7:50 pm Update: Is 45-year-old Phil Mickelson ever going to shoot a lower round than 17-year-old Ryan Ruffels?
It’s the most predictable story told
It’s in with the young
And it’s out with the old
The following lines seem particularly relevant to Mickelson:
A belly full of high-dollar wine
A fat hand, a fat wallet too
Things change and get strange
With the movement of time
By the way, I’m older than Mickelson, so I’m not being ageist here! It’s a great song by the greatest active American band.
3:30 pm EST Update: What a beautiful day on the Monterey Peninsula. Fantastic visuals of the course and sea life. The actual golf coverage? Horrid. [Don’t blame Faldo; it’s the producer. By the way, when I mentioned Justin Timberlake the other day, I called him a megastar and left it at that. I forgot to point out he’s a 2-handicapper.]
2:15 pm EST Update: I noticed the live stream on PGATour.com this morning. I clicked to see if it was free. Nope, it’s $6/month. Compare: If you have HBO, you pay $7/month through your provider. HBO provides 24/7 programming with no commercials.
The website says it is free (look at the chart):
But when I tried to sign up for free access, there was no free option.
11:25 am EST Update: By the way, notice in the comments section at the GC article to which I linked below, in response to a question about appearance fees at Pebble: “NO. It’s against the rules for the PGA to pay appearance fees. Period.”
Right. Jordan’s AT&T contract has nothing at all to do with his appearance… Period!
10:55 am EST: Good morning! Are you up yet? If so, why? They have not even teed off yet on the West Coast. I love the West Coast tournaments, but it’s crummy how the start doesn’t arrive until most of us are thinking about getting a pastrami on rye. That darn sun and earth rotation thing is a real inconvenience.
Is there a full list of the amateurs somewhere (which includes their first name…)? I see two lists of “celebrities.” One has 31 names on it, the other 29. Oops, sorry. Two of you are only pseudo celebrities, I guess.
I see Joe Kernan of CNBC is playing again. I always get a kick out of following him. He’ll talk about it on Squawk Box next week. Charles Schwab, who has a house on the course is playing. Neither of those two were listed as “celebrities.” Thus, my desire for a full list of the amateurs…
In my search I found an article from the San Jose Mercury News… Talk about dinosauritis… Five of the first six paragraphs had gratuitous mentions of Woods… It was laughable I will not be posting a link. Instead I’ll offer up this article from the Golf Channel (“Pebble’s reverse psychology: Let ams lure pros”). It’s not half bad. No, I’m serious.