On a broiling day with some wicked pin positions that yielded only two rounds under par, Kaymer rolled in a 10-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to salvage a 2-over 72 and take a five-shot lead into the final round.
Too bad the Fox Sports contract to televise the U.S. Open doesn’t start until next year. Greg Norman would probably have a lot to say about the difficulty of playing with a big lead on the weekend at a major championship.
As America rings up another $3 tril- lion-plus budget - almost a historic peacetime 25 percent of gross national product (GDP) - and borrows another $1.3 trillion to pay for it, one should not be surprised that the usual mob of special pleaders is fuming at anyone who has the temerity to suggest a sane alternative. These are the new Democrats, and they do not mind putting us on the road to Greece.
Last week’s leak from the Pentagon that the United States is considering reducing its nuclear arsenal from the 1,550 re- quired by the New START to as few as 300 provokes a critical question: Is the United States tempting fate with such drastic cuts? Because President Obama frequently states that one of his major objectives is to eliminate nuclear weapons, these cuts make very little difference.
Sometimes it’s hard to take America’s most populous state seriously. In recent days, the California Legislature has devoted attention to issues such as the appropriate color of BB guns and the size of the font used for mandatory “Hello, my name is” tags for initiative signature collectors. No matter is too insignificant to escape the attention of Golden State solons, who held a hearing Thursday considering the weighty question of bedsheet safety.
On a sunny day when the old-timers shined, the kid made sure he was right in the thick of things at the British Open.
A player from Northern Ireland charged up the leaderboard at the British Open.