Friday, May 06, 2011

Storm Sneaks In Then Slides Away

   When the first rumble of thunder was heard at Quail Hollow this morning, a PGA Tour official on the fifth tee told Jim 'Bones' Mackay, Phil Mickelson's caddie, that the storm was about 13 miles away.

   Mackay wasn't thrilled.

   There was no umbrella in Mickelson's bag.

   The good news is the horn sounded moments later and players and caddies were whisked away before a brief downpour drenched the golf course. The storm seemed to sneak up on everyone not sitting by a weather radar.

   It was a nice, soft morning -- perfect for the kind of low score Mickelson was putting together -- and suddenly it turned gray, cool and noisy.

  The good news is the weather has come and gone -- at least for the time being -- with only a minor delay to the action.