ANYBODY WAITING on a return phone call from Jordan Spieth should realize a) he’s young and b) he’s busy acting like the best player on the planet.
If you’re Commander Zero, you settle for keeping the dude plugged into the front row on his Yahoo fantasy team. It worked Friday, when the phee-nom, playing with T. Woods, shot 63 at Torrey Pines, good for the day’s low round and the lead heading to the weekend at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Tiger his own self shot 71 Friday a day after an opening 72, so he’s in middling shape but in the field. He keeps the starting spot over Phil Mickelson, of the aching back, who actually has a stroke lead over Woods after two rounds but Zero hears what he hears — Lefty is hurtin’.
Status quo works in the B-List ranks … we’ll see who makes a move among Haas, Stuard and Mahan, all of whom are chasing Spieth.
Charley Hoffman, the C-List starter, keeps his spot and looks good heading home in 11th place after a 69-70 start.
Zero just loves these guys, for this week, anyway, and gee whiz, they’re good, so don’t do him wrong or there will be consequences.
Zero is movin’ on up, blowing right past 60,000 all the way to 58,704th place, which, if you’re keeping track at home, is all the way up to the 20th percentile,
Percentile, if you’re wondering, means a certain percentage are above you and a (much smaller) percentage sits below you. Such is the story of Zero’s life.