Howell cracked the head on his driver during last Wednesday’s pro-am and struggled on the weekend with a replacement gamer, hitting just 11 of 28 fairways. The good news: he found a driver closer to the original this week at Colonial. The better news: his putting – a soft spot in an otherwise on-form game – continues to improve.
CH3 needed just 27 putts on Thursday and 28 on Saturday. If he continues that at Colonial, officials should start looking for a tartan champion’s jacket in his size. We’re guessing something along the lines of a 33 slim.