Play of the Week 17

June 21, 2011

This week’s play of the week is obvious to anyone who would read this blog. Rory, you were superb. Four rounds in the 60s, a -16 finish to the US Open, breaking or tying a dozen records–it was truly amazing. From his scores in last year’s British (I believe he shot 62? LG, correct me if I’m wrong) and this year’s Masters (4-shot lead heading into the final day), we knew Rory had game. But the Norman-like collapses left us doubting. This was no doubt. You performed like Tiger, Jack, or Arnold. And, better yet, you were humble and personable afterwards, which this game needs. I’m looking forward to seeing more.

So here’s to you Rory. Let’s hope you can save golf.

A PS for the PF here, I also want to honorable mention YE Yang and Robert Garrigus. Both Garrigus and Yang tied for third behind McIlroy and Jason Day. Anyone who reads this blog knows that Garrigus appears on it regularly–I think maybe his game gives me hope that one day I can be on the Tour too, because we have similar swings and many of the same faults. Yang showed that he’s not just a one-hit wonder (winning the PGA over Tiger two years ago). Garrigus, playing in just his 3rd major ever, showed he has the skill to compete. We at the PF salute you both too for sticking around. We’re looking forward to following you as well.

One Response to “Play of the Week 17”

  1. LG Says:

    63, sir. The all time scoring record for any round at a major championship is 63. Rory now shares that distinction with, among others, Chip Beck, Brad Faxon, Payne Stewart, Nick Faldo, Greg Norman, Johnny Miller, Gary Player, Jack Nicklaus, and, our boy, Tiger Woods.

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