JD has had a round over 80 each year since 1991. This year he outdid himself by posting a 90. He threw in a 12 on a par 4. All he needed to break 90 on the 18th was a bogie. Nope-a double bogie for a 90. He wasn’t the only person having difficulty at the Valspar Championship. Robert Garrigus stumbled badly early on in the 4th round to not only lose his 3 stroke lead but to fall off the TV leaderboard mid round. He did come back a little but John Senden was able to hold on (mainly thanks to a chip in and a birdie on 17) to win by one.
Valspar is a well known paint company. We have paint in Myrtle Beach as well – it’s just on the greens instead. The new trend is to paint greens for the winter instead of overseeding. This process is being done by many Myrtle Beach golf courses. It allows the greens to come back out of dormancy quicker after the winter period. If you are looking to book a fall Myrtle Beach golf package, ask you golf director about which courses are painting. Painted greens are great to putt on.
The Seniors were in California for the Toshiba Classic. Freddie Couples birdied the last 2 holes to win by one over Monte, Langer and Jerry Pate. While it is a win for Fred, it really was a loss by Langer who had a bad pull-hook on 18 that cost him the tournament. He had to take a drop by the grandstand. His chip came up short and the subsequent 20 foot putt didn’t drop.