Not to start our weekly missive off on a negative note, but you know it’s a tough week for golf buzz when Scott Piercy’s Canadian Open win stirs the soul less than footage of John Daly hitting a drive off of David Feherty’s face.
No offense, Scott. Daly bombing his driver off a tee clenched between Feherty’s teeth is pretty tough to beat any week, including some majors.
As for what happened in Canada? Cue the script: A player with a late lead wobbles down the stretch, a guy sitting in the clubhouse sits back and wins. Adam Scott has seen that movie. So has Ernie Els. And Webb Simpson. And Jim Furyk. You know what I’m saying.
This time, it was a player named William McGirt, ranked 303rd in the world, clinging to a back-nine lead on a Sunday, then bogeying No. 15, and then compounding everything with a 72nd hole bogey to fritter it all away. McGirt, who bears resemblance to a hybrid of Mark McGwire and HBO’s Kenny Powers of “Eastbound and Down”, would not claim his first PGA Tour win.Read More »from Another PGA Tour meltdown overshadowed by Fred Couples' Senior British Open win