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said, johnny. >> he is. going with the 3 wood. if he can put the ball on the fairway, he can actually play sort of a safe shot, roger. >> you've got to hit it. they're cheering for him. i don't know. so many guys hit it right on 18 when they're nervous. >> add them to the list. >> and that is only one out of players that hit the greens from over there. one out of 18. >> that might be a break, actually, if it's trampled down where they've been. >> it's possible. >> that lands well right of the gallery row. >> that's one shot you cannot hit on 18 with the back right hold location. that's like saying i've got no chance. >> so here is troy merritt, two double bogeys on his card and a
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miraculous save for par at the last. >> probably going to make birdie and win it outright. got to hit a good drive, though. short hitter. a little fade out there. >> that would be appropriate, wouldn't it? >> yeah. hit the fairway, troy. >> in the middle. >> a little idaho special right down the middle. >> got all these bombers out here taking charge in arnie's court. troy merritt is slowly picking them apart, but he trails jason day by one. jason day, looked like he really had it, put it on the rough at 18. but on the previous hole, this is what got him to the 17 under number. one moment he's a spectator next he's being surprised by pga tour pro brandt snedeker and becoming his caddy for a hole. carry the bag for me for a hole. no way, really? yeah, come on! oh really, that's awesome! if you have a mastercard, you could get a priceless surprise.
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this was the scene just a moment ago. kevin chappell who just bogeyed the 18th, coming over to the king to say hello and hoping somehow, some way, he's going to get the trophy from him. there's his wife, elizabeth, and there's his baby, wyatt, who has no idea what's happening, just thrilled to see dad, as he continues to wait for his first pga tour win. we go right back out to the right rough and get a report on jason day's lie, roger.
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>> a little bit of a fluffy lie, but boy, this is the area where the traffic has trampled down the grass, makes this thing much simpler. but going at the hole, johnny, is really out of the question. he is going to have to negotiate and hit it over the water, really, to get it on the green if he can and get it to stop before the back bunkers. i think it's a bit of a fly or lie myself from 195. >> yeah. like i said, as far as hitting the green in regulation from the right rough, 119 on the weekend. but not many guys hit it far enough right to be in the trampled-down area. so you really have been fortunate. and of course, we saw him on number 9, it looked like he was in trouble on number 9 and hit this high towering shot within a foot of the hole. it's a similar kind of shot. >> yeah, i mean, that's a pretty good-looking lie. that looks like somebody teed it up. >> this is a very good break to be in this situation over here. but the whole thing is how the
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ball comes out of the grass. if it comes out landing softly, you know, it's really an outstanding break. but if it comes out shooting, that's a different story. >> i don't think it's the kind of lie that you would come up short and go on the rocks or the water. >> i hit it 276, the tee shot. >> if it goes in that back bunker, at least i have a chance. >> i agree. see the tongue in the bunker? >> yeah. >> that's the shortest point. okay? just a good, solid swing if it goes through, get a good up and down. >> good advice.
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visualization big time here. part of every preshot routine, visualize the shot and then execute. >> what a crescendo to the florida swing right here. >> i can't tell if it buried or not. it better not if he wants to win. >> it's okay. >> not bad. he's a great bunker player. >> we've seen more than a few balls buried. day fortunate there. so here is the other third party still in this thing, troy merritt, at 16 under. >> absolutely.
