Thursday, July 31, 2008
Kenny Perry Might Not Be Great Against the Other Great Players
It's day one of the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone and a few mini-story lines are unfolding.
South Africans are obviously a big fan of the course today. Retief Goosen shot a four-under 66 while fellow Bottom African Tim Clark shot a 67 and is tied in second place.
Chez Reavie showed today that last week wasn't just a fluke, posting a two-under 68, tied with Rocco Mediate, Phil Mickelson and a ton of other golfers.
The corpse of Vijay Singh shot a three-under 67 and everyone's favorite major misser, Kenny Perry, might be really good at winning random tour events, but is showing why missing the big tournaments might be sensible. Perry is four-over through 17 holes today and is currently tied for 72nd place out of just 80 golfers. I'm not a big math guy, but I don't think that is what you want.