This is why I love the game of golf. It is a game based on honesty. Cameron Tringale, 5 days after the PGA Championship, contacts the powers to be to tell them he believes he signed a wrong scorecard by not posting the right score on the 11th hole on Sunday. Apparently, he made a swinging motion over the ball as he went to tap in his 3 inch putt. He had carded a 4 but believes it should have been a 5 as he may have addressed the ball and that swing could have been a stroke. After discussion, he DQ’d himself costing his $53,000 in winnings. Not only did he lose that money, he lost FEDEX points.
PGA TOUR: Camilo Villegas got back into the win column (2010 being the last time) by besting Nick Watney at the Wyndham Championship. Villegas posted a 63 to come from 4 back to win by 1. Watney helped Villegas with a late bogey and an OB.
Now we head into the FedEx Cup Playoffs with this week’s event in NJ. Can Rory make it 4 in a row? Did you miss it — Padraig Harrington now is a man without a PGA Tour card as he finished up outside the top 125 money winners. He is certain to get a number of sponsor exemptions so you still will see him at some events.
LPGA TOUR: Oh so close to making it 4 majors this year won by Americans but it wasn’t to be as Brittany Lincicome blew it with tentative putting. She bogeyed the 18th to end up in a tie with Inbee Park. Park then went on to win a playoff for her 5 Major title.
CHAMPIONS TOUR: Yes, Bernard Langer posted another win. However, the biggest story coming out of the event in Endicott NY was Saturday’s round by PGA tour journeyman Kevin Sutherland. Playing in his 3rd Seniors event, Sutherland posted the first 59 in Champions Tour history. It could have even been better as his 7 ft par putt for 58 on the 18th hole slide by the cup.
EUROPEAN TOUR: The “Made in Denmark” event was won by Marc Warren (Scotland) by 2 strokes over Bradley Dredge. His win (his first on the Euro tour since 2007) comes on the heals of a very good 15th place finish in the PGA Championship.
US AMATEUR: It is always a fun story when what can be described as the longest of long shots comes up big at the right time. Gunn Yang, a 20 yr old from South Korea, won the US Amateur by defeating Cory Conners (Canada) 2 & 1 in a 35 hole match on Sunday. What makes this such a story is that Yang was the 776th ranked golfer in the World Amateur Golf Rankings. It’s another “On Any Given Sunday” story.