With that attitude and a propensity to rattle off a long string of birdies, he is as fun to watch as anybody. If he curbs his disastrous stretches, he'll have a fine career.
If he does that, remember where it all started.
Other items from the Memorial:
Stallings drew a lucky break in the caddy department, gaining the temporary services of Steve Stricker's caddy, veteran Jimmy Johnson. Stricker pulled out of the tournament, and Stallings is going through a caddy change.
When play backed up on the 12th, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy had an impromptu summit of the world's top two golfers. Playing in consecutive groups, you'd think this was a scenario made for Sunday at one of the PGA Tour's best stops.
Alas, the two combined to go 17-over for the tournament.
Stallings has to play a 36-hole U.S. Open qualifier today, but so did 39 other of the 73 who made the cut this weekend. It's no small ambition for a pro to avoid "golf's longest day."
The cellphone distraction issue was a point of emphasis at the Memorial, with a task force of sorts roving the course to enforce the tournament's toughened policy. The issue seemed to be solved.
Coincidentally or not, Phil Mickelson, who was driven to distraction and withdrawal by cellphone camera noise last year, did not play this week.
And finally, I found myself next to a chair reserved in the media center for Rivals.com/BuckeyeGrove.com. Extra elbow room for me, as he was a no-show all three days I was there.
It makes me wonder: Was he camping out at Urban Meyer's house (near No. 7 green) in some strange attempt to score some recruiting info? Nothing would surprise me.
Reach Doug Smock at 304-348-5130, dougsm...@wvgazette.com or follow him at twitter.com/dougsmock.