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Question of the Day
FOG MULLIGAN: When fog wiped out Saturday’s round at Torrey Pines, the 87 players who made the cut played straight through the next two days to try to get in 72 holes. There wasn’t time to make a 54-hole cut to top 70 and ties, ordinarily the case when more than 78 players make it to the weekend.
That’s worth keeping in mind later in the year.
Had there been a 54-hole cut, 10 players would have been eliminated after the third round and given one FedEx Cup point. Given the extra round, James Driscoll shot 68 and Hank Kuehne had a 70. They received 16 points. Doug LaBelle shot 71 and received eight points.
It might not seem like much now. But keep in mind that Jhonattan Vegas missed out on the playoffs by two points, and that Kyle Stanley was seven points short of qualifying for the Tour Championship.
DIVOTS: Lee Trevino is this year’s recipient of the PGA Distinguished Service Award. He will receive the highest honor from the PGA of America at the PGA Championship on Aug. 7 at Oak Hill, where Trevino won the 1968 U.S. Open. … No one was more irritated by CBS Sports wanting the late start to the Monday finish at Torrey Pines than Ben Curtis. He is playing the Dubai Desert Classic this week, and the late start meant getting into the Dubai on Wednesday morning for the pro-am, instead of Tuesday night. … Tiger Woods has more than half of his 75 PGA Tour victories in three states _ 14 in California, 13 in Florida and 12 in Ohio. … And then there were three: Kyle Stanley, Tommy Gainey and Scott Stallings are in the Phoenix Open, making them the only players at all five PGA Tour events this year.
FINAL WORD: “I’m trying to shoot the lowest score I possibly can. I don’t know if I look calm or intense or relaxed or jovial, whatever it is. I’m trying to beat everyone in this field, and that hasn’t changed and it won’t change.” _ Tiger Woods.
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