Happy Monday, Readers!
A stop in the Coachella Valley is always an exciting one for the PGA Tour, and this year was no different. With President Bill Clinton serving as host for the first time, there was certainly a vibrant, more exciting atmosphere at the event. Not surprisingly, he was the talk of the tournament from Day One and a fixture on TV sets when he teed it up Saturday. President Clinton was even spotted having a nice chat with David Toms on Friday (presumably about David’s golf equipment!)
Speaking of Toms, the 13-time PGA Tour winner had a solid T6 performance this week thanks to rounds of 63, 65, 72, 68. Toms, who last week said making the World Golf Hall of Fame is his biggest motivating factor in his 40s, finished inside the top 20 in the field in driving accuracy, birdies, strokes gained (putting), greens in regulation and sand saves.
In David’s bag was:
Driver: Classic 10.5°
Irons: CG7 Tour
Wedges: 588 Forged 54° and 60°
Putter: Never Compromise Limited Dinero Tycoon
Other Cleveland Golf/Srixon staffers with solid finishes were George McNeill, Joe Durant and Jeff Overton, finishing at -10, -10 and -9, respectively. McNeill’s performance was highlighted by a Friday round of 65, and he hit 75 percent of the greens in regulation for the week using 588 Forged MB Irons. Ted Potter Jr. was the top CG/Srixon rookie in the field, carding a -9 total.