Saturday, February 7

Separation at the Buick Invitational

WITH THE THIRD ROUND UNDERWAY, Camilo Villegas and John Rollins have separated themselves from the pack at the Buick Invitational. Both players currently stand at 11-under par, five shots clear of Nick Watney and Paul Goydos.

Villegas hit only four fairways in the second round, but a hot putter kept him at the top of the leaderboard. The Colombian is bidding for his third PGA Tour win.

Tournament notes.
The cut mark was 146, two-over par. Phil Mickelson made it with four shots to spare.

David Duval watch.
Several people have stopped by in search of information on David Duval. David missed the cut in his first two 2009 starts at the Bob Hope Classic and FBR Open, although he did card three 68s and a 70 at the Hope. Unfortunately, his 14-under total fell short of the 72-hole cut in the 90-hole event. His next scheduled event is the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

−The Armchair Golfer


Bedlam said...

This seems a little dull, there is no excitement, no big names, the tone looks like - yeah yeah yeah what ever, Armchair whats going on with these tournaments? I hate to ask this but is this directly tied to Tiger?

The Armchair Golfer said...

Yes. A golfer and athlete of Tiger's stature is so rare that his absence makes tournament golf seem rather dull, especially during these early-season events. I think we'll see Tiger return in another month or so.