Goosen did precisely that on Monday, making three sand saves in the first eight holes and birdieing 9 and 10 while Brooks was making bogey at both, a four-shot swing that all but decided the championship. Over those first 10 holes Goosen took only 12 putts, but he still had a little something to prove as he reached the diabolical 18th green. Nursing a three-stroke lead, Goosen proceeded to leave a 20-foot par putt a knee-knocking six feet short. ("I wasn't going to blast it by the hole again, believe me," he said.) Suddenly all of Southern Hills was holding its breath. Lightning couldn't strike twice, could it?
Goosen drilled the putt center cut, closing the books on a rock-solid round of 70. "I was a bit shocked when it went in the hole," he said, speaking for the rest of us, too.