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."
Imagine, for instance, a repetition of eighteen holes, all of the supreme excellence of the most exceptional hole we can think of at the moment - the Seventeenth at St. Andrews. The strain of it all! Eighteen tee shots of the same intensity or eighteen approaches which courted disaster in the same dire form. It would to a certainty break our hearts and leave us nervous wrecks or golf lunatics in real earnest.
TOM SIMPSON and H.N. WETHERED