“Hooks and Slices” will bring you our view on whats happening in the golf world.
Kenny Perry shot lights out at the Travelers on Thursday. He had nine birdies, six on the front for a 29 on the first nine, and finished with a 61. The TPC River Highlands course is defenseless with soft greens and no wind. Over 100 players were able to shoot under par. What a difference a week makes. Only five players finished under par at The US Open last week. You can watch live action from The Travelers on PGATour.com. It’s not being there but it’s better than work.
It looks like the USGA may be holding off on the “Groove Rollback.” It was scheduled to go into effect next year but Golf World reports it may be delayed. I watched those guys at Bethpage hit out of deep US Open rough and still spin it back. What’s up USGA? First you change policy to let Thursday tickets be used on Monday and now you are hesitating on a decision. Where is the old USGA and what have you done with them?
Retief Goosen has a two stroke lead at the European Tours’ BMW International. John Daly is seven strokes back and he’ll need to step it up to make the cut. Paddy Harrington’s early exit from The US Open and four consecutive missed cuts seem to indicate he still has problems. Rory McIlroy thinks he will snap out of it soon.