Bill Nichols

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial - Inside the Numbers

Fort Worth Aussie won his battle with the cut line, going from plus-one to minus-one on his final three holes — 7-8-9. That means he can still become the only player to win two HP Byron Nelson Championships and the Colonial in one 12-month period.

Kevin Na (-6)
With birdies on 17 and 18, he took only 17 strokes over the final five holes, just one more stroke than he took on the ninth hole at TPC San Antonio.

He used a pink driver to raise awareness for charity and then hit nine fairways. He did not use a pink putter on his 32 putts.

Raise your hand if you can relate to the big Argentine’s driving distances. On holes where he used the big stick, Cabrera went 342, 335, 335, 307, 332, 339.
The 2001 champ, back at Colonial after a five-year absence, is finding that things have not changed much. He shot 73, same as his second round in 2005.

He could have avoided triple-bogey on No. 1 if he had just not hit his second shot out of bounds, dropped with a penalty stroke, punched through the trees, flown the green, chipped to 25 feet and two-putted.

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