Quote of the day
"[Rick Porcello] changed the planes. He threw strikes. He was good. He got the ball on the ground. Was he great? No. But he was good." -- Detroit manager Jim Leyland, after Porcello threw 7 shutout innings (2 hits, 1 walk) against the Royals
Who needs “great?” According to today’s quote, if 7 innings of 2-hit, one-walk, shutout ball qualifies as only “good”, then I’ll settle for that any day.
Jim Furyk was disqualified from this week’s PGA tournament, “The Barclays”. He missed this morning’s 7:30am tee time in the Pro-Am, which results in disqualification from the regular tournament (unless the reason was illness, injury, or family emergency). Furyk’s reason – his cell phone battery ran out overnight, so it didn’t wake him.
He’s ranked #3 in total FedExCup regular season points, so he’ll still be eligible for next week’s tournament. But he won’t add to that total this week. The top 100 plus ties advance to next week’s event, and points for each playoff tournament are worth 5 times those for a normal tournament. If you currently have Furyk in your GuruGolf foursome, get him out. Tomorrow’s freeze is at 7:10am ET.