2:12 pm: Rory does what he needed to do. There are low scores out there today, but don’t make the mistake of thinking they are automatic. There are just as many high numbers as low today. Rory is three back right now, and it’s a definite possibility that no one will extend it past that. If only one or two players build up more of a lead, then you only need those two to struggle tomorrow for Rory to be in the thick of things.
12:40 pm: Rory and Rickie both climbing rapidly. A little help from the leaders and who knows what tomorrow might bring.
11:40 am Update: Rory -2 on the day after six holes! Inside top 30!
10:13 am Update: Rory stripes one! Here we go!
So I want to look at today’s tee times:
- PGATour.com has this. On my screen, seven inches per pairing.
- Golf Week has this. Three-quarters inch per pairing.
- Golf Digest is one inch per pairing.
There are 36 pairings today, so the used space is, roughly:
- Golf Week 2-1/4 feet (plus an auto-start video)
- Golf Digest 3 feet
- PGA Tour 21 feet
Here are the tee times, in a straightforward format:
8:25 a.m. -- Blayne Barber, Troy Merritt 8:34 a.m. -- Wesley Bryan, Boo Weekley 8:43 a.m. -- Stewart Cink, Steve Wheatcroft 8:52 a.m. -- C.T. Pan, Fabian Gomez 9:01 a.m. -- Kevin Chappell, Kevin Streelman 9:10 a.m. -- Rickie Fowler, David Lingmerth 9:19 a.m. -- John Huh, Ben An 9:28 a.m. -- Zach Johnson, Jason Kokrak 9:37 a.m. -- Billy Horschel, Danny Lee 9:46 a.m. -- Ben Martin, Hudson Swafford 9:55 a.m. -- Ian Poulter, Tim Herron 10:04 a.m. -- Aaron Baddeley, Derek Fathauer 10:13 a.m. -- Jim Herman, Rory McIlroy 10:22 a.m. -- Brandon Hagy, Martin Laird 10:31 a.m. -- Bubba Watson, Martin Kaymer 10:40 a.m. -- James Hahn, Tommy Fleetwood 10:49 a.m. -- Pat Perez, Alex Noren 10:58 a.m. -- Michael Kim, Charles Howell III 11:07 a.m. -- J.J. Spaun, Charl Schwartzel 11:16 a.m. -- Matt Every, Ryan Ruffels 11:25 a.m. -- Graeme McDowell, Brandt Snedeker 11:35 a.m. -- Cameron Smith, Russell Henley 11:45 a.m. -- Ollie Schniederjans, Louis Oosthuizen 11:55 a.m. -- Si Woo Kim, David Hearn 12:05 p.m. -- Hideki Matsuyama, Vaughn Taylor 12:15 p.m. -- Keegan Bradley, Luke List 12:25 p.m. -- Tyrrell Hatton, Brian Harman 12:35 p.m. -- Jason Day, Ryan Moore 12:45 p.m. -- Kyle Stanley, Justin Rose 12:55 p.m. -- Greg Chalmers, Jamie Lovemark 1:05 p.m. -- Paul Casey, Harold Varner III 1:15 p.m. -- Tony Finau, Adam Hadwin 1:25 p.m. -- Francesco Molinari, Jeunghun Wang 1:35 p.m. -- Kevin Kisner, Marc Leishman 1:45 p.m. -- Matt Fitzpatrick, Lucas Glover 1:55 p.m. -- Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo
That’s 1-1/4 feet. So why does PGA Tour take something a foot long and stretch it into 21 feet?
Concise, compact, dense — that’s how intelligent people want information presented to them. That we get twenty-one feet of purposeless photos for what once took up a few column-inches in a newspapers speaks to the lack of brainpower among today’s information consumers.
Morning Drive: I got fed up with the juvenile Trump bashing on cable news, so I gave Morning Drive a try. As boring as ever, with the added bonus of a lot of discussion of whether Tiger Woods will play in the Masters. Okay, folks, what the bleeping difference does it make? He’s injured so badly he’d be a ceremonial golfer, nothing more. Would the golf media seriously hype is as “Tiger Woods Goes After Another Green Jacket”?