I miss I miss I miss I make


Call it a day of rarities in golf.  A 59-year-old tied for the lead in Scotland; Tiger Woods missing the slice in a major, and two four-putts in Milwaukee.

Actually it was only one four-putt.

Late in our coverage of the US Bank Championship in Milwaukee, we were covering a number of guys who were sweating out the cut-line when our producer encouraged us to relay some of the announce team's personal experiences. I asked Curt Byrum for his worst horror story.

'I was playing the last hole at Riviera (at the now Northern Trust Open) and just had to make bogey to make the cut,' Curt said, 'I hit a good drive, a nice approach to about 20-feet, and then four-putted to miss the cut by one.'  We then went to commercial and shared a good laugh at Curt's expense. As soon as we returned from commercial, we televised Mark Hensby putting out at No. 9 (his final hole).  From five feet away he missed, missed, missed, and made--yes, a four-putt on live TV.

Fortunately for Mark, who had to Monday qualify just to get into the event, he still made the cut. However, it did make me ponder that the chances of a PGA Tour player four-putting.  They couldn't be much greater than Tiger Woods missing the cut... anywhere.