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>> that tee shot -- >> and there is that attitude coming through again. it's been a good week indeed, but will that bogey be the one that costs him? we go back to the tee at 18, and jason day is in command, as you said, johnny. >> he is. going with the 3 wood. he can put the ball on the fairway, he can actually play sort of a safe shot, roger. >> you've got to hit it. ey'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 onlymone 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.
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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 last. >> probably going to make birdie and win it outright. short hitter. >> 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
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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
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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. >>ou 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, re tally, 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
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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 ball comes out of the gras if it comes out landing softly, you know, it's really an ouoftstanding break. but if it comes out shooting, that's a different story. i donnt 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
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>> 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. visualization big time here. part of every preshot routine, visualize the shot and then exhiecutf >> 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.
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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. 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.
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you could see that leftyarm, instead of folding, thatcelbow 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 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
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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 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
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good shot. >> and that's what merritt was trying to do, become the first since robert gomez to win this touraament in his very first try. 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
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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 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 di ance, really, to get yourself a makable putt. >> yeah, if he can knock it in 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
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hitting maybe just half the greens in regulation. >> and that was one of thet pieces of advice that tiger gave him. if you don't have your "a" game, figure out another way. but just get it done. and an up and down here will get it done. >> he's got to aim at the em dge of that bunker i wou d 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.
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>> 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 career. people are loving it. he could make par here after the birdie at 17, that would be ally 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 championigip. first ever at austin country club in texas for the wgc-dell tch play. and then the tour also at the puerto rico open beginning
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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. >> 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.
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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. 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 thi par putt away from winning for the eighth time in his career. and after the historic season laamst 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
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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. >> 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.
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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 his first pga tour title. stenson, three back along with troy brritt. 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 sve 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
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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 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 cr isew, 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
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now at 6:00 slashed on the sidewalk, two separate attacks spill blood in two different boroughs, one of the attackers armed with a machete. president obama arrives in cuba with eyes on repairing relations with the communist island nation. >> winter's last stand on the first day of spring, a coastal storm threatens to dump snow across the tristate. parts of suffolk county are under a winter storm warning here in the city.
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issued a snow alert. the salt trucks are loaded the plows are ready. >> as can you see, the streets are dry tonight. but with snow on the way and freezing temperatures overnight. mayor de blasio has issued a travel advisory about we start with erica gross starting us off. >> i wanted to start by showing you a live sweeping radar, this is the latest, we started to see the precipitation creep up from south to north, we're just starting to see some of these first bands of snow mixing with light rainshowers. some of this not reaching the ground yet, what happens is that you'll get that evaporational cooling, rain cooled air allowing the snow to start to develop. we're going to continue to see a wintery mix between now and 9:00 p.m. making its way in. it's all snow in the tristate by 11:00, the heaviest snow will be east of the city, it ends during the monday morning rush. we'll talk totals coming up in a
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back to you. >> let's go down to river head tonight. that's one of the areas expected to be hardest hit by the snowstorm, rick? >> in the last couple hours we started noticing, it's getting a little colder here, i'm at the river head highway department, you can see mountains of sand right alongside me, there's an army of trucks ready to go for when that winter weather arrives. the folks i spoke with say they're not too concerned. we stopped by at a nearby home depot, the first thing you saw when we got there were grills out there, patio furniture as well. everyone i spoke with is thinking about spring, thinking about their flowers and not thinking about the roughly seven inches expected to fall in river head. when i stopped and talked to them, they told me they were thinking about the warmer week expected. >> you heard there's snow coming? >> yes. >> what are you doing to prepare? >> nothing. >> why is that? >> because it's going to melt. >> what did you get today?
