Some Of This Weekend’s Golfin’ Excellents!

This weekend wrapped up the end of the PGA Tour’s main season, and the stops will take a pause for a couple of months as we gear up for the Ryder Cup (Oct 1st-3rd). The next scheduled PGA stop will be the PGA Grand Slam Of Golf at Port Royal Golf Course in South Hampton Parish, BER, October 19th-20th.

Atwal Takes Wyndham

Some pretty excellent things, however, happened at the Wyndham Championship:

  • Arjun Atwal earned his spot in the tournament at the Monday qualifier. He grabbed the Championship’s lead after the first round. From there he stayed in front right up until he shot a 67 during the final round. This boosted his score from a -17 to a -20, allowing him to remain 1 stroke ahead of David Toms.
  • Atwal became the 1st person since Fred Wadsworth in 1986 to win the qualifier and the following tournament. His $918,000 winnings were more than double his entire season’s earnings (the reason his tour card was in jeopardy. This is going to give him some breathing room!
  • Atwal is the 1st EVER Indian-born player to win on the PGA Tour. In fact, with his fellow countryman, Jeev Milkha Singh (T-18) they became the first 2 players from India to finish in the top 20 on any PGA Tour Event!

  • John Daly Shot a 64 in the Final around, and put him at 11 under. This was his lowest final round in any PGA Tour event since the 1999 JC Penny Classic. This caveman would really like to see him keep on improving!
  • There were also 50 eagles over the course of the tournament. That’s just 3 under the season’s high of 53, which were shot at the RBC Canadian Open!

What about the rest of the golfin’ world?

Ai Miyazato Won her 5th season victory on the LPGA Tour at the Safeway Classic and reclaimed her #1 spot in the World Rankings. One the Champions Tour, Fred Funk won the Jeld-Wen Tradition for the 2nd time in 3 years. Congrats Miyazato and Funk!

With no Major tournament scheduled next week, where will you go out and play a round? Or what will you be watching?

~Scratch

 
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