Well, you know the story: I won’t be fishing tomorrow. I missed the cut in a tiebreaker. I’d love to tell you that it’s OK but I have to admit that it hurts. I really wanted to do well here. I guess it just wasn’t in the cards.
The toughest part of it is that I had a better day today. I’ve said for the past several weeks that you should watch the guy who can adapt and make changes. I was able to do that but it wasn’t enough. I couldn’t make up the weight. The small fish I caught yesterday killed me. There’s no way around that, and there’s no excuses.
I wish I could tell you there’s a lesson in this but there really isn’t. I didn’t need this to happen to me to teach me that a bad day can ruin a tournament. That’s a given. I mean, I said just the other day in this column that you can’t win a tournament in one day but you can lose one. And, I said that was never truer than on the
As I say that, though, I also want to say congratulations to the guys who did make it. The Classic is a tough event, and the
I’m tired, man. I’m going to bed. Tomorrow is another day. I’ll give you more details in a column either tomorrow or Monday and maybe a little analysis about the final day.