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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Thor Dominates Third Round

ThorThor still rules at the box office, but apparently he's not satisfied with that victory. The God of Thunder took TPC Sawgrass by storm Saturday, interrupting play for his own little four-hour round in the middle of the day.

A pounding by rain (fortunately, no giant robots were sighted) left the course softer and more accessible, despite the vaunted sub-air systems of TPC Sawgrass. And it seems everybody decided to take advantage of its weakened condition. (As opposed to its normal "weekend" condition? Sorry -- I couldn't resist.)

They were passing out birdies like party favors at the first hole. K.J. Choi birdied the first 3 holes to get himself into contention. Kaymer posted 5 birdies in 7 holes, then 3 straight bogeys and another birdie. Graeme McDowell became "odd man out" as he posted birdies on 1, 3, and 5 before tying the lead (with Nick Watney) and calling it a night. In fact, it was rare to find someone who didn't birdie at least 2 of the first 5 holes after the storm.

Play resumes early Sunday, and I do mean early. Golf Channel will broadcast a special Morning Drive starting at 6am, followed by early coverage of the remaining third-round play at 7:30am. The sub-air systems will probably run all night and the course will be harder; Frank Nobilo guessed course conditions will be comparable to Thursday, meaning the course probably won't be as difficult on Sunday as in past years.

McDowell and Watney lead the pack at -11. Stricker and Toms are at -10, Choi and Glover at -9, and there's a logjam at -8. This year's Players is more wide open than any other year in recent memory, but I think one player's play and position have made him the favorite to win on this long final day...

Thor may have flexed his muscles Saturday, but I expect Graeme McDowell to put the hammer down Sunday and claim his first Players. I wonder if they'll make a movie about it?

Click the pic to read Entertainment Weekly's roundup of box office winners this week.

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