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Questions For Mark Russell
Mark Russell
February 28, 2005
A soggy PGA Tour official talks about rain, fairway fishing and the Big Coat
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February 28, 2005

Questions For Mark Russell

A soggy PGA Tour official talks about rain, fairway fishing and the Big Coat

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SI: I thought the Tour was supposed to follow the sun.

MR: We're supposed to, but I'm at the course at six in the morning, before the sun comes up. I need that coat. I might be a sissy, but I'm not a cold sissy.

SI: How about starting the Tour after the Super Bowl? Begin in Hawaii, go to Florida and then go to the West Coast after the Masters?

MR: That would be fine with me, but you'd have to clear it with the powers that be. I'd love to see Riviera play firm and fast one time, the way it's supposed to play. Nick Faldo says you take all the subtleties out of the course when it's wet.

SI: Which has been a bigger factor on the West Coast swing: El Ni�o the weather pattern or El Ni�o the golfer, a.k.a. Sergio Garc�a?

MR: So far it's been the weather pattern. I wish it were Sergio. We'd all be happier.

-- Gary Van Sickle

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