Hooks Cuts from Friday


  • Gary Player, on Friday the White Knight, looks more and more like Jack LaLanne with each passing year.
  • Tigers putt at 18 was another vintage Houdini par by the best clutch putter in the history of golf. 10 footers on Friday dont come any more critical than that one.
  • Brandt Snedeker bought his fianc Mandy Toth a BMW convertible for her birthday. Shes thinking of buying him a pair of slacks that go with green.
  • Too bad Freddy cant make a steady diet of putts these days because he still pipes it at 48.
  • Speaking of pure, Trevor Immelmans action is as pretty as Amen Corner.
  • Snedeker caught Tom Watsons attention at 6 when instead of putting from an impossible spot on the green he flipped a sand wedge and jarred it for a deuce. Asked if Snedeker had a chance to win, the two time Masters champ didnt hesitate, Of course he does.
  • People speculating on Tigers demise on Friday afternoon maybe just missed the last 10 years.
  • Phils unquestionably in his best shape in years. He used to threaten big in the mid-section. Now hes big across his shoulders and back.
  • Tiger dumping a sand wedge into a bunker on his third at number two and leading to bogey may have been the shocker of the day.
  • Phils a tight end, Tigers a free safety. I still like a Sunday collision over the middle.
  • On second thought, Immelman and Snedeker both going birdie-birdie at 17 and 18 qualifies as the shocker of the day.
  • Justin Rose is taking major championship lumps the way he took lumps in the first months of his professional career. He survived then and should again. Hes a climber, steady and determined.
  • Tiger was six back of DiMarco after 36 holes when he won in 2005. He shot 65 in the third round and lead by three.
  • People talked about Tiger winning four majors in one season very casually. There will be nothing casual about the next two days, when the slam will either live or die.

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