The Loop

Padraig's Driver, Furyk's Pizza


"I dropped my shots with my driver," Harrington (photo) said. "I broke a driver a couple of weeks ago, and I haven't found one I'm comfortable with. The one in my bag this week, I haven't used for a year."

LUCKY BREAK: Jim Furyk made five birdies and four bogeys during a second-round 70 that put him at two under for the tournament, but one of the better bogeys came at the 10th, where his second shot barely avoided the burn short of the green but stopped next to a tree. "I saw it take one bounce, and that was it," Furyk said. "I've never been so happy to see my ball stymied up against a tree."

Furyk pitched up and two-putted for 5. "If it had been in the water," Furyk said, "it would have been a good 5 but a probable 6."

PUB CRAWL: Furyk and wife Tabitha had grabbed a couple of pizzas to take home after the first round Thursday night before they joined Justin Leonard, Scott Verplank and others at a local pub. "They talked us into one pint," Furyk said. "We got our arms twisted. I wasn't in the condition of quite a few of the patrons."

-- Mike O'Malley