Shipnuck: What I'll be Watching For Friday at the FBR Open
By Alan Shipnuck I'm not a betting man but I always enjoy a mental over/under whenever an unknown rookie takes the first round lead. What's the o/u on James Nitties for Friday? I'll say 73.
I will also be keeping an eye on Phil Mickelson to see if he can go low enough to make the cut. Based on his deplorable first-round, I doubt it.
The person I really want to watch today is Jonathon Kaye, who shot a solid 3-under on Thursday. He's the James Dean of the PGA Tour - brooding, charismatic and unpredictable. Injuries have wrecked a once-promising career but hopefully Kaye can re-find his old flammable form. The Tour -- and this weekend -- will be much livelier with him around.