I know Carl has shot 72 at least once this year as well, but I think this is his first under par, and under-his-age, score of the year. Bill told me that I'd better get my game together, and I'd better get back out playing with them right away, because he didn't want to hear Carl tell him, blow-by-blow, how he shot 71 again.
I phoned Carl to congratulate him, and he told me the round could have been a lot better since he actually missed three or four short putts. I guess the glass is still half empty for the Grumbler. Actually, he was very happy to have "brought it in" this time because he knew he was close.
Carl admits that he tends to be too aware of what he's shooting and often makes some bogeys coming down the stretch to cool off his hot rounds. He may be a grumbler sometimes, but Carlos can still play some golf. He swings like he's falling off a ladder, but he can chip and putt with the best of them, even if he can't help thinking about the putts that got away.
Bill's right; I'd better up my game if I don't want to have Carl taking any more of my money than he already does. Congrats, Carlos.