We all love drama. Right…
I mean come on. We watch the news, reality T.V. and some of you troll on social media. By the way, thank you for trolling The Aloha Press.
When it comes to golf, you think sitting down and watching live action! Nope. Not this week.
With the tournament attempting to avoid bad weather, we all got to watch it on a delay unless you had some fancy streaming service to watch it live. You want drama… You want golf to grow… Then show us what we came here to watch. Do other major sporting events have this problem? Oh yeah! There are no other major sports on television! (Besides UFC and Soccer lol)
I could go on and on…
But here’s what you need to know right now:
Your winner of the Workday Charity Open is Collin Morikawa.
Collin is a stud… He put together a first round 65, followed up with a 2nd round 66, but he looked human after a third round 72.
Justin Thomas (JT, not the real JT. You know the man ahhh Justin Timberlake) had the lead after birding the 14th and eagling the 15th hole. Justin ended his final round with a bogey on 16 and 18 to force a playoff.
When thinking back to Collin and playoff holes, you might think about his two putt bogey loss to Mr. Good Berger (Daniel Berger) at Colonial Country Club.
But on the first playoff hole, JT rolled in a 50 foot putt for birdie and it looked like he had won the tournament.
Collin stepped up and dropped a 24 foot putt on top of JT to push to more sudden death holes.
After a push on the 2nd playoff hole, JT ended with tree trouble and Collin tapped in a winning par putt to close out JT.
Collin walked away with a milkshake and 1.2 million dollars.
But what if??? Yup you know where i'm going with this, right?
Collin sinks the putt and breaks out singing “Bye, Bye, Bye” from NSYNC?
In other golf news…
The European Tour kicked off the first tournament back. Marc Warren won the Austrian Open. Oh! And did it without a caddie and carried his own bag. Solid Move!
Brooks Koepka posted a GIF of Kenny Powers on his Twitter account, which made me laugh but left the golf world in shock. Golf Channel's Morning Drive analyst had differing opinions. Paige Collins stated:
Then Brooks responded by posting a comment on instagram.
I mean, come on PGA Tour. Let's jump on this drama train and ride it all the way into the rest of the year.
It’s only a suggestion, but wouldn’t you tune into golf on a Thursday to watch Bryson and Brooks paired together?
I mean, they have had drama before, so why not continue that dual? Every sporting fan loves a rival, and guess what? Brooks just gave you one.
Heck, make it for charity. The first one to punch the other has to donate their fines to a noble charity! Huh? Now that's good television. Lol
As the news broke this week that Tiger Woods declared he is going to play at the Memorial, we also heard from JT. (again not the famous singer/actor the ladies love) “I think he was starting to get a little sassy, I was telling him he’s scared to come out and play against all of us when he’s sitting at home, just trying to give him a hard time” joked JT.
Hmmm. Do you think Tiger is scared to play against the fine folks at the PGA Tour? I think not. Tiger is the man who, at one time, thought of quitting golf and becoming a Navy Seal. Tiger trained in a “Kill House.” I don’t think Tiger is scared of much.
Oh, I almost forgot…
The American Century Classic at Edgewood in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada finished up Sunday. Former Tennis player Mardy Fish took home the trophy today with a final round of 72, but that's not all. Mardy on Saturday shot a 63 beating the course record held by the Professional Golfer and Hall of Famer, Lee Trevino, of 64.
It was an amazing event, like always, and the celebrities and athletes put on a great show.
It was refreshing to see FANS in boats and along the shores of the 17th and 18th holes.
For full details on how your favorite celebs did check out the leader board.
Fun Facts: Bryson Decahmbou might have some competition when it comes to hitting bombs with his driver (Kraken).
Tony Finau decided to hit a real big bomb in an afternoon round by posting this video on his Instagram.
Tony hit a drive! Yup! 383 yards, and his ball speed was 206. In the video it appears Tony actually took a full swing, which we are not used to. So, let's go Tony! I wanna see you hit it past Bryson this week!
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This week we have two last place finishes.
For the Workday Charity Open the first loser this week is….
Our local boy from Sacramento, California. Cameron Champ.
Cameron Champ made the cut, but shot a final round 78 to finish dead last.
Was introduced to golf by his grandfather, Mack, a Vietnam veteran, at the age of 2. He grew up playing a par-3 course near his house called the Foothill Golf Center where the monthly pass was $50. His grandfather always reminded him "it's not where you come from, it's where you're going." Has one brother, Brent, and two sisters, Melissa and Madison. Has a tattoo of his grandparents' favorite Bible verse, Proverbs 3:6. Started his own foundation, The Cameron Champ Foundation, which is focused on accessible STEM education and golf development programming that fosters an environment for academic achievement and healthy living for children/youth from under-served communities. Calls working on cars and trucks "his escape."
Eddie shot a final round 98 to come in dead last 70th place at Edgewood, but he appeared to be having a lot of fun. Eddie George is a former running back in the NFL and was a stud! Click on the link above to learn more.
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