Some Days are Diamonds, Some Days Start Early and Go Long
by Scott McNealy
Not a lot to report from the AT&T Pebble Beach ProAm today. It started early as I was up at 3 am with Susan and we headed into the temporary SquawkBox studio at Casa Palermo.
Joe was very generous to let me describe what Maverick is supporting with his www.birdiesforeducation.com commitment. Thanks for all who are helping this cause.
We teed off at 10:15 am and finished almost six hours later in the cold and fog. There was a small of close and enthusiastic band of friends and family who watched us try our butts off. But it was a slow day for birdies. Two for Maverick who carded his second straight even par round. And I chipped in one natural birdie and two net birdies to help the cause. My clutch factor was not too great as I three putted from about 20 feet on a hole where the team needed my two putt par.
I sure hope my 85 and 86 over the last two days is not impacting Maverick’s mojo. It sure is impacting mine. Gotta figure out how to take my A range game out to the course and replace the D game that shows up about three swings into the round. Clearly the hardest part of me in the cold and wind and fog is to stay loose and focused for nearly six hours. Rigor mortis sets in with me after a full swing in about three minutes.
Here are some TV highlights of us from the Friday round. Golf Channel
After all is said and done, Team Maverick needs a good nights rest and a determined run at the gettable Monterey Peninsula CC tomorrow. A four or five under round for Maverick and a team score of -8 might do the trick to get both of us inside the cut line.
Thanks for all of your support and best wishes. I really want to play Sunday. So does Maverick. But the time together is special. More tomorrow night.