Saturday, August 8, 2009

Moving Day to Sunday

Moving day at the Bridgestone Invitational was exciting because it set an intriguing stage for Sunday's final round. Woods owns Firestone Country Club. He has already won six times here. Firestone is a great course, a difficult course. The venue is great preparation for glory's last shot, and tomorrow, Firestone will be, potentially, a foreshadowing of next week as well. Both Tiger and Padraig had excellent rounds today. Anything under 70 is superb golf at Firestone. Woods tied JB Holmes for lowest round of the day, 65, and Harrington shot 67. Next week's defending PGA champion will sleep on a three stroke lead over last year's reigning PGA champion. The two players will tee it up together for the next three rounds, as they have also been paired to play the first two days at Hazeltine. Advantage - Woods. Even though, Paddy has a decent sized gap between him and the rest of the field. Tiger says he "feels comfortable here," and he will definitely have the crowd with him. Harrington has already conceded that he will have to go low Sunday in order to win, even being spotted three on a course not yielding a large amount of birdies. I don't see Tiger being given the WGC trophy, either. He must make putts the way he did today in order to overtake Padraig. He missed nearly half his greens in regulation today, but he only needed 23 putts. He had 1.5 putts per GIR. That is some impressive putting (ie on 18). Everyone is anxious for Feherty, McCord, and Faldo to bring some riveting and, hopefully, competitive coverage tomorrow into next week.

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