7:20 pm Update
Jordan to tee off ten minutes before sunset. He might get two holes in. DJ tees off twenty minutes after sunset, so I guess he’ll play the full 36 tomorrow. (I think daylight lasts about 20 minutes after sunset.)
7:00 pm Update
What a cool shot! Visually and, especially, aurally. The ball on the flagstick and the crowd reaction both.
So 71 players made the cut. No doubt that’s a sweet number for a time-constrained event.
Gannon and Duval tie Gannon and Faldo for the best broadcast team in golf. Third place by a hair goes to Nantz and Faldo. Fourth place is so far back, it’s not worth thinking about. It’s depressing that NBC now takes over the Tour until the Masters. At least we won’t have that 30-minute blackout at the switchover. (By the way, today’s CBS basketball game ran around 12 minutes late — surprise, surprise. At least there wasn’t OT. I literally couldn’t watch, though. The florescent green jerseys of Baylor were blinding. Surely they are not as distracting in real life as they are on television.)
2:45 pm Update
Fifteen minutes until CBS golf is scheduled. However, there are 7-1/2 minutes left in the basketball game. It’s a #3 team vs a #4 team, and the game is close. Watch for at least a ten minute runover, with the possibility of overtime. I’ll be actively pulling for whichever team is leading to extend their lead. I sure hope GC carries the live action to conclusion tonight. This the L.A. Open, for crying out loud.
2:00 pm Update
Weird watching these guys with such easy conditions in contrast to what Jordan had to play through yesterday. I find my main rooting interest is in DJ having a bad day. Or anyone else at the top of the scoreboard. These guys, because of how the weather played out, get three or four strokes versus the other side of the field.
10:15 am Update
Play to resume at 9am west coast/noon eastern.
Newspaper Compares Woods to Dying Sinatra!
In many ways [Tiger Woods] reminds me of going to a Frank Sinatra concert just a few years before the legendary singer died. Observing the chairman of the board embarrass himself in not being able to remember the words to his own songs was hard to witness.
My, how times have changed. Link.
Gary Player on Tiger Woods: “Do I think he’ll go past Nicklaus in majors? I don’t think so.”
It strikes me as foolish for Mr. Player to go out on a limb like this. What’s to be gained? He can forget about ever appearing on Golf Channel again.
Butch Harmon, not to be outdone, came up with his own ludicrous comment about Tiger: “Are we ever going to see him playing at the heights he did back in the early 2000s? Probably not.”
What the heck is going on? First we hear Tiger won’t catch Jack. Then we hear Tiger won’t be as good again as when he was 24 years old?