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Cheat Sheet: What you need to know for Saturday in golf

By Luke Kerr-Dineen

The Sound and the Furyk
Unfortunately, I can't claim that delightful play on words (credit goes to Golf Digest's Max Adler for that one), but holy 59! And of all the guys, it's the low ball hitting, short driving, weird golf swinging Furyk, who's now made Fred Couples look like the biggest fool on the planet for not picking him for the President's Cup team. He's still only tied for the lead, but no matter how it turns out from here, Jim Furyk can hold his head high. In fact: Jim, get your phone out and text that to Couples. Just an idea...

Tiger drama once again
It's always something: injury, penalty strokes, questions over whether he should be player of the year. It's not always his fault, mind you, but even on a day when Jim Furyk shoots 59, Tiger steals headlines. Rules officials assessed him a two stroke penalty for his ball moving, apparently caused when the World Number One attempted to move some pine straw. Let's just hope it's a low score from Tiger that makes headlines on Saturday.

Golfing in the rain
Between the rain, the course, the rain, the discussion over whether it should be a major, and even more rain, the Evian Championship (now a 54-hole tournament) is turning into quite a mess. But the good news is that players squeezed in 18 holes on Friday, with Mika Miyazato shooting herself into the lead with a six-under round of 65. The forecast isn't looking good for Saturday, so it's probably best to just enjoy this golf while we have it.

Golf's most interesting man
Miguel Angel Jimenez may be 49, but he's in the hunt once again at the KLM Open. He's tied for the lead through two rounds after rounds of 64 and 67. The way he's hitting the ball, don't bet against Jimenez to finish off the tournament the way he started.