Actual 36-hole cut, 82 professionals at even-par-144 or better
using Low-70 and ties ...... 20 pros alone at even-par-144, tied for 63rd
On Saturday (so it is assumed), the field of 82 pros was assigned
in 28 threesome groups, with two groups having a non-competing
marker. All groups went off from the first tee.
One pro, Julius Boros, withdrew after the 3rd round, reducing the
Sunday field to 81.
We now present the actual Sunday tee time schedule ...
The first threesome went off at 9:30 am Eastern Time, and the last
threesome at 1:35 pm Eastern. Normal tee time intervals were nine
minutes, with an 18-minute interval occurring between groups 14
and 15 (11:27 am, 11:45 am respective local).
Hypothetical 36-hole cut, 82 professionals at even-par-144 or better
first using 13 pros alone at 1-under-143, tied for 50th
Low 72 and ties ** ......... 20 pros alone at even-par-144, tied for 63rd
** same results with Low 80 and ties
Next using 62 professionals at 1-under-143 or better
Low 50 and ties ............ 13 pros alone at 1-under-143, tied for 50th
NOTE .. Among those who would -NOT- have advanced to the final 36 holes
in this hypothetical scenario were (actual finish) .. R.H. Sikes
(tied 11th), Gary Player (tied 19th, fired 62 in 3rd round),
Danny Edwards (tied 19th) and Julius Boros (withdrew after
completing three rounds).
We now present the hypothetical Sunday tee time schedule ...
The first option with a field of 62 players could have been to send everyone
out in groups of two, all teeing off from hole # 1. Assuming that nine minute
intervals were used, the first group could have gone off at 8:45 am Eastern.
Only one 15-minute interval could have been used, this between groups 16
and 17 (11:00 am, 11:15 am respective local). The 31st and last group could
have gone off at 1:21 pm Eastern.
The second option could have been to send out twosomes from both the 1st and
10th tees. Normal intervals between groups could have been 10 minutes. The
first groups could have gone off at 10:40 am. A 20-minute interval could
have occured between groups 8-23 and 9-24 (11:50 am, 12:10 pm respective
local). The 31st and last group could have gone off at 1:20 pm Eastern.