A beautiful Irish day for golf

JERSEY CITY, N.J. – I’m not sure what forecast Commissioner Tim Finchem was looking at when he said on Wednesday, “We have a good weather pattern moving in which is going to sharpen those visuals of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.”

The Commish said he was feeling under the weather so we’ll cut him some slack but I’m guessing the MetLife blimp is sitting this one out. Fortunately, the weather is holding up better than expected. There was talk that today might be a total washout but after steady rain this morning, the heavy stuff is staying off shore. It’s what I like to call a rizzle – somewhere between rain and drizzle.

You would think Ireland’s Padraig Harrington would feel right at home playing in these conditions. But the three-time major winner said familiarity doesn’t necessarily breed content.

“You know, when it rains like this at home, you stay indoors,” Harrington said. “We go to the pub or something, sit by a fire.”

Apparently it’s only the American tourists like myself who trudge on and brave the 60 mph wind and sideways rain on a beautiful Irish day for golf.

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