MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tomorrow is a day locals may want to play hooky from work and attend the St. Jude Classic. Consider this: Be up bright and early, bring comfortable shoes, and meet at the 10th tee at 7:27 a.m. for the marquee morning group of Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington and Cameron Beckman.
Walk 18, grab a jumbo hot dog for $3 (which is $3.50 less than the one I paid for at Yankee Stadium last week) and head back to No. 1 tee for the Tour return of John Daly at 12:54 p.m. He’s paired with good buddy Tim Herron and the red-hot Tim Clark. How’s that for a twin bill?
In honor of Memphis’ own Dr. Cary Middlecoff, the Hall of Fame golfer who earned a DDS degree from University of Tennessee and practiced dentistry in the U.S. Army during World War II, tell the boss you’ve got a killer toothache. Works every time. . . so I’m told.