There seems to be an ongoing trend on tour that week in and week out a certain player works out to a 36 or 54 hole lead only to not be able to hold on over the weekend and get the victory. Those of us who watched Tiger all of those years dominate with wire to wire victories must have thought it was easy for anyone to do it. Remember we were all watching something special with Tiger.
Sebastian Munoz held the lead each of the first three round and started Sunday with a 2 shot lead at -14. By the time the back 9 started the lead had evaporated and Xander Schauffle and Robert Streb had the lead. When the leaders got to 13 Streb had a one shot lead and tugged his drive into the hazard and had to take a drop. After making a double bogey Munoz was back in the lead with 5 holes to play.
All three players jockeyed back and forth for the rest of the back nine and when they arrived at the 18th hole Schauffle stepped up in a big way hitting his tee shot on the par 3 to 3 feet 3 inches and converted the birdie for his first PGA Tour victory and securing his ticket to the British Open. The Golfing Dads are not huge fans of par 3 finishing holes but this proved to be exciting and Schauffle responded to the pressure in the biggest of ways.
A year ago the PGA Tour ended up having to cancel theGreenbrier Classic due to catastrophic flooding in the area that included damages to the golf course that had to be redone. The images of the flood waters rushing over the golf course and all of the work that had to be done in a years time to get the golf course where it was this week was simply a miracle. It is great to see not only the golf course but also the community around it come back from such an event.
Dads Say So we are really happy for Xander Schauffle in getting his first PGA Tour victory. Winning on the PGA Tour isn’t easy and he has knocked on the door a few times already this year so it is great to see him break through. To step up with the pressure on and make a birdie 2 on the last to get the win is really impressive. Getting into the British Open is a great feat as well and we look forward to seeing him perform in the elements in 2 weeks. This was not only a great week on the PGA Tour but it was a great week for The Greenbrier and the surrounding areas devastated last year. Its great to see it back and in full force this week!