Week in and week out on the PGA Tour you can almost count on the fact that the cut will come 10 shots from the leader. Its a pretty good judge of 70 or so players being that close to the lead and you can almost predict it in the middle of the day on Friday as to what the cut line is going to be. This week saw the cut line 7 shots from the lead. This is the most narrow margin this year on tour and a testament of how difficult Eagle Point Golf Club really was this week.
The Wells Fargo Championship had been played at Quail Hollow outside of Charlotte and this year they needed to move it as Quail Hollow will play host to the PGA Championship. In picking a new course they selected an awesome one where the players had to really golf a ball to get around and 10 under was the winning score.
Going into Sunday Patrick Reed held a 1 shot lead but there were way too many players with in 4 shots of the lead including the winner of his last 2 starts, Dustin Johnson. Coming down the stretch on Sunday Johnson was tied at 9 under with Pat Perez and Brian Harman.
Perez and Johnson had completed their rounds when, after a birdie on 17, Harman had 272 yards in the middle of the fairway and hit a 3 wood up against the sky boxes next to the green. Harman hit a very poor chip shot leaving him a 30 foot birdie putt for the win. Harman’s putt found the bottom of the hole. (PGA Tour averages less than 10% from this distance)
Jon Rahm needed an eagle on his final hole to tie Harman. After hitting his approach over the back couldn’t hole his chip shot and ended up finishing fourth on his own.
Dads Say So congrats to Brian Harman, another golfing dad. Getting a win any week is great on tour and closing the deal on a tough course where birdies were difficult to come by makes it even better. As the tour heads for Jacksonville and The Players there are a lot of players playing some great golf and it is going to make for an awesome week a head. Before looking a head remember this win for Mr Harman. It was a hard fought win with an amazing putt on the last to win.