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It’s not too terribly smart to count Tiger Woods out, but if his the completion of his first round at Bethpage Black is anything to go on, it’s going to be a long weekend for the tournament favorite. After weather shenanigans prevented the first round from being completed yesterday, the groups were back at this morning in much better weather conditions — that is, no rain. Too bad for Woods the improved weather made absolutely no difference in his first-round finish which has him a four-over. What’s worse for Woods is that his poor play came on the last holes
of the opening round.
After battling to get back to even par, Woods played his last four holes at an eye-popping four-over. However, a word of caution to those who think he’s out of contention. Just ask Jason Sobel:
Leads to this e-mail from Rob in Dallas:
Is 74 too many for Tiger?
No way. Not even close. Look at the leaderboard and he’s only five shots back with 54 holes to play. He won’t be happy about that score, but it hardly takes him out of the mix, either.
Because of yesterday’s Milli Vanilli weather, the second round has a staggered start, with half of the group starting today — first tee at 4pm Eastern — while the second group gets started tomorrow, beginning at 12:30.
The edict sent down by Bud Selig and the MLB was Game 5 would be completed when the weather
permitted. Judging by the Philadelphia forecast
, it looks like the game will continue tonight. It’s going to be a balmy 41 degrees or so, so make sure you’ve got those bikini tops and the sunscreen ready to go.
Gloves and hats? Who needs them? This is summertime weather.
More stunted baseball after the jump >>
So much for finishing that pesky Game 5
up tonight. MLB just announced the weather will be too bad
to continue the game. Once again, if you aren’t in one of the southern states and you have ideas of playing baseball in late October, your stadium might want invest in some kind of roofing mechanism
They’ll try again tomorrow night.
Thanks to weather like this:
The SEC Tournament had some issues to deal with. But thanks to some (divine?) intervention and some hard-nosed play, the Georgia Bulldogs, a team no one picked to win the thing, won, beating Kentucky, Mississippi State, and Arkansas in the process (all NCAA Tournament teams).
Due of the weather, the SEC Tournament was moved from the Georgia Dome to Georgia Tech’s home court, which is a much smaller arena than the initial location. Because of that, crowds in the relocation arena were severely limited, meaning thousands of people are looking for some satisfaction from the NCAA and the SEC. Well, worry not. According to Jerry Tipton, the SEC is on it:
REFUNDS FOR SEC MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT
ATLANTA, Ga.—The Southeastern Conference and its 12 member institutions are currently working on a refund process for the 2008 SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament. Fans will be informed through www.SECsports.com as well as the official internet sites of the 12 SEC member institutions as information comes available.
The SEC advises fans to retain any unused tickets for the 2008 tournament.
Congratulations are certainly in order for Georgia. Regardless of their regular season record, their defensive effort in all four tournament game wins (matching their regular season SEC wins) could not be denied. Enjoy your trip to the Dance, guys… and congrats on saving Dennis Felton’s job at least for one more season.