I don’t know about you, but I find it hard to watch the U.S. Open. It is just so hard.
Tons of balls in the rough. Impossible to advance the ball out of the rough more than 100-125 yards. The greens are ridiculously fast. Nearly impossible to put down hill. Everybody is stumbling. Surprisingly, Rickie Fowler posted a 67 yesterday. At the beginning of the week, I thought that Steve Stricker had a really good opportunity to win one. He is struggling today. Phil Mickelson was in the lead earlier and is now falling back. So far, the best round of the day – Jason Dufner. Who knows who’ll be able to keep themselves together, keep the ball on the fairway and be able to putt on these impossible greens? Who will come away with the victory?
I really don’t know why Romney has continually messed up. This is a guy who has wanted to be president for 20 years. He has put himself in position. He has talked to tons of people about the mechanics about how to win votes and run for president. Yet, I don’t understand simple decisions that the Romney campaign makes. If you aren’t going to release all of your taxes, then why do you continually bring it up? Why did he release some half tax return which will do nothing but stir up with waters?
Everyone thought that Romney would try to tack from the extreme right to the middle for the general election. We thought that he would try to appeal to independent voters. Nope. His 47% remark proves that he has decided to stay on the extreme right of his party.
Tiger played lights out for the last 13 holes. Focused. That’s what I saw. Jason Day, a guy whom I have never heard of, shot a 64 today. A 64!! Fred Couples continues to play well. McIIlroy has a two-stroke lead. We are set up for some great golf tomorrow if the weather stays dry.
Everyone could hear Tiger Woods charging on the back nine of Augusta National, with tree-rattling cheers after each of his five birdies as he made a familiar run up the leaderboard.
The question is whether the two youngsters ahead of him really cared.
Rory McIlroy, the 21-year-old from Northern Ireland, had already finished off his solid round of 3-under 69 Friday at the Masters. That gave him a two-shot lead over Jason Day, a 23-year-old from Australia, who showed off some of his fearless play with a 64.
It’s the first time McIlroy has held the lead in a major going into the weekend. And now he’s got Woods only three shots behind.
The kid didn’t seem too concerned.
“If you start thinking about anyone else here, if you let your mind wander at all, it can cost you a couple of shots,” McIlroy said. “I’ll be focusing on my targets and focusing on where I want my ball to go on the greens, and that’s all I can do. I don’t really care what anyone else does. I don’t need to know. (more…)