Emailing Walter

It must be comforting to know that even though spectators, vendors and media can't use a PDA while on the course at a USGA event, the President can check his email during the round.

From an AP story:

USGA president Walter Driver, who arrived in Newport on Friday night, was in a cart following Michelle Wie's group on the 14th hole when he received an e-mail that made him smile.

There was concern that if too many players made the cut - the top 60 and ties, and everyone within 10 strokes of Annika Sorenstam's 2-under 140 - it would be impossible to play 36 holes on Sunday.

Driver said any more than 81 players making the cut would be more than they could handle. But the message from USGA executive director David Fay said the number was looking to be "manageable."

Five hours later, Fay proved to be right - 68 players made the cut at 8-over, and they will tee off at 6:30 a.m.