Well, the first major of the Covid-infested year is in the books, and it was (almost) worth waiting for!
Great last round, tons of great players all bunched up, we the viewers waiting for someone to reach out and grab the tournament by the neck. Enter Collin Morikawa.
The Kid is obviously a great young talent. 23-year-old nerves of steel allowed him to go for broke on the 16th hole in the final round, driving the short par-four green and sinking the 8-foot eagle putt to win the Wanamaker Trophy. Good stuff.
There were lots of other good stories who came in second. Big Brawny Bryson was right there. DJ. Paul Casey for those of us who always like the fuzzy foreigners. Jason Day. Tony Finau, who I sincerely hope wins one of these one day: he’s got a lotta game.
And even though Brooks Koepka disintegrated on the last day, he is still the Major Man: he’s won a bunch of the last few (and was going for the PGA three-peat), and always seems to be on the first page in the big events. Ought to be fun to watch Brooks vs Bryson in the years ahead.
So: well played to all. Great to be able to watch big-time golf again. Looking forward to the next one up: the U.S. (delayed) Open is scheduled for Sept. 14-20 at Winged Foot.
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