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he's got the shot, that high fade with a fade of hole location, he could just steal this tournament with a perfect shot here and a birdie, with day maybe not getting up and in. >> got 187 left to the hole. >> look, roger. >> oh! >> a heartbreaker. an absolute heartbreaker. just flared it out. you could see that left arm, instead of folding, that elbow just stayed out in front of him. >> and another example, again, of some of the shots that were coming out on the practice tee earlier today. and a costly miss at the worst
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possible time for troy merritt. and arnie saw it all unfold. and, again, merritt, the very first tournament that he's played in of arnie. never met arnold palmer as we send you down to mark rolfing. >> thank you very much, dan. as we watch this unfold, kevin, ten minutes ago you were out there. what is going through your mind right now? >> you know, i survived. that was kind of the goal of the week for me, not feeling well, was just to get in 72 holes, and i did. and to have i achance to win, that's all i can ask for. i feel like i handled myself really well. i'd love to have the tee shot back on 18, but, you know, hopefully i'll get that chance. we'll see what happens here with jason. >> this attitude adjustment sort of that you've made, all smiles all day, looking at the bright side of things. did that really help carrying you through what had to be a tough round out there? >> yeah. you know, i just -- i don't have any energy to waste. you know, getting upset or getting down, you know, that's wasted energy. so for me, it was trying to find the positive in everything and
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really enjoy the walk out there and look people in the eyes and get to enjoy the fans and their reactions. >> regardless of the outcome, congratulations. great performance. >> thank you. >> kevin chappell continues the agonizing wait. and merritt is about to hit his fourth. we said it a long time ago, we continue to say it every year, this 18th hole just has a huge par seemingly every year in this tournament. good and bad. >> right here. >> it's from 140 now. so hard to keep your attention and your focus. good shot. >> and that's what merritt was trying to do, become the first since robert gomez to win this tournament in his very first try.
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so up comes jason day. we will get a report on this bunker shot from roger and how difficult it is. but we've seen his boyhood idol so many times through the years pull off birdies to win here at bay hill. and as we talked about earlier, jason day has gotten closer and texted tiger a lot for advice on how to put away tournaments, how to handle yourself as one of the top ranked players in the world, and there's the good lie. it's a long bunker shot, but that is what separates jason day from winning this tournament, up and down gets it done at 17 under. >> that definitely was a poor second shot with that good break on the lie. long bunker shot, the average
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shot from there, roger, 15 feet from the hole? 12 feet from the hole? >> 12, 10 feet, i would think. the good news about this, johnny, if you hit it the right distance, that's the issue everything wants to feed to where that hole is. you know, you throw it up there on the left side of the green, it wants to get over there toward the hole. and i think the key is just -- you know, i can say, hitting it the right distance, really, to get yourself a makable putt. >> yeah, if he can knock it in there inside six feet, my hat is off for him. there's no doubt about it. there's a lot of pressure here. he has not, as, dan, had his best stuff, especially tee to green the last couple days, not hitting maybe just half the greens in regulation. >> and that was one of the pieces of advice that tiger gave him. if you don't have your "a" game, figure out another way. but just get it done.
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and an up and down here will get it done. >> he's got to aim at the edge of that bunker i would think, and let it kick right and spin right a little down the hill a little bit. >> made great contact. >> where's my hat? i've got to tip it. >> very impressive. >> and if he can cap this one off for par and the title, it would just be a microcosm of what he's done a lot this week. >> and he knows this is one of the great bunker shots of his
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career. people are loving it. he could make par here after the birdie at 17, that would be really strong. >> kevin chappell watching it all unfold on the monitor. knowing that jason day from that distance right there could prevent him from breaking through for the first time on the pga tour. while we have a moment, remind you of next week on tour, huge event. another world golf championship. first ever at austin country club in texas for the wgc-dell match play. and then the tour also at the puerto rico open beginning thursday at 10:30 a.m. eastern time on golf channel. so now just two alive for the title. just a short time ago, troy merritt was right there. before the water, second at 18.
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>> still focused, though. he'll probably wake up in the middle of the night tonight, thinking, what did i do? >> you've really got to dig deep in these situations after you've just had your heart kind of broken. they're still playing for a lot of serious money. >> moves right all the way. >> can you see a sort of classic putt when guys are really nervous. chappell did it. merritt did it. just sort of quit on it and leave the face open short right. >> or if any kind of adrenaline you had thinking you had a chance to win is just drained by watching the second go in the water.
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this will not be a day that troy merritt will soon forget. incredible magic all day long to stay in it till the end. and with one swing of the club, he takes himself out of it. >> great week for him, though. >> so jason day is this par putt away from winning for the eighth time in his career. and after the historic season last year, truly proving that his game is in shape even though, again, it hasn't been his "a" game. but with a masters looming, a place that chappell would like to get to with a victory. >> it's a fast little putt, but it's not -- not much breaking it, is it, roger? it really doesn't break much. maybe right-center or something. >> yeah, or right edge depending. >> -- but what there is will be to the left. >> inside the hole for sure.
