Shocking as it may seem, but I elected to have baseball on instead of the Grand Slam of Golf. But thanks to TNT, we can still relive Bobby Clampett's most profound day one insights:
Notes from TNT’s Coverage of the 25th Annual PGA Grand Slam of Golf from the Mid Ocean Club in Bermuda
First Round – Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Clampett on Zach Johnson’s early-round struggles: “(Zach Johnson) has been like a deer in headlights on these greens. (The greens) have really spooked him.”
Like a deer in headlights? Never heard that one before.
Clampett on the different style of play at the Grand Slam: “Players are not used to playing in foursomes, so it’s a different pace of play. That’s why I like a guy like (Angel) Cabrera who plays so quickly in this format. The slower player feels like he is in everybody’s way if he takes extra time.”
Or the fast player gets itchy and cranky thinking that he picked the wrong month to quit smoking.
Clampett on Angel Cabrera’s physical fitness: “(Angel Cabrera is) a modern-day John Daly.”
I'm sorry, did I miss something? John Daly is still alive and playing isn't he?
Clampett on player’s hitting off the scenic 18th tee along the shoreline: “It’s a challenge to get set up on a hole like this with all this beauty around.”
Kratzert: “(Players) find (themselves) staring and kind of dreaming.”
Clampett: “Zach Johnson and (Angel) Cabrera (are) looking out in the ocean more than they are looking at (Jim) Furyk (hitting his tee shot).”
Boy am I sorry I missed that exchange when it happened.