Waking up and watching golf may be the best way to wake up ever for us golf fans. That makes The Open one of our favorite events annually since coverage starts at 4AM here in Central Florida.
There were quite a few players who didn’t make the cut and play on the weekend. There were also a few of the top players who made Sunday morning and early afternoon very interesting.
Going into Sunday, the defending champion golfer of the year, Jordan Spieth was tied with Xander Schauffele and Kevin Kisner at -9 for the lead. Tiger Woods was lurking a few shots back and was paired with Francesco Molinari.
Making the turn Woods was in the lead by a shot. All three of the leaders struggled early on and Tiger shot 34 on the front with 2 birdies and no bogeys.
It was at this point when the internet may have broken and everyone thought this was the beginning of Tiger’s comeback victory. But it was to no avail. A double bogey on 11 and a bogey on 12 and his chances were derailed.
Spieth, Kisner, and Schauffele gave it their all on the back nine and couldn’t seem to make any birdies to make it close. Schauffele had the best chance until a bogey on 17 did him in.
Molinari played a relatively boring round today. He didn’t make a birdie until 14 and followed that one up with one on the finishing hole to complete the week at -8, winning by 2 shots.
Dads Say So, congrats to Francesco Molinari. Winning your first major at age 35 is incredible. Were wondering if it was some Italian Wine or some Moretti Beer that was first to go into the Claret Jug as your drink of choice. Either way you can’t go wrong. Great job by Jordan Spieth, putting up a valiant effort in defense of last years win. While it would have been great to see Tiger win, he made it interesting and were sure that his next win isn’t very far away. All in all The Open held to form and was an amazing week. There wasn’t any of the controversy that over shadowed the US Open. Maybe the USGA should take a look at the effective way to run a golf tournament.