The Commissioner Cracks A Joke (Well, Sort Of)

From Doug Ferguson's AP notes column, and no, I didn't do the caps. They come standard on

The home of THE PLAYERS Championship is expected to reopen on Nov. 13 after a seven-month renovation. The frame of the Mediterranean-style clubhouse already is in place, and there's a chance that also might be ready when THE PLAYERS Championship begins the second week in May.

But don't hold your breath.

"The good news is the clubhouse is on schedule," commissioner Tim Finchem said at a charity luncheon Monday. "The so-so news is that it's scheduled to open an hour before the first tee time."