While the ladies begin their first major today -- GC says they'll have pre-game coverage starting at 11:30am ET, btw -- Ernie Els also begins a major quest. As things stand, Ernie needs to win the Shell Houston Open this week if he wants an invite to the Masters next week.
On the one hand, that sounds like a really difficult situation.
Then again, Ernie's coming off 2 straight Top5s at the Transitions Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational. That would seem to bode well for him!
GC starts their coverage at 3pm ET and Ernie tees off at 12:50pm ET, so we should get to see at least his last 9 holes. (Probably most of Fred Couples's back 9 as well, since he tees off only 10 minutes earlier. Oh yeah, some guy named Mickelson is in that group as well.)
In case you can't get to a TV, here's the live leaderboard at PGATOUR.com so you can check in. And just in case you don't think this is a huge storyline this week, here are articles from both USAToday and an Associated Press report. Let's all wish Ernie good luck on his quest!
And the picture came from yet another article, this one in the Vancouver Sun.