Coming off two straight third-place finishes, Lefty was hot. With no
three-putts all week and a masterpiece of controlled play on Sunday, he
exorcised his demons faster than you can say Winged Foot.
Pete Dye's tee-to-green renovations made what was already an intricate
challenge even more intriguing, without succumbing to the rampant impulse to
just make every hole 150 yards longer.
Garc�a drafted off fellow Spaniard Jos� Mar�a Olaz�bal (tie for third) and
finally came through in the final round of a big event, shooting 66 and going
from 13th to second.
The new date gives the season a great sense of momentum; it's only been four
weeks since the Masters, and it's only four more until the U.S. Open!
Part of the reason for the move to May was to escape the questionable weather
of early spring. It worked. After a rough Thursday, Saturday was perfect and
Sunday storms held off, providing ideal scoring conditions and exciting
Once again it was the scene of unfiltered misery and drama, and played a
definitive role in deciding the tournament's outcome.
The former tutor of Greg Norman and Woods has officially been working with
Mickelson for three weeks, and after this win, Harmon has vaulted back to the
front of the teaching pack.
Woods hit it all over the place and lipped out a ton of putts. If not for his
late rally on Sunday, he would've gone all week without breaking par.
The PGA Tour reportedly spent $16 million to $18 million on a
77,000-square-foot behemoth that has all the elegance and charm of a Donald
After a blistering 65 on Saturday put him in contention (tie for fifth), the
usually consistent Donald shot a 74 in the final round to drop to 16th.