FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Jason Bohn withdrew due to a back injury prior to Friday’s second round of The Barclays, eliminating his chances of advancing in the FedExCup Playoffs.
Bohn shot a 7-over 78 in Thursday’s opening round, which included a double bogey at the par-4 fifth and six other bogeys. It would have been difficult for him to make the cut, which is currently projected at even par.
He was scheduled to tee off at 9 a.m. ET with Heath Slocum (124th in points) and Boo Weekley (123rd).
With the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival being held at the same time as this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans, Wesley Hodges of the Live Music Blog NOLA asked a few TOUR pros some music-related questions this week. What did Hodges find out?
That the best concert Rickie Fowler has ever seen was by Coldplay. That was also the first concert he ever attended. …
That Jason Bohn's rock-star encounter moment came during a round with KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer. “The nicest guy," Bohn said. "He just blew me away with his personality, what type of person he is considering the music he plays. It was one of the best times I’ve had playing golf with an amateur.” …
That the first album Harris English ever purchased was N-Sync's No Strings Attached. "I was 9 or 10," English said, "Probably played it on a Walkman or something. I don’t have a record player; have heard of the old 8-track though." …
That Brian Harman is supposed to meet country star Jason Aldeen this fall at a charity event. "I’m excited about that," Harman said. …
That William McGirt knows Darius Rucker. "My agent used to be the road manager for Hootie and the Blowfish," McGirt said. "(Rucker's) not bad -- you’ve gotta watch out for a guy who has two sets of golf clubs, one for the road and one that stays at home." …
That Chez Reavie practices while listening to U2 or Linkin Park. "That kind of genre," Reavie said.
By Mike McAllister, PGATOUR.COM
HONOLULU – Bud Cauley and Jason Bohn, former University of Alabama golfers, were in a restaurant at their hotel in Honolulu on Monday to watch their Crimson Tide play LSU in the BCS championship game.
Yes, they could be heard -- loud and clear -- as Alabama won 21-0.
"I think everyone knew we were Alabama fans," said Cauley, a PGA TOUR rookie this year.
Was anybody else cheering for the Tide?
"No," Cauley replied, then added, "We converted a couple people by the end of the game."
Bohn played at Alabama in the early 1990s, but Cauley was at the school last year before turning pro in the summer and making enough money in eight starts to earn his PGA TOUR card. He was a student three years ago when Alabama previous won the national title, but was in Australia at the time and did not attend the game.
"I have a knack for being far away when they play these games," Cauley said. "Maybe that's a good thing. If we get in the (BCS title) game another time, I might go to India or something, just get as far away as I can.
"I think I might be bad luck."
PGATOUR.COM is scheduled to stream six interviews Tuesday and Wednesday from the Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Tune in to see players answer questions from the media.
3 p.m. ET -- Brandt Snedeker
4:30 p.m. ET -- Jerry Kelly
TBD -- Luke Donald
TBD -- Jason Bohn
TBD -- Steve Stricker
TBD -- Graeme McDowell
3 p.m. ET -- Justin Rose
By Stan Awtrey, PGATOUR.COM Correspondent
HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. -- They only live about 15 miles away from each other in the northern Atlanta suburbs, but Stewart Cink and Jason Bohn rarely play golf together. Usually it only occurs when they’re paired at a PGA TOUR event, as they were Sunday at The Heritage.
“We play every week, don’t we?” Cink joked. “At least we talk about playing every week. But I think we’ve done only done it once.”
Logistics and family commitments make it tough. They’re not always off the same week and each man has a wife and two children, as well as off-the-course business demands.
“It’s not always easy to set aside basically a whole day,” Cink said. “But we’ll get together, maybe play East Lake one day.”
The two colleagues had casual conversations around the course and seemed to enjoy each other’s company. Their results were good, too, as each man shot 67. Cink finished the tournament at 4-under 280, while Bohn birdied four of the last six holes, including the difficult 18 th, and finished at 281.
Cink changed his equipment this week, switching to a lighter shaft. The only clubs that didn’t change was the 3-wood and sand wedge. He was pleased with the changes, even though he wasn’t overwhelmed by his overall results.
Bohn was hoping the momentum he gained on Sunday will carry over to next week, when he defends his championship at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.