First round recap at Colonial (PGA Tour)

Thursday highlights from the Crowne Plaza Invitational (Golf)

Round one wrap-up (PGA Tour)

First round leaderboard (PGA Tour)

Second round tee times at Colonial (PGA Tour)

After losing last week in a playoff, David Toms holds a share of the 18 hole lead (Golf)

Lee Westwood and Luke Donald both won at the Volvo Match Play (Golf)

Paula Creamer and Michelle Wie both advance in the LPGA Tour Sybase Match Play Championship (Golf)

How to play golf Pt. 3 (Golf Digest)

The five best sudden death playoffs ever (Golf Digest)

Playboy magazine (they are still publishing?) offers their take on John Daly (Wei Under Par)

Dick Ebersol has stepped down as head of NBC Sports. What does that mean for golf? (Devil Ball)

Tiger Woods is going to fall out of the Top 10 for the first time since 1997 (Devil Ball)

How Jack Nicklaus created ESPN/Sports Center tradition (Devil Ball)

The Volvo Match Play explained (European Tour)

The 10th anniversary of the Casey Martin case (Geoff Shackelford)

Apparently Sean O’Hair is the problem, but I still blame Rory Sabbatini (Geoff Shackelford)

So what’s happened today?

David Toms has taken over the lead at -10. At the moment Nick Watney, who had the lead at the start of the day, is one stroke back. As I’m typing this, Bubba Watson just hit a drive 341 yards and Sergio Garcia toyed with danger on 17. But don’t worry, 17 got the better of Paul Goydos (Sergio smiled /2008’d). Speaking of Sergio, will his putter be his friend or his enemy?

David Duval opens with a -2/70 and follows it up with a +4/76; he missed the cut.

Defending champion, Tim Clark withdrew after 10 holes with an apparent elbow injury.

Geoff Ovilvy also withdrew with a left shoulder injury after 9 holes.

Rickie Fowler started the day at +5 with a 77, managed to shoot -4/68 while fighting the flu. But his hat stayed on forward. Let’s not get sand in our vagina’s.

Rory Sabbatini is the worst at basically everything.

Phil Mickelson eagled 16. He is currently sitting at -2 after back to back rounds of -1/71. Today Phil was disappointed with inconsistency today. He shot a 31 on the front and the big 4-0 on the back. Speaking of a disappointed Phil, he’s had some things to say as of late. When asked about his performance in the first round, on the 13th hole, Phil had this to say:

“I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if it’s the set-up or the design, but I just don’t agree with that, I thought the question was would it stay up on top and be by the hole or was it going to roll down in the low area? I didn’t know it could possibly go in the water. I think when I design golf courses, I try not to screw the player like that. I try to keep it a little bit fair. I don’t know what I could have done differently. I’m disappointed with myself and my focus throughout the round today. I can do better than that. There were some low scores out there this afternoon today, and I felt like I should have been one of them. But I’ll get out here tomorrow morning and see if I can put it together.

Matteo Manassero, the 18 year old Italian is the youngest player ever to make the cut. He had rounds of E/72 and -2/70.

Hunter Mahan, I hate you too. But not as much as Rory Sabbatini. I’m a beard kind of guy, but shave that shit bro. You look like you molest collies.

I can’t find video of this yet, but Michael Bradley has apparently thrown his driver in the water. Some fans dove in after it, and some how he is using it again.

KellyTilghmanGC: Fan climbs down lake wall to rescue Michael Bradley’s driver. If Bradley birdies & makes cut on number, he should slip fan some $

Yesterday’s leader, Phil Mickelson fell 3 spots today to T4/-7 and shot a +2/72. Today was not the bogy free round that Phil produced yesterday. He had 4 bogyes today with 1 eagle, 1 birdie, and 12 pars. That single eagle was on his first hole of the day, the par 5, 1st. He hit a 189 yard 8 iron for his approach. On my best day that’s at least a 5 iron. The driver however was what did Phil in. He only found about half of the fairways and had 12 more puts in round 2. The lead is now in sole posession of Scott McCarron at -10 who shot a -3/68 today and a -7/64 yesterday. He scored 5 birdies, 11 pars, and 2 bogeys today, including a chip in from just off the green on the par 4, 3rd hole. Not a bad round for the UCLA grad.

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Furyk finishes day one at the Chevron World Challenge with a two stroke lead. (Golf Magazine)

A book on Boo. How can this not be a New York Times Best Seller? (ESPN)

“Tiger, I want you to come back and be full strength… I obviously don’t want you to break my records” -Jack Nicklaus (Golf Digest)

Alex Harvey, the longtime engraver of the Claret Jug passed away at the age of 83 (GeoffShackelford)

Rory Sabbatini is one of eight golfers to shoot 66 (Yahoo!)

A nice look at the swing of FedEx Cup runner up Camillo Villegas (ProgolferDigest)

Check out the random stuff these guys found on the course (Hooked on Golf)

Look at this sexy honey bee (Golf Girl’s Diary)

Just for fun. {YouTube}

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