Friday, August 15, 2008

A good walk unspoiled

The PGA Tour has come to town for the Wyndham Championship.

And local boy makes good:

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) -- Carl Pettersson has produced the latest record-breaking performance at the Wyndham Championship.

Pettersson shot a tournament-record 61 Friday and matched the PGA Tour record with a two-round score of 15-under 125.

Pettersson went to high school in Greensboro, played collegiately at North Carolina State and serves on the tournament's board of directors. He shot a 30 through his opening nine holes. Six of his 11 birdies came on the front nine.

His remarkable round eclipsed the previous low at the Wyndham of 63, a mark matched fewer than 24 hours earlier by first-round co-leaders Bob Heintz and Martin Laird.

Pettersson's 36-hole score equaled the tour record shared by Tiger Woods, Mark Calcavecchia, Tom Lehman and Corey Pavin.

Go Carl Go!

UPDATE: Pettersson pulls it out!


  1. Evil ALWAYS backs down in the face of humility, donchya know?

    Actually, he put "humility" into that answer because the night was moving on and he was afraid he wouldn't get to humbly point out his humility approach to _______.

  2. So, who's your pick for the FedEx Cup?

    And, Player of the Year: Tiger or Padraig?

  3. Wait! Did you see any of the Wyndham? Because there's a Wyndham thread below for golf related questions.

    Oh, heck, like I care where anyone comments here.

    Honestly, I am not up to speed on the FedEx Cup, I will withhold judgment at this point....but I think (subject to revision) that Padraig should get player of the year.

  4. Wait. This is the right thread. How'd that happen? I swear it was another title at the top when I started my last comment? Weird...

  5. I just couldn't leave the first comment. That would have been to predictable.

    It will be interesting to see what happens when the PGA Tour players vote on POY since Woods' season is better than Harrington's on a prorated basis.

    Did you know that Carl Pettersson and John McCain share a birthday?