We had talked about the title of this article and making it “The holes are bigger in Mexico” based on the number of hole outs that happened this week but we couldn’t figure out if that was the right title based on the fact that Dustin Johnson couldn’t make a putt and still won.
Lets be real. Dustin should have won this tournament like Tiger in ’96 at the Masters or the 2000 US Open at Pebble. If he could have made a putt we would be here talking about the race for second place as the story line not the fact that Jon Rahm tied him late in the day on the back nine and unfortunately made a couple bogeys late and couldn’t keep the pressure on DJ.
Yes it seemed like everyone holed something out this week. There were a bunch of hole outs including an Ace by Justin Thomas that was really fun to watch when it one hopped into the cup on the fly. Its funny that Dustin couldn’t make a putt early in the week and missed a couple make-able ones on the back nine on Sunday and managed to win.
Great for DJ in getting a win in his first start after taking over the number one spot in the World Golf Rankings. What is better is he took last week off to attend his Junior Tournament in Myrtle Beach to help grow the game with the future of the game and comes back and gets a win.
This week has been a great week for the PGA Tour. Moving the WGC event was a hot button issue and it seemed to be a successful event. Yes a couple players/caddys got sick (we wonder if they drank the water) but all in all it was a great event and the leader board was full of the top players in the World Rankings.
Dads Say So this week was great for growing the game of golf. Taking it outside the US borders is great for the game and the galleries were strong to help the game grow in Mexico. Yes, the ball goes miles there because of the elevation of the course but making the players figure out that they can hit wedge 165 yards is fun. Dustin figured it out better than the rest of the players and the shot that he hit on 18 out of the bunker today was reminiscent of Tiger in Canada on 18. It was that tough with the stance he had. So another golfing dad gets a win. We always like it when that happens!