I spent all of last week walking around the beautiful Quail Hollow Club and writing about what I saw. A few observations I didn't get to:
Much was made all week about Tiger Woods' errant tee shots and his swing. It's amazing to me the guy is still in contention every week with essentially his C or D game. He could've won the Masters if he putted better and would've probably won in Charlotte if he birdied 14 and 15 on Sunday, holes you'd expect him to score on most any day.
But Tiger does need to fix his driver swing. An anonymous pro told Sports Illustrated that Tiger misses left and right these days, killer for a tour professional. I saw that last week. The pro suggests Woods needs to change his technique.
I can see that, too, though I sense he'll get it worked out and start winning by large margins again. Remember, he has some rust from his long layoff after knee surgery and still contends (and he has won this year). In fact, I think the best of Tiger might be ahead of us.
On the driving range, I saw many pros hitting new drivers from Nike and TaylorMade that are completely adjustable. You could make them hit higher or lower, or left or right, by adjusting the driver head. It's amazing technology that I think most weekend players should at least investigate.
The volunteers who work at the tournament should be commended. They have a tough job to deal with fans, some of whom are a little tipsy, and they do it well, without being overbearing. The grounds crew should get kudos as well. The course was perfect. And the porta-johns were clean.