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>> it would be doubly satisfying, getting a win where his boyhood idol won so many times, and winning at arnold's place. and in the end, it is jason day who emerges from the pack and wins the 2016 arnold palmer invitational. wire to wire. but it took the last putt at the end to cross the finish line and give him his eighth pga tour victory. what another sunday at bay hill. jason day by one over chappell who will continue the wait for
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his first pga tour title. stenson, three back along with troy merritt. so the fedexcup standings up to the minute. adam scott remaining on top. and the rest of the top ten as we send you down to steve sands. >> dan, thank you. jason, tiger woods won this tournament eight times. he was your boyhood idol. arnold palmer's event. what does it mean to be the champion right here at bay hill? >> it means the world. i mean, i had a text from tiger this morning. i mean, i just ground it out today. it wasn't the best day that i had, but just to be able to get it done when i wasn't quite on. >> congratulations. go enjoy your family. >> thanks, mate. cheers. >> dan? >> the family making another winning appearance with jason day, the champion of arnie's event. and if you missed any of today's action, can you get caught up with "golf central." and currently on golf channel, you can watch the pga tour champions. tucson conquistador's classic. and join us next week for the
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wgc-dell match play. coverage starts wednesday at 2:00 on golf channel, continues saturday at 2:00 on nbc. coming up next except on the west coast, your local news. then tonight on nbc starting at 7:00 eastern time, it's "little big shots" and "the carmichael show" followed by the premiere of "crowded," an all-new "hollywood game night." for our golf channel on nbc crew, dan hicks saying so long from the bay hill club and lodge. jason day wins arnie's tournament. and when you win at the king's place at bay hill, the best is saved for last. a handshake with the king himself. jason day wins it here in orlando.
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right now at 6:00, spring has arrived, but so has the rain and soon, will come snow. the nbc 10 first alert radar is tracking big changes heading our way. good evening, i'm denise nakano, despite what the calendar says it doesn't look or feel like spring today. here's the proof -- it's already snowing in parts of our area. here's a live look over center city where the flakes started falling a few hours ago. and nbc 10 first alert chief meteorologist glenn "hurricane" schwartz is here with if snow will fall in your neighborhood. glen? >> chances are it will. it's not a big storm but it's going to be a nuisance as we go through the night tonight and it would be out of here generally by tomorrow morning. we've got snow this evening, heaviest in new jersey. most of it melting on the roads. and a huge midweek warm-up
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that's going to make us all forget about this snow. the visibility is starting to go down as the snow is getting a change over from the rain to snow. 38 degrees in philadelphia now. the winds out of the east-northeast. and you can see it's actually cooler in delaware and south jersey, where the precipitation is falling. than it is in the northern and western suburbs. the temperature going to be critical tonight. look at washington township at 34 degrees. while it's wamer to the north and west. these areas are not going to have any kind of problem at all. because the precipitation is too light. but farther to the south, like dover and millville, atlantic city airport, woodbine, mount holly, the temperature will go down a couple of degrees and the snow will get a little bit heavier. winter weather advisory in effect during the night tonight until atlantic county, parts of burlington county and ocean county. you can see the radar as the rain in green changes to snow in
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the blue. and that is going to happen over the entire area over the next couple of hours. look how much that has changed. just in the last hour, the darker blue indicates some of the heavier snow. and the visibility tells us how heavy the snow is. it's really starting to come down in mount holly there. less than two-mile visibility and we'll keep monitoring that. millville, less than two miles, so snowing at a pretty good pace there nothing heavy yet. through the evening, there's going to be more of it in delaware and south jersey than what we're going to get in the philadelphia area. and points north and west. the temperature generally stays above freezing. and it's generally gone by tomorrow morning's rush so we could get two to four inches of snow in parts of south jersey. around an inch around the philadelphia area. most of this is just on the grassy surfaces. as we go through the night tonight and into tomorrow. and yeah, we officially have
