1st Major a bust?
Oh my gosh…
Did we just witness a golf tournament at Alcatraz, I mean TPC Harding Park?
No screams, No cheers, and No Fans.
But this week proved that golf needs those screaming lunatics. Even for this axxhole. (Why do you need your mask? What other tree’s have you climbed to watch other men play golf?)
I am afraid the 2020 PGA Championship might have an asterisk for us old guys in 20-30 years, but for now let’s celebrate a youngster (23 year old) kicking everyone's ass.
Collin Morikowa literally took the top off the trophy with an unbelievable finish. Collin shot a final round of 64 to finish at -13 under for the tournament. He beat out a few names you might recognize:
Dustin Johnson & Paul Casey -11
Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau, Scottie Scheffler, Matthew Wolff -10
Justin Rose -9
Collin had it all this week. He led the tournament in hitting the ball in the short stuff, hitting it real close to the hole, and making lots of putts.
But how JC? How did he do it? Alright, alright, I’m getting there.
The story line on Sunday was a large number of dudes at -10 under until Collin stepped up on the drivable 16th par 4 and stuffed it to 8ft. Collin rolled it in for eagle and went 3 up on the field! Collin came down 17 and 18 making a couple pars and proved it impossible for anyone to catch him.
As Collin was handed the trophy he raised it high and then he lost its top!
Click the picture to watch the full drop!
Tiger started the week off wearing all the layers. I mean all of them to include a scarf. It was a cold week in San Fran, but at the end of the day, Tiger played really well. Tiger finished the week T37 at -1 but showed some weaknesses when it came to driving accuracy and putting. Keep in mind Tiger did have a new putter in play this week!
Future for Tiger and when he will play next… No Idea… U.S. Open is in 39 days!!!
In other news:
On Saturday afternoon, we got to see and hear Phil Mickelson in the CBS Booth with a headset on. Yup Phil played earlier that morning and then happened to just have an extra hour to call some golf.
Was this Phil’s try out for a future seat next to Jim Jim and Sir Nick?
How did he do? I thought it was a breath of fresh air. Phil kinda talks like we talk on the golf course...Kinda.
Phil later stated it was not planned, it just happened.
Bryson DeChambeau earned his first Top 5 in a major and looked okay. He did break a driver shaft, but seemed like his style of play did okay for those tight fairways.
Dustin Johnson looked really good until Sunday, but finished out his round with a chip in on 16 and a birdie on 18 for a T-2. This was Dustin’s 5th runner up finish. How many more chances is he going to have? I guess we will see.
Ricky Fowler missed the cut this week by one which broke his streak of 14 consecutive cuts made. But he did it by not hitting a 3 inch putt hard enough.
Danielle Kang has won her second straight LPGA Tour event in Sylvania, Ohio. Danielle was five shots behind when she made birdies on the 13th and 14th holes while Lydia Ko made double bogey. Danielle Kang ended the day at -15 under and is now the top U.S. Golfer.
And now if you ain’t first, you’re last:
These are the players who were good enough to make the cut, but sucked just enough to make some money.
This week, Sung Kang made the cut at +1, but through the weekend did not play his best. Kang finished at +10 and cashed a check for nearly $20k. Not bad for four days of work. Kang was born in South Korea, and is not the actor in the Fast and The Furious movies; they just share the same name. Unfortunately, I cannot find any good details about him except he has a wife and child.
This week's LPGA first loser was Maia Schechter. She cashed in a last place check for nearly $3k. Maia sounds like a blast to hang out with. She likes golf (Duh), Mario Kart, spaghetti and meatballs, and her favorite golf course is Pebble Beach.
2020 has been a double bogey for most of us! However, 2020 is not over yet. Hell, life ain’t over yet.
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This week's email was written by JC.
Edited by Janise.
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