Can Mark O'Meara handle his nerves Sunday at the Cap Cana Championship?
Mark O'Meara always could golf his ball along the ocean. In his prime, he won five PGA Tour titles at Pebble Beach. Now, playing in the breezes off the Caribbean Sea, he's in position to notch his first-ever Champions Tour title at the Cap Cana Championship. On Saturday, he shot a no-fuss 65 (eight birdies, one bogey, sweet little draws all day). On Sunday, he will share the final group with Keith Fergus (68) and Eduardo Romero (68). Romero edged O'Meara by a shot at Newport Beach earlier in the season. I'll be watching to see how O'Meara handles his nerves being so close to victory again. Romero has four victories since the start of the 2008 season. Fergus won a Champions Tour title in 2007 and won three times on the PGA Tour. They say it's hard to follow up one low round with another low round, but O'Meara may need it Sunday. He said it himself. He's going to have to play well to win.
I'll also be watching to see if Greg Norman can finish out in some style. His play has been uninspired at Punta Espada (73-72) and he doesn't trust his putting stroke right now. (He says he's having trouble reading the greens). With one more competitive round before he tees it up on the PGA Tour next week in Houston, Norman needs to see some putts fall. Plus, his return to the Masters is right around the corner.