It’s the PGA! It’s Tiger! It’s scarred greens!

Tiger Woods hits a drive on the 10th hole, his first hole of the day in the PGA Championship.

Tiger Woods hits a drive on 10th hole, his first hole of the day in the PGA Championship.

Welcome to my neighborhood, Johns Creek. I live 15 minutes from the Atlantic Athletic Club, which is hosting this year’s PGA, and I’m kinda liking this short commute. It’s for that reason that I’m going to start a campaign to move the Masters here.

First, the big news: Please don’t blame my little town, but the 93rd PGA Championship is going straight to hell. The grounds crew at the AAC damaged the 14th and 17th greens during their maintenance and manicuring on Wednesday night.

This is what professional golf officials would officially refer to as bad timing.

According to the PGA, the damage is “believed to be the result of a significant rise in the dew point at 7 p.m., which caused the brushes on the mowers on those greens to stick in the grass and damage the turf.”

The danger of the Johns Creek dew points are well known around the world. This is why I never use brushes on my mower.

As a result, the 14th and 17th greens have ugly scrapes on them. The greens are treated as ground under repair, so a player will get relief if the ball lands in the damaged area. However, the AAC will have to deal with a $50 fine from the neighborhood association.

That’s it for now. I’m heading out to catch up with Tiger Woods, who birdied his first hole (the 10th). According to my golf tutor, Steve Hummer, that puts him on a pace of 72-under, which would be a course record.

By Jeff Schultz

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100 comments Add your comment

JackDennis

August 11th, 2011
9:09 am

Ah, those pesky brushes.

Dr. Phil

August 11th, 2011
9:18 am

I prefer that golf course in Monticello where you can go directly from deer hunting to golfing without changing from your cammies. What kind of relief? Sounds kinky–particularly for Tiger.

hammerhead

August 11th, 2011
9:18 am

What a shame – the course was reported to be in outstanding condition.

Fish Bisch

August 11th, 2011
9:21 am

I love Tigger!

Sam Snead

August 11th, 2011
9:25 am

What the heck is the Atlantic Athletic Club?

Andy

August 11th, 2011
9:27 am

Jeff,
You have to do one of your photo blogs at some point. Those always crack me up.

JB

August 11th, 2011
9:31 am

Sorry Jeff, I had you figured for a Buckhead Condo kind of guy.

Danny O

August 11th, 2011
9:32 am

How about doing a Countdown as well? The Count is the best thing about Tuesdays!

doggoneit

August 11th, 2011
9:39 am

find out who is tigers caddie this week. get an interview….lol

Worm

August 11th, 2011
9:47 am

Jeff, Could you guys please KEEP Cynthia Tucker!..Worse news ever for the Henry Grady School of Journalism.

sidslid

August 11th, 2011
9:58 am

Here we go again. Was Eric Rudolph mowing the grass on work relief?

Markie Cuban

August 11th, 2011
10:14 am

A $50 fine by the HOA?!? I can’t wait to move to the neighborhood. Gotta tell David Stern about that fine. Scarred greens? Is that like tampering? Or is it a new southern delicacy?

Chesty LaRue

August 11th, 2011
10:15 am

How can I hook up with Tiger?

Chesty LaRue

August 11th, 2011
10:32 am

I’ll do anything for $1000

anything, really?

August 11th, 2011
10:38 am

Chesty, Can you paint my house and put on a new roof for $1000?

JSS

August 11th, 2011
10:40 am

Jeff Schultz, read paragraph 5 again… Enjoy your day at the course…

cattledawg

August 11th, 2011
10:48 am

You must be rich Jeff! How much damage is really done to the greens? Are we talkin a little scuff here an there or does it look like John Daly after a 4 day weekend bender?

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Chesty LaRue

August 11th, 2011
10:54 am

@ anything…..

Sure, but I do it in lace and high heels.

golf

August 11th, 2011
11:26 am

No one is moving masters there you jack ass. It goes with the Augusta National.
And get Tiger off the screen.

Mike S

August 11th, 2011
11:36 am

Hey golf, you might not know this, but Jeff is prone to sarcasm. Are you familar with that concept?

Mike S

August 11th, 2011
11:37 am

Correction….Jeff lives for sarcasm.

Sons of Rick Matula

August 11th, 2011
11:38 am

Really, golf? High-larious.

Worm

August 11th, 2011
12:00 pm

looks like Tiger might be at the “Cheetah” on friday nite!…+4 after starting 3 under..

Judge Smails

August 11th, 2011
12:02 pm

Tiger +4. Guess he won’t be playing w Ty and me at the Bushwood CC championship

Journalism... Not!

