Friday, March 14, 2008

Vijay Leads Palmer Invitational - Feherty Hit By Truck

Vijay Singh hit the clubhouse today with a five under 65 and -9 after the second round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That left him two shots clear of Carl Pettersson. Ken Duke, Jim Furyk, and Lee Westwood were three back. Singh uncharacteristically had earlier gone four days without hitting golf balls due to a fierce stomach virus. If that works for him maybe the four months this average golfer has between sessions is ideal. First round leader Fred Couples struggled to a three over 73 that left him at -2 and tied with Tiger Woods, seven strokes off the lead. Sergio Garcia shot a nifty 66 to leave him at -4 for the tourney and 5 behind Singh. Tomorrow will show us if Singh can stretch his lead and win this tournament for the second year in a row, or if some of the other notables will wake up and give him some competition.

Feherty Hit By Truck While Cycling

CBS Sports golf announcer and laugh out loud funnyman David Feherty was hit by a truck while bicycling near his Dallas residence. He said he was pushed to the curb by the truck and struck by it's mirror. "He didn't want to hit the car on the left, so he ran over the cyclist on the right." Feherty was quoted as saying. He acquired three broken ribs and a punctured lung for his trouble, but is expected to make a full recovery. He's on hiatus until the Masters.

Now I feel terrible for Mr. Feherty, but in a fight trucks have a distinct advantage over bicycles. I know bicycles have the same rights on the road as eighteen wheelers, but from a practical standpoint, it's a mismatch. Here's an idea for cyclists. How about bicycling, uh, gee, hmm.... on a bike path? In a park, or even a parking lot? Or, how about cart paths at a golf course? I love Feherty and truly am glad he wasn't more seriously injured.

Tune in tomorrow and see how the Palmer takes shape.

Til' next,

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