Golf was on at 8 a.m. this morning, which was a pretty good way to ensure that I wouldn't be watching it. But I missed some compelling action, it seems.
Phil Mickelson is your current leader at -4. Chad Campbell, who was leading at -6 when I went to sleep last night, saved himself the embarrassment of losing the lead late on Sunday by losing it early on Sunday. He shot a 75 in the third round. And Tim Clark actually had it up to -7, but finished with a not-so-pretty 40 on the back nine. Rocco Mediate was tied for the lead at -4, before double bogeying the 18th
The course is playing hard as hell, evidently. The greens are drying out and the wind is picking up. Add those to the fact that they lengthened the course to be bigger than a few of the world's smaller nations, and we could see some substantial train wrecks this afternoon.
The leaderboard for this thing is unbelievable. Here are your key afternoon tee times:
2:12: Rocco "Fella" Mediate (-2), "Mid Life Crisis Ponytail" Miguel Angel Jimenez (-1)
2:22: Darren Clarke (-2), Vijay Singh (-2)
2:32: Eldrick "Tiger" Woods (-2), Tim Clark (-2)
2:42: Chad Campbell (-3), Steven Ames (-2)
2:52: Phil Mickelson (-4), Freddie "Boom Boom" Couples (-3)
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