palmer makes it to the clubhouse without a blowup, it should be on!
2:10 pm Update
Golf Digest’s In the Tank For Tiger Award-Winning Article. This is bizarre in its inanity. (Note that they point out Paddy Power has Woods at 16-1 to beat Jack’s record, but somehow neglect to mention they have Rory at 4-1.)
Rory is playing solid golf. Irons not bad. One superb approach. No-drama pars for the most part. Euro Six player Marc Warren is -4.
Rory with another birdie. -2 on the day. Five off the pace of the leaders. Rickie eagles from the fairway, now four off the pace. DJ eagles from the tee box, now four off pace.
1:15 pm Update
Rory birdies his third, goes -1 on the day. Euro Six member Marc Warren is -3 on the day — with a double bogey on his card.
11:35 am Update
Rory tees off in one hour. One of my “inferior” Euro Six boys is -3 after four holes. Looks like we’re headed for one heckuva day of golf action.
9:45 am Update
Four of the Euro Six are on the course, and none is shooting worse than one-over. Snedeker will be hard-pressed to keep up with the Euro Six now that they have played the course a couple of times.
8:20 am: Euro Six off to blazing start
Stephen Gallacher and Anirban Lahiri both birdied No. 1. Snedeker will be under the gun from the time he strikes his first tee shot.