With hours to go until the season's second major is underway at Pinehurst No. 2, we will put the finishing touches on our lineups and get ready to sit back and watch the show.
In the Yahoo! lineup it looks like the AM wave will have the better draw, with thunderstorms overnight potentially softening the greens. They should also have clear sailing with the weather, but the afternoon wave could face a start-and-stop scenario with afternoon thunderstorms popping up as they tend to do across the South this time of year.
The only AM wave tee time I'm holstering is Rory McIlroy. I'm a little low on starts for Rory and want to make sure he is worth the burn before investing later in the week / weekend.
Starters are Mickelson (A-List / AM), Webb Simpson (B-List / AM), Steve Stricker (B-List, PM) and Sergio Garcia (C-List, AM). The bench will be Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy, Bill Haas and Charl Schwartzel.
It's worth pointing out that Sergio Garcia is not 100% following his W/D from the BMW PGA Championship with a knee injury. In fact, I seriously considered pulling him out of my lineup. Paul Casey and John Senden were my next two looks, but both have PM tee times along with Schwartzel. I ultimately decided to leave it alone and hope for the best.
Best of luck to all this week!