Re: What are the chances Tiger comes back to the field today?
Fun day at the course.
Highlight of the day came pretty early. We were standing around the area where tee shots were landing on #16 (the hole right along Lake Hazeltine the entire way). Mickelson came along and fanned a 3 wood to the left. It hopped over a small creek and landed on the upslope of the rough about 8 feet from where I was standing. We saw the ball heading towards us and everyone ducked. I put my arms over my head. After I looked up, I saw the ball right there.
The funniest part wasn't the shot he hit. When he was walking up, there was a bridge to cross over the small creek. About 10 feet before the bridge was a few rocks with water flowing through them. Phil didn't want to walk the extra 10 feet, so he walked twoards these rocks. Bones yelled out to him, "Phil, that's not a good play," which it wasn't. Wearing metal spikes, it was very slippery and he easily could have slipped and fell right into the creek. Phil ignored him, but made it over safely.
The only place he could stand, he was real close to the ball, which was about 12" above his feet. There was a tree about 15 yards in front of him making going for the green pretty much impossible as he was about 160+ from the hole. He started to take an iron. He was choking up clear down onto the shaft. Then he decided to grab a hybrid. I have no clue what a hybrid did for him. He took almost no time, with little discussion with Bones. He took a half-hearted swing and flubbed the ball about 10 feet in front of him to the right into the creek.
He wasn't happy, but you could tell he just wanted to finish and go home. He dropped and still had to hit from a tight position. He took a low lofted iron and hit one onto the back of the green with the ball not getting more thn 5 feet in the air. It was impressive. But this entire time, I'm standing about 8 feet away from him.
Walked around and saw a lot of players hit, then parked in the #11 green grandstand for a while. Tiger was the 4th guy to hit it in 2. It was his first birdie of the day and the hole he took a one shot lead. I was in the front row, so I'm guessing I was on TV, but don't know.
Another funny thing was watching Vijay on the putting green forever before his round. He clearly is not comfortable even on the practice green. He had about 4 guys with him including a putting coach. We watched him for about 10 minutes hitting 6 footers from a ruler. you could tell he was tinkering trying to figure something out. I wish he would, because the guy can hit it with the best of them.
Watching Alex Quiros hit the ball is unreal. If you ever get the chance, take it.
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