Mickelson Makes Amends
Ron Green Jr.’s PGA Tour Notebook
Carl Sandburg, a plus handicap at poetry
back in the day, wrote, “Fog comes on little
He, of course, didn’t know about a bigger
cat named Tiger whose footprint on golf is
suddenly very large again. And after the fog
finally lifted in supposedly sunny Southern
California, Woods made it clear that he is
ready to make some noise again on the
After unceremoniously missing the cut
in Abu Dhabi two weeks ago in his opening
event of the year, Tiger emerged from the
mist with some big game. Just outside San
Diego, Woods holds a huge lead this morning when the final round of the Farmers
Insurance Open is completed on a course
where he has won seven previous times,
looking as calm and in control as anyone
has seen in years.
Remind you of anyone you used to know?
In Qatar, a tall man hit the biggest shot
of his career with the championship on the
line. England’s Chris Wood, all 6-foot-5 of
him, eagled the 72nd hole to win his maiden
European Tour event at the Commercial
Bank Qatar Masters. He thinks there’s more
to come. He could be right.
The LPGA announced a new team event,
the International Crown, which was a great
idea, whoever thought of it, and will be
implemented in 2014 by the Tour’s best
commissioner, Michael Whan.
But there’s a really huge hole in the plan.
Suzann Pettersen won’t be playing under
today’s qualification process. Commissioner, you can’t have a big LPGA event without
Pettersen. You just can’t.