Joaquin Niemann literally raced around the course for the final round at the Tour Championship. Playing as a single, Niemann and his caddie, as well as the standard bearers, ran from shot to shot, green to tee, and everywhere in between to play the final round in under two hours. In case you are wondering, he shot a 72.
🥵 The look on Gary’s face says it all in this picture. 😂 Good thing I had my @avocados today 🥑🥑 Fun to finish in record time and appreciate the walking scorer and standard bearers keeping up! Thanks for all the cheers out there! pic.twitter.com/GbYKiTbtm1
This was of the more exciting finishes that I have seen recently as Patrick Cantlay and Bryson DeChambeau battled all day, and then into a 6-hole playoff at the BMW Championship. As they say, drive for show and putt for dough, and that was proven again as Cantlay won despite being regularly outdriven by 40 yards by Bryson.
Here are the highlights from the PGA Tour’s Youtube Channel.
Collin Morikawa won the 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s, but if you’re like me you missed a significant part of the final round coverage because early Sunday afternoon is a time when certain things around the house have to get done. If that’s you, then I have just what you need, The Open’s Youtube channel’s video of the final round highlights.
Kramer Hickok finished runnerup at the Travellers Championship, losing to Harris English after a eight-hole playoff. English finally made a birdie, the first in the playoff, to win for the 4th time.
The playoff went on so long that they had to sub in the standard bearer for the group after the 5th playoff hold, because the poor guy was exhausted from going back and forth between the 18th and 17th holes.
Kramer made me think of his namesake, Seinfeld’s Kramer, so I found this video of clips from a classic episode of Seinfend on Youtube.
Poor Maximilian Kieffer, the longtime European Tour player who is still looking for his maiden victory, plays great at the Austrian Open and ends up in a playoff with John Catlin. They play the par-3 18th over and over again, with it looking a couple of times like Kieffer would win. And then on the fifth time playoff hole, well, disaster.
There was some incredible golf played at the ANA Inspiration. Patty Tavatanakit played great for all four days, and Lydia Ko shot 10-under on the last day to make things a little interesting. What looked what might have been a boring final round (Patty started with a 5-shot lead) turned into pretty compelling theatre. There was lots of great golf played, but Patty and Lydia were the show on Sunday.
And of course there is the best victory celebration in all of sport.