Yes, Tiffany Joh's 66 in the Futures Tour's major, the Tate & Lyle Players Championship, which gave her a 1-shot lead on Mo Martin and amateur Katherine Hepler, was not nearly as impressive as Rory McIlroy's 65 at Congressional. But it does provide further evidence of just how good even those struggling to play regularly on the LPGA are. With 14 players under 70, 40 players under par, and 56 at E or better, Joh will need to keep the pedal to the metal this afternoon. When players of the caliber of Michelle Shin, Cydney Clanton, Sarah Brown, Leah Wigger, Cathryn Bristow, Candace Schepperle, Stephanie Kim, and Whitney Neuhauser will be struggling to make the cut and Mallory Blackwelder, Esther Choe, Whitney Wade, Rebecca Kim, Blair O'Neal, and Kathleen Ekey (currently 2nd on the '11 FT money list) will have to go low to have a chance to play on the weekend, you have to believe that E. Michael Johnson would have little chance to beat more than a handful of players on the Futures Tour any given day.
So I'll be rooting for Rory and T-Joh today!