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By James A. Lyons Jr.
The president has shifted alliance from friend to enemy
Topic - Mark Russell
The PGA Tour rescinded the two-shot penalty given to Justin Rose before his final round Sunday in The Players Championship, changing its mind to say sophisticated TV technology was the only way to determine the violation.
With rain in the forecast, the third round of the Wyndham Championship will start early.
Tiger Woods also was in one of the 10 matches that didn't start Wednesday. He opened against Charles Howell III, while Rory McIlroy faced Shane Lowry.
If you need an antidote to last year's bitter election cycle, spend your Presidents Day poking fun at the dysfunctional politics that have overtaken Washington with Mark Russell, who has been performing his sharp political satire for more than 30 years.
Tiger Woods stepped out of the clubhouse at Congressional and into a strange new world of quiet Saturday. No one called out his name. No one pushed against the ropes and held out a cap for him to sign. No one was there.
Brian Harman, the first alternate, made his debut in The Players Championship and shot 73. It was a round he won't easily forget, for reasons not the least bit related to his score.
Luke Donald looked out from his hotel room and saw Dove Mountain covered in snow Sunday morning, not the conditions he would expect in the hours before the Match Play Championship final against Martin Kaymer.
This FedEx Cup might be remembered as much for the winners as who didn't get to play.
"As long as we can play golf by the rules, we're going to play," said Mark Russell, the tour's vice president of rules and competition. "But if the wind blows so hard it blows the ball around on the greens, we can't play. Or if it rains so hard that the hole goes under water, we can't play. But we might get lucky. Who knows?"
"He accepted total responsibility for it," Russell said.