Players Championship executive director Brian Goin said if the 2007 tournament gets similar weather to what's predicted for this week, he would be more than pleased.Well, there's always hope for that single-digit-under par score! Let us pray for them.
"We've had a little rain this week, but overall, the temperatures haven't been that hot, and we've had some cloud cover," Goin said. "Maybe we could hope for sunnier weather, but if we get this every year, I wouldn't complain."
Goin said gentler winds than in March would be offset by a firmer playing surface and difficult Bermuda rough.
"If someone played really well under these conditions, they could shoot 14 under," Goin said. "But I can picture a winning score in single-digits under-par. It's what we're hoping for with a firmer, faster course."
Carnoustie possesses the most majestic and humiliating golf course in the world, though which wind the evil, serpentine coils of the Barry Burn. The stream is the grave of a million hopes. What queues of ghosts must parade there nightly, to wring fleshless hands over that fatal short approach, or to grope in the turf for the fragments of turn scorecards. R.J.B. SELLAR