Cheeseheads Lead in Phoenix

by Jeff Skinner

It was indeed a Super Sunday for the Green Bay Packers as they out dueled the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV.  One of the Packers biggest fans wasn’t able to see most of the game as Mark Wilson had a bit of business to conduct.  However, Wilson was able to distance himself from the field at The Waste Management Phoenix Open.  As they lost sunlight in Scottsdale, Wilson was able to birdie the twelfth hole to get to eighteen under and lead Vijay Singh, Jason Dufner and Tommy Gainey by two shots.  Play was stopped for darkness as Wilson and Gainey both decided they needed a bit more light to read their putts on the thirteenth green.

Tommy “Two Gloves” Gainey was keeping pace with Wilson until the twelfth hole when Gainey bogeyed and Wilson birdied.  That two shot swing is all that separates Gainey, the Cinderella Story of the week, from Wilson, an established PGA Tour veteran who already has a win this year.  Gainey has spent most of his professional life in places much less glamorous than the PGA Tour.  After a year on the tour in 2008 he was bounced back to the Nationwide Tour in 2010 where he won twice and earned his PGA Tour card again.  Gainey knows it’s an uphill battle to try and get the lead again but he’ll be trying his best.  “I’m not too happy in my position right now, two back, but I’ve just got to come out tomorrow and just get it done,” Gainey said. “Just start making some putts.”


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