February 2 2012
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It's a feeling more than anything, trying to get his driver in the right slot on the way down.
But once James Driscoll made the adjustment he was well on the way to a 67 that left him two strokes off Webb Simpson’s lead in the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Driscoll, who is looking for his first PGA TOUR victory, birdied three of his last four holes at TPC Scottsdale to come home in 33. He two-putted the 15th and 17th, the latter a 321-yard par 4, and made a 13-footer at the 18th to cap the round.
"The front nine I didn't hit the ball very well but kind of kept myself in there with the putter," Driscoll said. "Then on the back nine I figured a thing out with my swing and hit it a little better, made a few putts and closed at 3 under on the back. So it was a good day."
Driscoll is hoping for three more good ones -- capped off by a Super Bowl win for his New England Patriots. Hey, it worked for Mark Wilson a year ago as he won the tournament and his Green Bay Packers took the Super Bowl.
"I can't wait," Driscoll said. "We've been spoiled, us New England fans with all our teams doing great over the last 10 years.I know it would be great to see them win and it would really stink to see them lose to the Giants twice in the Super Bowl. So as much as I want them to win, I really don't want them to lose. ...
“If they lose twice to Eli (Manning) that would not sit well with me."