During a weather delay there isn’t much to do on the PGA Tour. Good thing every golf course the Tour goes to has a nice clubhouse with a great dining room.
The dining area was exactly where Webb Simpson gave an interview during the second round weather delay at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Simpson spoke to Scott Walker of the Golf Channel, and was talking about how the draw times at PGA Tour tournaments even out by the end of the year, and then Walker switches subjects to the U.S. Open.
Before you know it, the camera angle changes and Rickie Fowler jumps into the shot. Simpson continues the interview while sensing Fowler is behind him, and says Pinehurst No. 2 is in great shape. As Fowler begins to pop Simpson’s collar, Walker asks Simpson how Fowler will do at the U.S. Open, and Simpson gives the diplomatic answer, saying Fowler will do well.
Here is the full interview, courtesy of PGATour.com:
Both players started their second rounds this morning, and they will have to make some birdies to be safely within the cut line. Simpson is right on the number at even par through eight holes, and Fowler is just outside at one-over through seven holes.
It is important to get momentum going for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 next week. It will be the toughest challenge the players face all year with extremely firm conditions and bowl-shaped greens. The precision required on approach shots will be treacherous, and excellent ball-strikers will have the advantage.