Entries Tagged as 'grooves'

Didn’t make the headlines.

Robert Allenby almost played an excellent final round at the Farmers Insurance Open on Sunday.

As I headed off to work Michael Sim and Robert Allenby were hot on the heels of eventual winner Ben Crane, and Marc Leishman was climbing the leader board.  With no radio coverage the shot tracker at PGATOUR.com allowed me to tune in for a while. Allenby was -11 at the ninth hole. After the 13th he was 12 under and going strong.  Then it went pear shaped.  Two bogeys, a par and then a disastrous triple ended his run. An eagle finish jumped him up the money list to a creditable ninth, two places better than his overnight spot.

PGATOUR.com has included information about the spat involving Phil Mickelson and Scott McCarron around the new rule on grooves.  For some reason they didn’t bother to include dialogue with Robert Allenby ( see espn sports) who is in favour of the new rule, even though it was a flyer from the rough that cost him dearly.  Without the new rule he may have been right in the mix at the 18th.

I wonder if Allenby would have attempted the 235 yard carry over water if the title was still on the line?  I suspect the answer is “Yes”.