After The Olympic Club throttled the best players in the universe at the U.S. Open, it seemed as if the golf world needed a week off just to take two (or more) ibuprofen and call your agent in the morning.
All over the globe, golfers will be awakening with bad heads this morning and the temptation will be to take a little hair of the dog to have things clear up, even just a little, and ask if yesterday really happened.
In Connecticut, Charlie Hoffman – who David Feherty once said looked like he had a chicken under his hat, couldn’t pull a rabbit out of it on the final two holes, going double-bogey-bogey, giving up a two-shot lead and allowing clubhouse sitting Marc Leishman his first PGA Tour victory.
In Germany, Marcus Fraser missed a tiddler for par on the second extra hole, handing Danny Willett his maiden European Tour event two playoff holes later.
In Troon, Craig Hinton beat the highly ranked Daan Huizing of the Netherlands in the first round of the Amateur Championship, a year after having a heart attack at age 23. Presumably, neither Huizing nor winner Alan Dunbar had any such affliction after Dunbar took home the medal.
In Waterloo, Ontario, Brittany Lang had a four-footer to win her first title on the LPGA Tour and the putt never touched the hole. But three playoff holes later, she made another four-footer to win her first title.
Her headache this morning is likely to be champagne induced.
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