Groundhog Day all over again. Less than a week after Anthony Kim drilled Sergio Garcia in their Ryder Cup singles match, they will again be paired in the 3rd round of THE TOUR Championship. This time Kim starts with a two stroke advantage. Truth is, it's about the only storyline that could bring interest in this massive boondoggle, called the FedExCup, that was won by Vijay Singh almost two weeks ago. Last Average Golfer looked, Vijay had a pulse, which was more than enough required to enhance his wealth by the GNP of Albania.
Kim's pedestrian -1, 69 left him at -7, 133, for the tourney. The flawless -5, 65 of Garcia's brought him back into the chase in an event where under par is coveted. Only six players were under par at the conclusion of today's play. Don't count out Mickelson. After all, it's not the Ryder Cup, or a major with Tiger in it. He's at -4, three back of the lead. Average Golfer's pick, Camilo Villegas is at -2. The red numbers are finished with Mike Weir and K.J. Choi knotted at -1. For the record, Singh is plodding along at +7, a mere 14 shots off the pace. A round in the 50s tomorrow will bring him right back into the thick of things.
It looks like I'm going to have to tune into this sucker. My interest level had been the same that the World Golf Hall of Fame had in John Daly, but with this brewing twenty- something rivalry I'll have to check it out. The future of golf could be unfolding in our presence. It better be good.