Before we hit the course for day two of the Open, here are a few quick thoughts about the amazing fourth game of the NBA Finals.
1. This series is over. Done. Finished. Blowing a 20 point lead in the second half in a game that Los Angeles needed to win to make it a series, the Lakers gagged away Phil Jackson’s shot at a 10th title.
2. Kobe Bryant scored 17 points in 43 minutes in a NBA playoff game. Take a minute to digest that statistic. The best player in the league found out what quality defense looks like in front of a dazed and confused Staples Center.
3. Ray Allen can’t wait to pick up the MVP trophy after this series. Whenever a shooting guard picks up nine rebounds while pouring in 19 in the most incredible comeback in the history of the game, that person should probably pickup the hardware.
OK, back to the golf. Here’s the beauty of the second round of the U.S. Open. The overnight co-leader, Kevin Streelman, waits on the 3rd tee at 7:39 AM local time. Justin Hicks, the only other person at 3-under, will tee off at 3:41 PM.
Scotland’s Robert Dinwiddie makes the early charge toward the top of the leaderboard on day two. He’s 2-under through two holes, which brings his tournament score to even par. Plus he has a really funny name. Dinwiddie. Hilarious!
Here comes Stewart Cink. One of those guys who’s always in the hunt at the Open starts his move. Cink just sank a birdie putt to go to 1-under. He’s 2-under on his second round through two holes.
The completely unofficial cut line is +4. It’ll take a good 10 hours to decide who will make the weekend at Torrey Pines, but these names are currently looking on the outside of weekend play:
*David Toms + 5
*Sergio Garcia +5
*Retief Goosen +5
*Paddy Harrington +7
*Justin Rose +8
*Angel Cabrera +8 (He will enjoy the Champion’s exemption for the next few years)