With just twenty more minutes separating our remaining players from an appearance on Day 3 of this Seniors Championship, many are playing cautiously in hopes of ensuring their survival. Fortunately for Michel Bouskila, one player had a prior engagement.
We caught the action on the flop, with the board reading , and Bouskila with an all-in lammer in front of his fairly large stack.
His opponent was standing over his own sizable stack, eyeing Bouskila and the board cards warily.
"I've got somewhere to be tomorrow, I call!," he announced suddenly, turning over .
His read on the hand was right, as he will not be returning to the Rio for tomorrow's final day of play. His rockets had been shot down by Bouskila's for top set.
After the turn and river brought no more bullets on board, the player graciously slid his stack over to Bouskila, wishing his tablemates well as he departed the tournament floor.
When asked what plans were so pressing, the recently defeated player said simply "a golf trip with my buddies," and here's hoping he avoids the hazards there as well as he did through two full days of Senior Championship play.