By petedirenzo
Sunday, March 08, 2009

For Sunday's final round of the Honda Classic, I'll have one eye each on two leather-necked veterans, both former Ryder Cuppers: Mark Calcavecchia and Davis Love III. Love has shot 73, 69 and 69, and starts the final round in a tie for 37th place. I hear you yawning. This is why the Sunday round matters: he's trying to make Fred Couples' Presidents Cup team, and a 67 or a 68 will likely get him a top-10 finish and get him that much closer to making the team in points. Calc goes into the final round in a tie for seventh, courtesy of his spectacular Saturday 65. He's lived in South Florida most of his life, he plays the same rip game he's always played, his putter is balky at the most unfortunate moments and chances are good he'll be there when the shadows get long at PGA National. I am sure Couples would give Calc a really hard look for the Presidents Cup team if he wins this year, despite his putting woes. Plus, if he wins, Monday's mail, electronic or otherwise, will have an invitation to the Masters. Watching Calc at the Masters is always a treat. Watching Calc play any course with water hazards is a treat. If he can keep his ball dry on Sunday, and make everything within five feet, I'm guessing he wins. But that's asking for a lot. Yang leads Honda by 1  | Scores Photos 

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