Friday, August 29, 2008

Weir Drops Beard and Strokes at Deutsche Bank.

Mike Weir reverse-Sampsoned his way to a course record tying, career low 61 at the Deutsche Bank Championship earlier today. Birdies on the 1st four holes and all one-putts on the back nine will have that effect. Weir shaved his Wayne Gretzsky inspired "playoff beard" and probably wished he'd done it last week. No time like the present however and Weir took quick advantage. A 21 putt round will do that for you.

Three back on his heels were Vijay Singh, who stuck it close all day, Briny Baird, John Merrick, and Heath Slocum. Ben Curtis and Eric Axley pulled in at -6 and a plethora of pros penciled -5. Go low or be slow was the mantra of the day which left Phil Mickelson's -2, 69 a rear dragger. No concern over US Open-like conditions here at TPC Boston.

If you like birdies this is your spot to watch. Keep an eye out for late blooming Ryder Cuppers for captain Azinger's squad. His criteria has been reduced to "What have you done for me today?". Can we bestow honorary citizenship on Weir and Singh for about a month or so?

Til' next,

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