Here’s the news you may have missed over the weekend…
After dominating the WGC Match Play and Quail Hollow, the number one player in the world couldn’t manage to make the cut at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. That tells you something about how difficult this stupid game is. It also makes Tiger’s streak of 142 consecutive cuts made that much more impressive. Its a ridiculous feat. A single bad day can result in a missed cut. Tiger was the ultimate grinder. Rory could use a bit of rest leading up to the U.S. Open. He shouldn’t take long to rebound.
2) Late bloomer
Better late than never. I have to imagine that Colin Montgomerie can’t help but chuckle at his success as of late. This is a guy who finished second in majors on 5 different occasions while on the regular tour. Always a bridesmaid, never the bride… Something changed when he joined the Champions Tour. He has now won his 3rd major in 10 tries on the senior tour by successfully defending his Senior PGA Championship. Good for him. Gotta give hope to everyone still holding out on a golf dream.
3) Aces Wild
The Mechanic strikes again! Miguel Angel Jimenez made his 3rd hole-in-one of the season this past weekend. You read that correctly. The most interesting man in the world has knocked a little white ball into a 4.25 inch wide hole from over 100 yards away three times this season! From the looks of it he added some Champagne to the 288 bottles of beer he won in Spain. Golf is hard (see news #1). The Mechanic is making it look easy. On top of that, the 51 year old turned in a runner up finish. He continues to defy the aging process.
Spieth was so close… I bet the triple bogey he made on Friday crossed his mind a few times last night.