6:20 pm Update
Jordon Coasts to Victory!!!
4:46 pm Update
This is still a golf tournament. Spieth playing solidly, but can’t get putts to fall. Kelly Kraft making a run.
2:52 pm Update
I just don’t get these breaks in action. Idiotic. We get Golf Central Pregame, which means all they do is talking about Tiger Woods. Look, guys, at this point Tiger Woods is basically a nothing. Even if he were healthy enough to complete four rounds, he wouldn’t make the cut. So what does GC do? They make their “comparisons.” Spieth didn’t win as many times as a 19 and 20 year old as Woods did as a 24 and 25 year old, so Spieth sucks. Great point, GC. I hope GC goes under. They are simply intolerable. I’ll pay for the PGA Tour online access if I want Thursday and Friday coverage. As for today, I’m already over at CBS watching a basketball game I care nothing about. I can at least cheer for the clock to run. Beats Golf Channel.
1:30 am Update
Jordan pars No. 1 when his 7-foot birdie putt just misses. Birdies No. 2 when his eagle putt stops short. Snedeker birdies No. 2 as well to remain six back. Sixteen holes left.
10:00 am Update
Fake News from the UK
I criticize the U.S. media constantly, and deservedly so. Let’s not leave out their British counterparts, though, who seem to be following the Americans down the toilet.
The Daily Mail tells us, “Jordan Spieth closes in on first PGA Tour title in over a year after building six-shot lead at Pebble Beach Pro-Am.” Of course Jordan won at Colonial last May (thereby proving his shotmaker credentials). Nine months, I’m pretty sure is not “over a year.” Maybe it’s one of those color/colour things, I dunno…
Spieth leads 28-3 after three rounds. Kick the field goal, Jordan, kick the field goal!
As everyone knows by now, the media, including the golf media, is just awful. Just horrible people. The way Golf Channel badgered Bill Murray yesterday was typical of an NBC property. They shoved a camera and Phil Blackmar in his face and said, more or less, “Do something wacky, say something funny.” (Nick and Nantz and the CBS crew were vastly better.)
What about Jason Day yesterday? What a horrible round. At least he finished strong.
Great celebrity contributions yesterday. Bill Murray, of course, although Golf Channel wrecked his timing and karma. Lots of country music stars, it seemed like. One of the guys from “The Big Bang” was there. (I’ve only seen that show a couple of times, but it is monster huge.) Justin Timberlake nearly aced No. 7. And that Kelly Rohrbach was certainly a Brandenburg Concerto for the eyes, not to mention a 7-handicap and member of Winged Foot. Some of the athletes like Larry Fitzgerald and Peyton Manning depress me with their ho-hum I’m-good-at-golf-too talent. (Thank goodness for Charles Barkley.) Add Kelly Slater to that list, as well as some others I’m forgetting to mention. Great celebrity contributions this year, too many to mention. (Too bad Condi wasn’t on Pebble Beach Saturday, but maybe she didn’t want to be there for that madhouse day. Besides, we got to see more of her shots on a weekday.)
Let’s state the obvious: AT&T hiring Jordan Spieth was a brilliant move.