48 year old David Whitfield of Atlanta picked up a golf souvenir the hard way at THE TOUR Championship. His forehead caught an errant Anthony Kim drive on the 9th hole and a 2" gash was opened, spilling blood on the East Lake greenery. He was taken to a hospital, but he never lost consciousness and apparently will be just fine. His wife received a Kim golf ball signed "Sorry". Look for the ball on Ebay this weekend.
Wayward drives were the culprit in Kim's game allowing Sergio Garcia to claim the 3rd round lead with a -3, 68, leaving him at -8. Kim's 72 left him tied with Phil Mickelson, who carded a 69 today. Both golfers are at -5 for the tourney. Average Golfer's pick to win, Camilo Villegas, was next at 5 off the lead, -3. At -2 was the twosome of Robert Allenby and Ben Curtis.
Phil plays with Sergio tomorrow in the final pairing. You almost have to give Sergio the nod based on his better overall play in the 2nd half of the season. Three shots is a decent cushion. If Phil plans on making a move, I'd say the sooner the better. If Kim can rally and repair his wildness from the tee box, then he's in the mix. He'll have to improve on today's 29% driving accuracy. He certainly isn't afraid of pin seeking and going low. Villegas could post a score and let the other big boys beat each other up. A 65 might do the trick, although a 65 on the redesigned East Lake is a tough row to hoe.
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*I case you were wondering............Vijay Singh is at +9 for the tournament. That's good for 24th place in the 30 man field. It's also worth 10 million dollars.