New Meaning to Being in the Hunt

Play in the Chrysler Championship in Palm Harbor, FL, was interrupted on Friday by a, well, manhunt.

“Never had a manhunt out here,” Brian Gay was quoted as saying. Gay was preparing to hit his drive when police appeared on the third tee. He let them go through.

The officers had guns drawn as they pursued a pair of juveniles accused of burglarizing a nearby house.

On Sunday, K.J. Choi cruised to a four-stroke victory with a closing 67. Meanwhile, journeyman Paul Goydos vaulted from 160th to 97th on the money list by tying for second place with Brett Wetterich.

The $466,400 paycheck was the largest of Goydos’ career and means he won’t have to return to Q-school. Sweet.

Finally, Ernie Els played his way into next week’s Tour Championship with spectacular par saves on the last two holes to salvage a closing round of 72.

“I’ll be the happiest guy there,” the Big Easy said of making the elite Tour Championship field.

The Armchair Golfer

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