This week the PGA Tour played at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island. This is one of the golfing dads favorite stops as we have played this course and it is one of the best courses you can play. Pete Dye had a helping hand from Jack Nicklaus (the first course he worked on) in this great design.
Steve played Harbour Town a few years ago and loves the course. It is very narrow with every fairway, except for 18, being tree lined. The 18th is the widest fairway on the PGA Tour and the view and the back drop are really awesome. When you play Harbour Town you don’t see the iconic lighthouse until you get to the 17th green. It makes for great anticipation as everyone knows what is coming with the iconic landmark.
Going into the final round Jason Duffner had a one shot lead over our Dormie Workshop friends buddy Graham DeLaet and a two shot lead over Kevin Kisner and Webb Simpson. But it was trick shot artist t
urned PGA Tour full member Wesley Bryan who came from behind on Sunday to get a one shot victory.
It wasn’t for a little hiccup on the eighth hole after hitting a duck hook that will probably be over analyzed due to the great pro-tracer technology that showed the snap into the pond. After dropping and playing smart made a great one putt for a bogey save, unlike DeLaet who made a triple bogey after driving one into the pond. For those of you who have never played there the 8th hole is the hardest hole on the front nine and possibly the hardest hole on the course.
The back nine Bryan didn’t have any blemishes and hit solid golf shots to get it done and shot 67 overall today. He needed a two putt par on the last for the one shot victory and the first player from South Carolina to get it done in the Palmetto State.
There were a couple of side notes today with Luke Donald not getting it done again in a tournament that he has played well in year after year and not gotten a win at. Ian Poulter needed a solo 12th to get enough money for to give him status on the tour for the rest of the year. He still has next week to get about $40,000 after a T13 and ended up getting about $100,000. We will pay attention to his finish next week.
Dads Say So that it was a great win for Wesley Bryan. The now resident of Augusta, GA will get to have a home game next year when he gets to play in his first Masters Tournament. This is a great week for golf seeing the rookie get his first win following his battlefield promotion last year after 3 wins on the Web.com Tour and the player of the year. Congrats to Wesley Bryan on his first of many to come tour wins.