- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 15, 2006

The Rover would like apologize to anyone who had to endure him on the radio yesterday morning. He was under the impression the interview was taking place at 6:50 p.m., so imagine his surprise, mental, physical and emotional state when the phone rang him from a sound sleep at 6:50 a.m. after a late evening defined by pinot noir and the Stanley Cup Finals. Bob Dylan would sound better after gargling with gravel.

• No wonder neither Tiger Woods nor Sergio Garcia could putt yesterday. Both were wearing distractingly unattractive shades of lime green, not a color that says dressed for success.

• The Rover is openly rooting for Monty, the player who carried the burden of best-player-never-to-win-a-major longer than anyone. Nobody would call him a fan favorite on the order of Phil Mickelson or Tiger, but his long-suffering status has finally made him more tragic hero than heckle-magnet for U.S. golf galleries.

Barker Davis


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