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paint, exterior. that's it, shovels away, my man. >> crazy, crazy. it was actually snowing before. yeah, we went down the block, we were talking about it, oh, my god, it's snowing. >> and i'm looking for a bistro set for my dad. >> reporter: as we were driving in to river head on the lie, we saw the signs warning drivers about the winter weather expected. the trucks here, the sand, it's in stock and ready to be used i case that winter weather falls here. reporting live in long island, news 4 new york. >> things all ready to roll. the roads could get dicey. wein continue our team coverage from the west side, harry? >> reporter: good evening from the west side highway on 55th street, the snow has begun to fall here and the salt spreaders have been hard at work, right in back of me, you can see
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york city sanitation department garage is getting ready for what we're expecting to be a dusting to maybe three inches of snow, it will continue to get bad along the coast and up by queens. meanwhile, let's take a look at a few pictures from earlier this evening, in east rutherford at the station there off the new jersey turnpike. they were getting ready and began spreading salt on the turnpike and other roads up to the gw bridge, starting around 3:30 p.m. i had an opportunity to speak with one of the managers there in east rutherford, and here's what he has to say about the upcoming storm 37. >> basically, we wait until the first signs of snow, when the road starts getting wet then we'll start salting. >> indeed they are getting ready here throughout the tristate area, preferably through north jersey and new york, meanwhile, that was a look at the west side
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the cars making their way quite ni recely right nowoas the know is coming down lightly. however, again, they have been spreading the salt on the roadways, and the sidewalks, getting ready for what we're expecting to be anywhere from an inch to three here as the n ht continues. we're live in manhattan, i'm harry cicma, news 4 new york. >> thank you. wakeup with today in new york, a half hour earlier at 4:00 tomorrow morning for the latest on this coastal storm and any traffic issues it could tcause. new at 6:00, late this afternoon, president obama be came the first sitting presidentn nearly 90 years to visit cuba. the esident's plane touched down about two hours ago in havana. it's the official visit, the president is joined by the first lady and his mother-in-law as well as congressional leaders and u.s. businessmen. he's greeting the u.s. embassy staff and getting a tourmof old havana this evening.
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economic ties. tomorrow he'll meet with raul yastro. >> in the past year, more things have changed than in the last 50 years. >> the president will also meet with dissidents, he'll be in cuba for nearly three days and then he heads south to argentina. coming up, erica agrow has
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the snow has already started to fall in the city. >> getting nervous. >> getting nervous? >> no, no. >> you know what, it's okay, though, because temperatures have been mild enough that the snow is melting when it hits most surfaces as of now. that's going to change as we head into the overnight hours. right now we have the winter weather advisory in monmouth and ocean county. eastern suffolk county is under a storm warning, more snow will fall in that location. you can see the initial bands of snow have made their way in. additional snow as it enters as colder air. rain cooled air also helping to aid in that process. the wider view shows the second pocket of energy that will help develop this system. this is what we'll see as far as precipitation types. for the southern portions of the new jersey shore. that's a rain and snow mix for the entire event.
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that wintery mix and there will be light accumulations there. a wintery mix also on long island, but you're going to see a heavier amounts of snow and wid ntery mix, so you'll see a heavier accumulation there. closer to the center of the storm, you're going to have the heavier precipitation amounts. the amount is going to be much lighter in those locations. this is what you can expect just a coating as you head north and west of the city. as much as two inches in the five boroughs and the immediate surrounding counties. along the very close new jersey shore and for nas ksau and all of suffolk county, 2 to 4 inches, once you get out on to the forks. can you see 4 to 6 inches, maybe isolated areas with more than that. tonight we'll dip down to 33 degrees with the rain transitioning to all snow. the wintery mix quickly transitioning to all snow. here's a look at the 7-day forecast.
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will melt that snow quickly. and breezy, breezy afternoon. that's the last day that really legitimately feels like winter. we're going to be into the 60s on wednesday. so nice warmup in store. >> this better be good. >> this is the end of it, i promise. that's it for us. "nightly news" is coming up next. >> we'll see you back here at 11:00. on this sunday night, president obama in havana symbolically opening anigh era in u.s. relations with cuba as somime 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. wi used a crash that toppled a school bus carrying a high school basketball team.

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