Howells Weighty Issue

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ATLANTA ' Though he hits the ball a ton, Charles Howell III has just 153 pounds to support his 511 frame. He said hed like to add weight, but he just cant.
 
I have tried everything, he said. I eat all the time. I drink high-calorie milkshakes right before I go to bed and sleep on them with absolutely no physical activity after they have been consumed. That doesnt work. I still wake up hungry.
 
Ive made milkshakes and then left them beside the bed so if I wake up at 3:00 in the morning I drink one then; that doesnt work.
 

A Muddy Situation
 
Though it hasnt rained the last three days at the East Lake Golf Club, players still anticipate officials will continue to enforce the rules of lift, clean and place in the third round of The Tour Championship.
 
Its drying out a little bit, but the ball is still picking up an unbelievable amount of mud, where I can still see all of the pitch marks from every drive in the fairway, said Howell.
 
I think I saw one ball bounce three feet in the air.
 
Howell hit 11 of 14 fairways in the second round en route to shooting 1-under 69. He leads four others, including Steve Lowery, by one shot, at 5-under-par.
 
We had mud all over the ball. A couple of places, you could not get the ball to the green from the fairway because there was so much mud, said Lowery, who shot 71.
 
They would have to mark off some white paint areas and they would be out there all morning trying to get that where you could get relief from that area. If you want to do that, you could. Its pretty tough. A lot of heel prints, too, from guys walking.
 

A Harbinger of Things to Come
 
The final three holes at the East Lake Golf Club are a treacherous trio, but there may have been other factors at work in causing Scott McCarron to play that stretch in 3-over Friday.
 
McCarron was 3-under-par for the tournament through 13 holes of his second round, when his name literally fell off the leaderboard on the 18th hole. And though he birdied 15, McCarron soon followed his placards lead.
 
He bogeyed the par-4 16th, double bogeyed the par-4 17th, and then had to make a 10-footer for par at the last for a frustrating finish, and a 1-under 69.
 
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