U.S. StreelSunday, March 17, 2013
“Hey, what ever happened to…”
I take a look back at what happened to the chalk
Matt Kuchar: Nice bounce-back after being 18 shots off the pace last week at Doral. He finished T14 this week. Five top 16s in seven starts. Simple.
Webb Simpson: His bogey-free 68 on Sunday moved him up to T17 for the week. He’s seven out of eight on the season with all of those finishes T26 or better. This was his worst finish here in his last four as he was T10 last year, second in 2011 and T13 in 2010. Here’s another player who fits the “horse-for-course” mantra in Tampa. He said that he likes this course because it reminds him of the Carolinas. He also won a AJGA event here as a kid.
Jason Dufner: He’s getting closer and he would have been further up the leaderboard but for double bogeys on Saturday and Sunday that added four shots to his scorecard. His T21 makes it five straight weekends in Tampa and five finishes T28 or better.
Adam Scott: How quickly the talk went from probable champion to “what the heck happened?” Scott opened 70-66 and was one shot back of Shawn Stefani as they teed it up Saturday. Three bogeys in the first two rounds turned into 10 bogeys on the weekend and a T30 finish. This was his worst stroke play finish worldwide since last summer’s T62 at the Barclays. This is just a blip on the radar; nothing to see here; normal service to resume next time out.
Jason Day: The last two times out he’s been knocked by the big round and this week it was the 74 on Saturday. He rallied, as he usually does, to fire 69 on Sunday to finish T43. He’s already over a million bucks this year so let’s all calm down!
Louis Oosthuizen: Here you go, Louis! Fade him. He’s played eight rounds this year in Florida and three of them have been under-par.
Michael Thompson: After winning at The Honda Classic and finishing T8 last week at the WGC-Cadillac, we can hardly be upset that he MC this week. Now, when do we hop back on “Slick”? Stay tuned!
Zach Johnson: He’s now missed three cuts in seven events to open 2013. He missed one cut last year and just four the year before that. It’s time for concern. Yikes.
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