Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wednesday Quick Hit from the Q

The day's events are winding down, and it will be onto the tournament action on Thursday. I love the anticipation of the PGA Tour teeing it up in my backyard. It's going to be a great weekend, provided the weather holds.

-Tiger Woods looked very relaxed during his round, and very focused. Had a chance to follow him on his back nine as he played alongside Peyton manning (yes, THAT Peyton Manning). The two sports stars exchanged playful verbal jabs all the way around the course. While Manning was signing plenty of hats, pictures, and cards, Tiger was in his office. He didn't sign one item until his round was complete. Then he likely burned up 2 Sharpies signing the items placed into his hands. It was quite the sight. Glad some lucky fans got the ink from the Man.

-Pairings notes for the first two days....Want international players? Your group goes off at 12:40 on hole #1 on Thursday. The players: Camilo Villegas (Colombia), Vijay Singh (Fiji Islands), and Padraig Harrington (Ireland). You have a past champ, the 2008 Player of the Year, and one of the guys the ladies seem to fawn over. I think you can figure out who I am talking about.

The 12:50 Thursday group off the first includes Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, and Anthony Kim. You could do worse to follow that group.

The big name threesome goes off number 10 at 7:40. Tiger Woods, Jim Furyk and David Toms. 3 past champions of this event, and Sergio Garcia goes in the group in front of them at 7:30. It's a star-studded field, and there will be plenty to see.

Enjoy your week!

Mike Solarte

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