Merion Day 3

merion logo.gifWow, Merion looked really good. Imagine how great it would look with fairways!

Seriously, NBC/The Golf Channel made up for their less than stellar coverage of the Walker Cup by doing an excellent job on day one. Great camera work, aerial fly overs and solid commentary from the on-course reporters. Though I don't know about the story Gary Koch was given on the four experimental approaches taken with the Merion bunkers during the renovation (uh, wasn't it more like trial by error?).

Here are the round 1 results. And here's the match play tree. Note the match up of fifty-something George Zahringer vs. 16-year-old Oliver Fisher (with the Ernie Els swing). They are teeing off at 1:45 eastern, meaning we should see most of their back nine.

Here are the TV times, with The Golf Channel coming on at 4 m est. tomorrow, 3 pm est. Friday and NBC carrying the weekend play.