Final Update: Trump With Huge Lead in Michigan!
A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll shows Donald Trump with a commanding 19-point lead heading into Tuesday’s Michigan primary.
12:25 pm Update: I left the room. I return and immediately hear some kind of reference to Woods apropos of nothing. I turn the TV off. It’s more than an hour until Rory tees off. I was just looking for something to play in the background while I do desk work; I’m not in the mood for Golf Channel pushing their %$#@%$# agenda. Back to Mozart until Rory heads to the first tee. Oh, by the way, I stumbled upon a book I’ve used to make a comparison to Woods. I was never sure of the book, but I think I may have found it. Stay tuned.
9:42 am Update: Bowdo playing alone, playing quickly, and playing poorly. +9 through 8 holes. Looks like he’ll play every round in 80+. By the way, keep an eye on Smylie Kaufman (T-10) this afternoon. He is currently OWGR #65 and could stamp his ticket to the Dell Match Play with a strong finish. Bowdo shot 81-80 to open and “made the cut.” String some of those together and he’s better than Nicklaus, right?
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Dawn of a New Day
Rory and Donald Working to Make Golf Great Again
- A win by Rory would be so good for golf. Am I right? And let me tell you, a win by Trump this November would be great for America. It would be huge.
- Rory almost certainly will pass Jason Day today to become OWGR #2. He can’t catch Jordan, but, barring a spectacular final round by Jordan or a ruinous one by Rory, Rory will be within one-tournament “striking distance” of reclaiming the top spot.
- I have a good feeling about Rory today. I won’t deny it. Rory will close the deal in front of the man who wrote “The Art of the Deal.”
- Rickie Fowler had five birdies and twelve pars on Saturday. Good round, right? Well, the other hole was a quadruple bogey…
- Doral is once again showing itself to be a course for long hitters. I think No. 18 is an unfair hole in the vein of the dumbest hole Jordan Spieth has ever played.
- I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while. Donald Trump has said in recent speeches, “Once a choke artist, always a choke artist.” I immediately sought to come up with exceptions disproving that declaration (as I am wont to do). I almost immediately thought of Rory blowing his lead at Augusta only to triumphantly win at Congressional. But did Rory choke at Augusta, or did he just have a bad round? “Choke” is pretty subjective, after all. In this case, Rory himself maintains that he choked. That’s as close to definitive as we’re likely to get, so Rory’s Augusta-Congressional turnaround disproves Trump’s contention that once a choke artist, always a choke artist. Now, I started by saying I’d been meaning to write this for a while. Last night, as I watched Trump’s press conference, he said it again. This time, however, he softened it with “generally speaking.” If he had done that the first time, it would have been nice. I wonder if Rory at Doral this week reminded him of the same counterexample as I came up with.