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started spring. now to 8:00 p.m., the rain changes to snow, temperatures above 32. some slushy snow during the middle of the night and the snow is ending from west to east by tomorrow morning's rush, so the rain to snow, heaviest in new jersey, 32 degrees for the low. during the day tomorrow, clearing, windy and chilly, high temperatures in the 40s. and the seven-day forecast, after a cold start on tuesday, a little bit milder and then it really gets warm. wednesday and thursday. temperatures up near 70 degrees. later in the week. >> well as glenn mentioned, the jersey shore could see more snow than the city, and nbc 10 south jersey bureau reporter sydney long hit cape may and atlantic counties, it doesn't feel like spring in atlantic city. >> denise it doesn't feel like spring, no snow flakes yet, but it's been blustery and bitter cold and the rain on the atlantic city boardwalk started
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at 3:00, we pretty much have the place to ourselves. >> good boy, happy spring, boys. >> obie and annakin get a lick of ice cream on the ocean city boardwalk on the first day of spring. the at 39 degrees, the warmth and sunny skies feel light years away. >> yesterday it was rainy, today it's cold, it doesn't feel like spring. >> it's cold, like bone-chilling cold. >> tracy lord held on tight to her warm pizza, instead of mittens to keep warm. >> we're bundled up, yes. >> and 7-year-old mariah is getting her feet wet, not in the frigid cold surf, instead without training wheels. >> just learning, just driving around on the boardwalk without hitting anybody. >> came down to spring break when it was 80 degrees, we were like yeah it will be nice and £5z it's freezing, it's still fun. >> it feels like winter, but part of the first day of spring tradition, hot deals on summertime fun. half-price tickets go fast when
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pay in advance at ocean city's castaway cove, where winds were kicking above the new gale-force coaster still under construction. >> my kids love going on the rides, we like to get the discount on the tickets and take advantage of that. so when summer comes we're ready to go. >> in a.c., these siblings had a slippery boardwalk to themselves. parents hope any slush or snow melts fast to avoid a slick monday morning commute. until the temperatures rise, nothing here is melting fast. >> even though we're a bit a a ways from summer it just tastes good. >> so here we are on the first day of spring, summer meantime june 21st is 93 days away. let's hope mother nature makes it up to us, i'm cydnel long, nbc 10 news. for continuing coverage on the weather, download the free nbc 10 app. there you'll find the latest forecasts plus our live first alert weather radar.
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> . the wildcats are back in the sweet 16 of the ncaa tournament of at villanova for the first time since 2009 and john clark is live with more. >> yeah, they crushed iowa and eye tell you what, for these seniors especially, they were sent home early the last two years. they heard the questions all year -- they answered those questions. and take a look at the celebration in the locker room. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] >> i wasn't really celebrating. but i was just like -- ahh, big sigh of relief, there won't be any more of these questions. >> it means a lot, for us five seniors, myself, arch, henry, pat and kevin it just means a lot for us, just for this program as well. and all the seniors that were
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here before us, that were molding us into the guys we are today, this one's for them. >> last two years i've been in this locker room at the same time, crying. so now to kind of get over that hump, to make it to the sweet 16, it's a great feeling. >> we all had in the back of our mind that this is the game that they were going to judge us on all year. we weren't just coming to try to get past the second round. i think we can win it all. >> we can win it all, but we could be in a situation where miami does this to us. if we don't bring it. >> yeah, villanova plays miami in the sweet 16, i'm john clark, back to you. >> thank you so much, john. and thank you so much for joining us for this condensed version of nbc 10 at 6:00, for all of us here, i'm denise nakano, see you back here tonight at 11:00.
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on this sunday night, historic visit. president obama in havana symbolically opening anigh era in u.s. relations with cuba as some carry on the fight against a still repressive regime. trail of violence at donald trump's campaign events. we speak to a protester who found himself being punched and kicked. distracted driving may have caused a crash that toppled a school bus carrying a high school basketball team. remarkably everyone survived. and, dear, mr. president, one woman's letter from havana gets a response from president obama. now, she hopes he will stop by for a thank you and a coffee. "nightly news" begins right now.


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