The ball was tucked under a clump of the wild grass. Watson took a
swing, caught the ball clean, not a speck of sand, and sent it sailing
at least 100 yards back down the fairway.
His approach the second time around came up short. "Fool me once ..." right?
Watson finally found the green, missed a six-foot putt and ended with a 9.
His 84 didn't really count since Watson chose not to turn in a scorecard.
Tom Purtzer took a couple of hacks to get out of the brush and settled
for a 6. That was the only double bogey in his round of 77.
Willie Wood muscled out of the vegetation and rolled the ball just
left of the cup, then 25 feet down the hill. It was one of two bogeys
that led to a 72.
Everybody but Denis Watson will live to fight another fight. Different
day. Different conditions. Different pressure.
Same challenge. No. 7 won't be going anywhere anytime soon.
Bet the ranch it's going to be a bear again.