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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: How do you feel about Monday finishes in the rain?

MR: USA Today has been doing a series on the worst jobs in sports. The paper should've included mine this week.

SI: Did you think the playoff was going to go another hole after both Chad Campbell and Adam Scott chipped to within five feet?

MR: I was already figuring out how to get them back to the tee in carts. Then Chad tried to slam his putt into the hole, and it lipped out.

SI: Do you dread coming to the West Coast?

MR: We know the weather at Pebble Beach can be tough. The strange thing is that we've had problems in Los Angeles, where you'd expect the weather to be nice. L.A. is beautiful 99% of the time; then the Tour comes to town.

SI: What's more powerful, the SI cover jinx or the Tour's ability to bring rain?

MR: We could probably end the drought in Sudan.

SI: Are you O.K. with a 36-hole tournament?

MR: If that's all we can do, yes. We're at the mercy of the elements.

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