Uncharted territory


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – Uncharted territory in my 20-year journalism career. Never before have I woke up so early, drove so far to wear a credential while sitting in a hotel convention center to cover a sporting event.

Nice digs though here at the Sawgrass Marriott, just a couple blocks from Tiger Woods’ “this is NOT a news conference.” Headquarters are here in a large room with some 50 tables, each with 6 chairs and the room is surrounded with 10 flat screen TVs ready to show the goods in 45 minutes. The PGA Tour has at least thrown us poor saps a bone here and will deliver commissioner Tim Finchem to us for interviews shortly after noon.