The first PGA Tour event of the calendar year is in the books. Much like the first event after the COVID-19 break, the winner was decided in a playoff. Harris English held off the field and birdied both the 18th hole and the first playoff hole to earn his first PGA Tour win since 2013.
Harris English wasn’t the only winner this week. Let’s take a look at our Monday Morning Superlatives and all the oddities you might have missed last week in the golfing world.
Most Likely to Regret Their Choice of Words…
After missing a four-footer for par on the fourth hole on Saturday, Justin Thomas muttered a homophobic slur under his breath. He apologized immediately after the round and mentioned yesterday that golf was the not main thing on his mind following the round. JT is a good guy and one of the best players in the world. It’s an opportunity for him to grow. Listen, we aren’t the morality police (far from it), but it had to be mentioned. Now onto some lighter stuff!
Most Likely to Turn Your Head…
The designers of the of this trophy
Seriously, what is going on here? I have no clue what I’m looking at. I guess it’s supposed to be a wave with either a whale or a dolphin’s tale coming out of it. Someone has to explain this me. Maybe I’m just not seeing it. I still think I’m looking at a whale eat a dolphin somewhow. I will admit, I do dig the lei.
This course is incredible and so are the views. I don’t really have much to add. A picture is worth a thousand words and all that junk. What I did find out is that if you’re ever in the area it’s $359 to play a round here.
Lots of guys got into the island mood with their wardrobes and kits last week. Obviously I was a big fan of BDC’s gear. He is a scientist in every aspect of the game, even in how he dresses. Two thumbs up. Also Bryson loves to plug his sponsors. LOVES it. Can’t knock the hustle.
Most Likely to Make Me Eat Crow
That is a look at Xander’s unreal 81-foot eagle putt to end his second round. I was one of the few that doubted how X-man would perform in 2021 debut. Coming off a Positive Test and his first competitive action, I didn’t think we’d see much from him. He closed with a 66 to finish in a tie for fifth. He has finished in the top five in three of his last four starts at the Sentry TOC. So next year, remind me to back him hard.
The youngest player in the field, Niemann tied a tournament-low with a round of 64 on Sunday. He carded nine birdies to work his way up the leaderboard and into a playoff. Now, if you were watching live you might have been wondering why he was just hanging out with Sergio after he finished up on 18 as opposed to warming up for a potential playoff. Maybe that was how he was dealing with nerves or he just thought he was going to win. Either way, the future is bright for the 22-year-old.
Did I missing something you noticed from the weekend?
Let me know!
Until next time…