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    baxter cepeda

    Weather has been rough in da Islands but I did not know Steel froze so easily.
    We went down to Waialae Saturday and Got to watch Steele go from being out of the tournament on the 9th to leading by a few at the end of The third round.
    He still had 3 on the back 9 Sunday before Smith somehow found a way.
    But this really was more about Steele, or lack thereof. Contrasting the nite before, Steele was anything but steely those final holes.
    If he just hit the green at 17 it was over.
    The waits on 18 had to be tough but that was pretty bad. Maybe next time Steele should have his Shrink or trainer on the bag instead of his swing guy….Because while It was a long wait at the end of a chilly week in Honolulu, Steele still shouldn’t freeze in the 70s.

    Btw islands weather is looking much better starting this weekend…not that it helps the pga tour much. It was a blast watching Hawaii winds blast these boys away. For whatever reasons the 2 Hawaii events have been played in no wind for about a decade; a crazy anomaly as It’s never not windy in Hawaii.
    The point is for anyone whom believes Waialae is obsolete for the tour, keep in mind with just a little help from Mother Nature, Waialae held the winner to 12 under while still playing at just under 7000 yards. Pretty Awesome.

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      baxter cepeda

      Sorry Steele and Smith finished -11 under.

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      Tom Edrington

      Baxter, thanks for the on-course report; Hope you had a wonderful time out there!

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