7:10 pm Update: Okay, it is official: Lanny H Golf is endorsing Jordan missing the cut. Let him get to St. Andrews a couple of days earlier. He plays early tomorrow, so hopefully he’ll finish by 6pm UK time. He can maybe catch some sleep on the flight over, then check out the course Saturday. Two more days to acclimate to the time change, too.
4:10 pm Update: Jordan misses the birdie putt, bogeys the next hole. Sits T-95. I almost hope he misses the cut, so he can go to St. Andrews early. My attitude regarding golf this week is somewhat lacking.
3:45 pm Update: Jordan looking at a seven-foot birdie putt. There are the kind that need to fall this week if he is to take home all the tractors. Justin Thomas leads after shooting a -8 with ten birdies.
9:45 am Update: Jordan Spieth tees off at 2:00 pm EDT. Live coverage starts at 4:00 pm, with the pregame show thirty minutes prior to that. Should see his entire back nine. I’d love to see him win this thing; forget about next week, rounding into form, etc. He could get his 4th W of the year, which would be quite nice on its own. But he hasn’t teed off yet. Let me not get too far ahead.
Golf Ennui: With Rory injured, I am having trouble getting enthused about the Scottish Open. A week ago I was really looking forward to the Rory-at-the-Scottish/Jordan-at-the-Deere combo. Two nice preliminaries before next week’s main event. Instead, I slept in and have not yet consulted a leaderboard. I turned on the coverage and was happy to see McDowell playing well, but he finished bogey-bogey, dampening any budding interest.
Maybe the Deere will have Jordan in the afternoon window today; I’ll have to check the tee times.