ST. LOUIS The ooohs from the crowd told how close Jay Delsing got.
It was on the 18th hole of Bellerive Country Club, the last of Delsing's opening round at the Senior PGA Championship on Thursday. Delsing had hit a crisp pitch shot from the edge of the green, and his ball headed toward the cup in such a fashion that it drew an audible gasp from the mixed-drink sippers who sat in the green bleachers nearby.
The ball missed, and it was raining, but Delsing smiled. He flipped his club with a flick of his wrist, let it make one rotation in the air and caught it by the handle. He traded his caddie for a putter, then tapped in the ball.
"It's gotta be worth 25 cents," Delsing said about that ball after he turned in his scorecard.
"It will be worth 12 once I put this on it," he added as he Sharpied his signature over the dimples before handing it to his caddie.
That tells you everything there is to know about Delsing's approach to this weekend. When a...