Golf is back and golf is back in a big way. The PGA Tour was the third sport back behind the UFC and NASCAR and it did not disappoint. With a stellar field and plenty of story lines… the stage was set. How would Jordan Spieth look after struggling for multiple years on tour? And Bryson, holy cow Bryson! Social media was having a field day with Bryson bulking up but goodness he delivered finishing t-3.
At the end of the day Daniel Berger stood alone at the top of the leaderboard and put on the Plaid Jacket (which is a totally underrated jacket). I don’t anyone who picked Berger at the beginning of the week but mad props for outlasting everyone else. The 17th Hole in my opinion crushed the dreams of those in contention. Bryson airmailed the green from the rough and of course the lip outs of Xander and Moriwaka were from the devil himself.
In my opinion this week was a success at Colonial. The best players in the world (minus Tiger) were there and not one person tested positive for the Coronavirus the entire week. At times it felt like the longer players were bullying Colonial since it is more of an old school course but look at Rory McIlroy. A front nine 41 put him immediately out of contention not to mention Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth had over par final rounds as they slipped down the leaderboard. There was excitement, a playoff and I got to say it was great to just sit on the couch Sunday afternoon and watch golf.
At times I barely even noticed that fans weren’t in attendance. That was a major story line going into the week but it seemed to disappear as the week progressed. The only time I missed it was on the final stretch on Sunday. But golf on Sunday at Colonial was virtually golf in its purest form and I loved it.
As the PGA TOUR moves to Hilton Head, SC this week for the RBG Heritage… golf is #trending. There’s no doubt that it is taking advantage of the fact they are one the few live sporting events on TV but that’s a good thing. The PGA TOUR got their act together and resumed golf as quickly as possible while putting everyone’s health as the upmost importance. Can’t the same thing at Major League Baseball. That is why the return of golf was a success.