Sunday, August 31, 2008
How NOT to Shoot a 59
I know this happened yesterday, but I'm on vacation and trying to keep away from the 'ol computer.
Tim Clark, tearing apart TPC Boston like confetti, fired a nine-under 62 yesterday. That is the good news.
The bad news? Clark was 11-under with two holes to play, needing only a birdie and a par to join an elite group as the new Mr. 59. A bogey-bogey finish isn't exactly what David Duval would have hoped for.
A two-over 73 today brought the South American back to reality, but it sure was nice to see someone approach that pesky sub-par 60 for the first time in a while.
Canadian and beardless Mike Weir is a shot ahead of OhHe'sSoFine Camilo Villegas heading into the final round tomorrow (?).
A par-73 on the European Tour and a tournament ending on a Monday? Are these pre-Ryder Cup measures or something?