- The Washington Times - Friday, September 22, 2006

The remnants of Hurricane Gordon blew through Dublin and environs Thursday night, buffeting the area with sideways rain and gusts up to 65 mph. The media tent had a pretty nasty quiver going in the midst of the onslaught when tournament officials decided to evacuate it for the evening at 8:45 p.m. citing “concerns with structural integrity.” That phrase tends to put a pretty good giddy-up in one’s step.

• The Rover made his annual pilgrimage to a major tournament merchandise tent yesterday to handle his mother’s Christmas shopping. Six shirts + six golf towels = $639.07. Wow, that’s going to leave a mark. They don’t call it the Green Isle for nothing.

mAtkins, South Beach, Jenny Craig — forget all of them. The Rover has discovered the world’s best diet. Go to any country in the British Isles and spend a month. If you do find anything worth eating over here, you darn sure will have done enough looking to have worked off the calories. Thank heavens for Guinness, which the locals swear is both medicinal and capable of sustaining life on its own.

Barker Davis

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