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Friday, 13 May 2016

Fifth Major?

Many folks would argue that the Players Championship is the fifth Major.  It certainly has the purse.  The field is also about as strong as it gets, I suppose.  But it didn't look like a Major on Thursday, with Jason Day shooting 63 and a gang of others shooting 65 or 66.  

Granted, in the morning the weather was balmy, with no wind to speak of.  But they seem to have got it wrong if they want to call this a Major and then cut the rough and soften the greens.  Majors are supposed to be hard tests of golf, not shootouts.  Hopefully things will firm up and we'll see another exciting Sunday finish that doesn't have the winner finishing at 27 under.

By the way, where can I get a pair of shoes like Ricky was wearing?  Love them.  As for Rory; he's the second guy to rock the jogging pants.  Not much of a deal.  Justin Rose hitting all eighteen greens, on the other hand, was a big deal.  If he keeps that smooth putting stroke going, he may have another fine feather in his cap come Sunday evening.  I've always been a fan of JR.  Imagine missing all those cuts when he set out on tour and having the self-belief to just keep on keeping on.  That's intestinal fortitude, my friends.

And, Big Ernie's back to rolling his rock.  How can you not root for the big man?  It may not look like a fifth Major right now, but come Sunday we'll be hoping for some big-time drama.  It will be hard to top Ricky's performance last year; but here's hoping.