Finally, live golf to watch. Granted it wasn’t the normal tournament but still there were some good golf played.
Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson teamed up to play Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a televised skins game. Despite being off 7 weeks from competition, both McIlroy and Fowler were in good shape. Wolff played well and Johnson showed more rust to his game than the other three.
The McIlroy/Johnson team won the event when McIlroy won the closest to the pin besting Wolff with the last stroke of the match.
A lot of money was raised for some great charities on Sunday.
~ UnitedHealth Group donated the $3 million the players competed for
~ Farmers Insurance contributed $1 million for the birdies the players made.
~ TaylorMade donated $450,000 for the long-drive contests and
~ Viewer donations totaled $1,053,959 as the broadcast signed off.
That’s $5,503,959 raised for organizations that are battling COVID-19.
The course was excellent and certainly a challenging layout. It was nice to see the guys playing in shorts and actually carrying their own bags (note: carry bags not the normal heavy staff bags the caddies carry).
There was time to fill which happens anytime you have such a match play. However, the effort by NBC with live links to Bill Murray, Jon Rahm and President Trump were a bit of a fail.