7:05 pm Update: I’ve been watching this young guy today, Jordan Spieth; if he ever learns to putt, he could dominate. He’s had shortish birdie putts all day, but nothing is falling.
3:10 pm Update: Looking better… Looks like the Byron Nelson will finish tomorrow after all, providing the rain stays away as predicted. I think they may get the full round in today. We’re only three weeks away from the summer solstice, and Dallas is pretty far west in the Central Time Zone, meaning the sun will be up pretty late by the clock. 3:10 pm tee time for the final group. I think they’ll get it in.
I got a kick out of amateur Austin Connelly’s interview and first hole coverage. I hope they show him some more. Guys like him so go against the golf media’s idiotic meme of “golf’s new athletes.” In the future, pro golfers will all have Lebron James bodies. Yeah, right.
What a crap day for golf… Okay, I’m tossing in the towel. I can’t find a single thing to keep me interested in golf today. With Spieth unlikely to tee it up and none of my favorites anywhere near the top at the Irish Open, I give up. Actually, I gave up when Fowler had a twelve-footer for eagle but three-putted.
The Silence of the Woods: What’s that Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that didn’t back in the night? Silver Blaze? I’m reminded of that by the silence from the Woods camp in these days leading up to Woods’s next appearance at Memorial in five days. The Golf Channel has been relatively quiet, and not even Kyle Porter has found anything worth mentioning.
Is it Nike telling Woods and Steinberg to cool it until Rory’s Irish Open is completed? Is Woods injured again? Playing like crap again/still? Has the media finally turned the page?
Whatever the case, the dog that always barks in the night isn’t barking.
8:40 am Update: The PGA Tour Twitter account’s most recent tweet was 9 hours ago. The don’t feel the need to provide an update this morning?
8:25 am: On tap for today… Irish Open live coverage begins in five minutes. Fowler has teed off and is moving in the wrong direction: +1 for two holes. I’m not sure how the early weather will compare to the late weather, but some early movers include Pepperell and last week’s winner, An. A lot will be determined by how the course plays for the leaders this afternoon. Fowler needs to turn it around, to spice up the leaderboard a bit. He’s not out of it by any means, but he’ll need to turn around today’s slow start.
In Dallas… what’s the weather look like… well, let’s see, first off, players were supposed to resume incomplete rounds at 8:00 am EDT… Looking at the radar, I can’t imagine that happened… weather.com thinks it is going to rain until noon. Lanny’s Call: They’ll probably complete the second round today, so they can perform the cut, but I can’t imagine much beyond that. Sunday and Monday look pretty decent in the forecast and might both be dry. They may just go with a Sunday/Monday finish.