DUBLIN, Ohio – He’s been one of the warmest players on the PGA Tour – and not just because of three weeks in Texas. No, for James Driscoll, it’s been one terrific day after another, his dozen rounds in the Lone Star State breaking down thusly: One at 62, nine in the 60s, nothing over 70, a scoring average of 67.67.
Driscoll was seemingly on his way to another sub-par effort in the first round of the Memorial Tournament. Out in 34, he was 2-under when he bogeyed the par-4 10th.
But at the 455-yard, par-4 13th, big worries. He drove two tee balls out-of-bounds right and then drove a third drive – his fifth shot – into trouble. By the time he finished the hole, Driscoll had a 10 and gone were any hopes of a 13th consecutive round at par or better.
Instead, he wound up at 5-over 77, tied for 97th.