[The Hell of Average People: Being unapologetically above-average in intellect, I find as I age I have less and less patience for Average People. They don’t concern themselves with doing things right. They don’t care about accuracy. Clarity, nope. Just doing a thing sufficiently to say, “I did it,” is their only goal.
Yesterday, the PGA stream was great. Today, they’ve decided we need to “register.” I got around that, but now I find there is no way to get off this Kuchar group to watch Rory. Rory’s been on the course 40 minutes and I still can’t get the PGA stream to work properly. Again, yesterday everything was perfect, so some Average Person broke it overnight, probably by adding the “register” annoyance.
Rant Update: I finally got it to work by trying a number of alternate browsers and reciting magic incantations (cursing, some would call it).]
Jordan vs Rory on Sunday one step closer to reality
Today Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy will pack their belongings in anticipation of Moving Day tomorrow, while Phil Mickelson will pack his bags and go home. Mickelson looks to complete the Phil Slam today: missing the cut in every major in just two years.
Funny story, true. I watched the PGA online stream Feature Group coverage all day yesterday, the morning group with Jordan, and the afternoon group with Rory. However, I flipped to TNT three times during the afternoon coverage just to check in. The first time, they had the cameras on Phil Mickelson and were discussing him. The second time, they had the cameras on Phil Mickelson and were discussing him. The third time, they had the cameras on Phil Mickelson and were discussing him. By this time, Mickelson was +8. The second time featured the hackneyed attempts at comedy Gary McCord never fails to bring to a telecast.
My only complaint about the stream is that, every once in a while, maybe once an hour, the screen would go blank and I’d have to refresh the link. Other than that minor annoyance, I have nothing but praise.
Koepka, in Jordan’s group, played great yesterday, finishing -3. He had everything under control, but he was also aided by a chip-in. At one point, he was 9 of 9 hitting fairways — and he hits the ball a mile. If he keeps that up, he’ll be in contention come Sunday.
Patrick Reed had a very quiet, it seemed to me, -2. In the He-Is-Bound-To-Get-One-Someday derby, Reed and Fowler are well-placed. So are Hideki and Rahm, but they seem so certain, it is not appropriate to put them in that club just yet. Grayson Murray and Bud Cauley are two names I’d like to see stay in contention. Hideki had only 7 pars, birdies and bogeys ruling his card; he had one more birdie than bogey, so finished at -1.
This WordPress editor gets worse every day. It’s incredibly slow and halting when you type. You type “cat,” and maybe the “c” shows up, then a couple of seconds later, the “at” finally appears. It takes up 5 to 9 percent of my CPU time just sitting here as an open window. What the hell is it doing? It reminds me of the slowness of first-generation dumb terminal servers — back in the 1980s, when entire companies were jammed onto one 10 Mbps Ethernet segment.