PGA Tour Cut Line: A Nervous Waiting Game
Shigeki Maruyama, John Senden, Brett Quigley, Bob Tway, Nicholas Thompson and Rod Pampling made the cut on the line Friday in Scottsdale. Ten other guys, including Pavin, Lehman, and Mayfair, missed the cut by a stroke. Six guys get to play for more cash this weekend, while ten others replay the last three holes, wondering what might have happened.
–Campbell and Maruyama birdied the 36th hole to get into the low 72 and ties. If either one bogeys, 71 are at -1, and the other ten mentioned above play the weekend.
–After three bogeys in 8 holes, Quigley birdied the 35th, also surviving. Par-Par finish gets ten more in. Tway also birdies 35 to survive.
–Pampling staggers in with bogeys at 35 and 36, but makes the cut on the number.
Now, on the other side of the border:
–Perez bogeys the 36th hole, Mayfair bogeys 33 and 35, Atwal doubles 35, and Lehman bogeys 33 (a par five!) to miss the cut by one.
–After birdie on 34, Pavin bogeys 35. Damron does in one hole earlier (birdie on 33, bogey on 34. Both are one too high.
–Shaun Micheel plays back nine at -3, Rich and Zach Johnson at -2, but the trio misses by one.
These guys are good, but this game is difficult.
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Well Ron, you have opened the door for Norman with this quote. The next time you write about Michelle missing a PGA cut, he will toss this one right back at ya pal.
Remember, I don't defend nor criticize Miss Wie beyond what is appropriate. We know that she gagged at the John Deere last year, then did it again overseas in the Fall. It's all about hitting the calm shots when called for.
How often is it the case that hitting calm shots is not called for?
Oh, and thanks for the information on PGA pros who blew the cut in the last few holes of the 2nd round. As a Wie supporter I appreciate the input--even if you do feel the need to talk about Michelle Wie gagging as opposed to talking about the game being difficult which you did when you discussed the men.
You should have called your blog. "Its not just Michelle Wie. The PGA cut line..." You would have gotten 10 times the response.
Thanks for your banter. It's not about the response for me; just the need to blog. Some of my stuff gets 100 responses, others get 0. Some of the stuff you read, without the need to give me feed(back)--that was a rhyme sequence.
RE: Numbers Man's allusion to my chauvisnism. The guys gagged, too.
RE: Times when they don't hit the calm shots. When they are going for the green in two on par fives, when they are trying to get drives down a hill, when they are trying to drive short par fours, they hit the heavy shots. The calm shots are the 3/4 safety shots that are in play 100% of the time (a la Tiger's stinger.) Sorry if I wasn't clear enough.
RE: Putt's comment about the turning in of the cards ... I don't get it. Is it funny? Sarcastic? Sardonic? Angst? Please elaborate for this dumb blogger.
RE: Putt's comment about the turning in of the cards ... I don't get it. Is it funny? Sarcastic? Sardonic? Angst? Please elaborate for this dumb blogger."
It is just ironic Ron that when these "Professional" guys miss a cut, there is no outrage or demand for them to stop trying.
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