HARRISON, N.Y. -- A tournament at Westchester Country Club does not exactly qualify as a home game for Corey Pavin, but it is pretty close. Pavin is a rare tour golfer who lives in Manhattan.
"We rented a place for the year, mainly for the summer," said the golfer who finished the third round of the Senior Players Championship in fourth place at 8 under par. The apartment near Battery Park was his wife, Lisa's, idea, so their 3-year-old daughter would have a taste of city life.
"Culturally, it's great for anybody. For my daughter, it's fantastic," Pavin said, adding that she has taken to it instantly. "I said, 'Alexis, tell daddy how you get to gymnastics.' She just said, 'Cross the street, go across the bridge, get on the No. 1 train, it's the third stop. Get out, go right . . . ' "
He was tempted to commute, but figured it was just a bit too far for early tee times. So he is staying in Westchester during the tournament. Pavin's schedule has yet to allow him a day trip east to Shinnecock Hills, site of his greatest golf moment, his 1995 U.S. Open victory.
"It's a long way from the city out there," he said. "I always want to go out there, but I've only really been out there once or twice besides actually playing in the U.S. Open. But any time I can, I'd like to get out there. It's a fabulous place."
Tee times moved upBecause of the threat of bad weather late Sunday, the final-round tee times have been moved up several hours. The final group will start at 10 a.m. Golf Channel will carry the final round on tape, from 3 to 6 p.m.