Clinton Upholds Hope, Ford Legacy Of Engaging Fans Via Wayward Shots

High winds cut short Bill Clinton's Saturday round at the Humana Challenge but not before he could at least uphold the presidential tradition of spraying a few shots into suspecting gallery members. Farrell Evans on the three hours that was Saturday's round before play was halted.

Armed with an overbearing caddie on whom he leaned for everything as if he were one of his former White House aides, Clinton worked hard to take every shot seriously. Even as his shanks nearly took off the heads of a few fans on a couple of occasions, he never lost his composure or desire to hit the next shot.

Playing over at the La Quinta Country Club, Mark Wilson was taking the outright lead of the tournament. Through 15 holes on Saturday, he was 5 under for the day and 21 under for the tournament, 3 shots better than Ben Crane and 4 better than Zach Johnson.

"I played eight holes with basically no wind, and then I was on number 18 tee when it started blowing," said Wilson, who started his round on the 10th hole. "The par-3 third hole was probably the wildest. I had no idea what club to hit and I was between 4-iron, 3-iron, 2-iron, all different clubs, and I hit a good shot up around the green. It went 30 yards over just because the wind took it. I went from the mentality of making birdies to just making solid pars when I could."