August 11th, 2011
12:13 pm

It is absolutely amazing how few AJC online articles don’t contain misspellings and punctuation errors. Since the newspaper is dying, one would think writers would take some pride in their online postings and take the time to proofread. Be a professional JS!

Journalism... Not!

August 11th, 2011
12:15 pm

The Atlantic Journal and Constitution… “The dangers of the Johns Creek dew points are well know around the world This is why I never use brushes on my mower.”

reebok

August 11th, 2011
12:23 pm

tiger will fake an injury and stomp off the course like the spoiled punk he is in 3…2…1…

markie mark

August 11th, 2011
12:30 pm

@ anything….thats just damn funny, that is….

Beware!

August 11th, 2011
12:33 pm

Hide women and daughters, there’s a tiger loose.
Saw many players signing autographs during practice rounds, yet Tigger never stopped for anyone.
This guy is worse than the phony jacka$$ Don Johnson character in Tin Cup.
Can somebody send him into retirement with a golf course mower to the groin!

schmeckdawg

August 11th, 2011
12:35 pm

4 over…I love it!!!!!! I wouldn’t pull for Eldrick Woods if he was in a Putt Putt championship against the new head of Al Quieda!

I have not had ANY use for him since I saw him punk a 10 year old kid wanting an autograph as he was leaving the putting green the last time the PGA Championship was @ TAAC!

And you’re damn right I hold a grudge (when you’re mean to a little kid that worships you) What an A-HOLE!!!!!!!!!

Beware!

August 11th, 2011
12:36 pm

Send Cynthia Tucker to Cal-Berkley instead of GA!!!

Sonny Clusters

August 11th, 2011
12:37 pm

Stinky Wintes is a member there and he won’t like the greens being messed up. No pressure on the AAC. The world is watching and they mutilate the greens. Might as well have some tee shirt stands on the tee box. If they was using John Deere equipment they wouldn’t have this problem. Take it from us, nothing runs like a Deere. We know something about landscaping.

Bartles & James

August 11th, 2011
12:38 pm

We thank you for your support!

Really....

August 11th, 2011
12:39 pm

Why is the PGA a championship and not just another tournament?

Really....

August 11th, 2011
12:40 pm

I mean a Major tournament, not a championship

Sonny Clusters

August 11th, 2011
12:40 pm

We heard it was both Jeff and Cynthia Tucker and Jeff was all set to go and then Cynthia made a deal with UGA and Jeff got left out. That’s how people end up on second shift.

schmeckdawg

August 11th, 2011
12:41 pm

reebok

August 11th, 2011
12:23 pm
tiger will fake an injury and stomp off the course like the spoiled punk he is in 3…2…1…

@ reebok

That is CLASSIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m with you too Beware!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Really....

August 11th, 2011
12:42 pm

What makes a Major a Major? Aren’t they all just another tournament on the schedule?

Really....

August 11th, 2011
12:44 pm

And when and why did they stop calling it British Open?
It’s just The Open now?

Really....

August 11th, 2011
12:46 pm

Like to know, but golf is like it’s own little world….like a bunch of smurfs!

Jimmy Crack

August 11th, 2011
12:55 pm

Concerning Tiger Woods, it is amazing how a golf game can suffer when you quit your favorite prescription (or enhancement) drugs. It is not coincidence that Tiger went from unbeatable to unremarkable following his drug rehab, all the while blaming his lousy golf game on his hip, knee, big toe, caddie, etc. The last I checked, an ailing knee doesn’t make you miss easy putts. Even as healthy as he claims to be, Tiger is downright pedestrian right now in his present mindset. He needs a new drug.

Jon

August 11th, 2011
1:01 pm

Really…. Because that’s what the tourney has always been called.
We (Americans) have stuck the term “British” in front of “Open”… but it was originally known as THE OPEN. Simple Really…

Inman Park Boy

August 11th, 2011
1:16 pm

With Woods at +6, maybe you want to remove his picture….

Really....

August 11th, 2011
1:22 pm

Well, as an American, I was use to seeing it called The British Open on TV, and just very recently being called The Open by American TV. So that is why I was wondering, really. Most Americans probably did not realize that. Really.

Judge Smails

August 11th, 2011
1:23 pm

Tiger would be better off with D’Nunzio as his caddie. So what? So let’s dance

Really....

August 11th, 2011
1:26 pm

But we still call ours The “U.S.” Open…really

Really....

August 11th, 2011
1:28 pm

What’s with the greens? Did Carl try to kill all the gophers?

Lacey Underalls

August 11th, 2011
1:30 pm

Need to put some high rise condos out there

Lacey Underalls

August 11th, 2011
1:31 pm

Are we late for tea?