This week’s heroes? Holmes, Lewis and Charlie Woods’ putting stroke. Zeros? John Daly’s minor league stint and the caddie fall
1. J.B. Holmes. Forget comeback player of the year, how about comeback player of the new century?
2. Stacy Lewis. Amazing how one victory can take a very good season and make it great. Lewis now needs leads the tour in money and scoring average and, having gotten off the schneid, expect more victories to follow.
3. Felipe Aguilar. What’s the most amazing part of the Chilean’s one-stroke victory in Singapore? A) He holed out from the 72nd fairway? B) He played the final two holes in a total of four strokes? C) He shot a back nine 28 to cap off a closing 62? D) All of the above.
4. Susanna Styblo. Congrats to Miguel Angel Jiminez’s lovely new bride. Still, it can’t be easy on a marriage knowing that your hubby’s hair is always going to be better than yours.
5. Charlie Woods. In Tiger’s latest manifesto on his website, he revealed that his son, age 5, is already having putting contests with him on greens that Stimp at 13. When Charlie plays his first Masters, the greens are gonna feel glacial.
1. Jason Bohn. The 41 year-old vet was in position for only his second victory since 2005 but once he was put on the clock he finished double bogey-double bogey. Amazing how a guy can play so slow and then kick away a victory so fast.
2. The Stadium Course’s greens. The Tour’s flagship event is being compromised by some damaged putting surfaces. But as Finchem will tell you, it’s the clubhouse that really matters.
3. John Daly. I guess it’s cool that the two-time major champion isn’t too proud to play the Web.com tour. But an 82-85 weekend (including an outgoing 48 on Sunday) isn’t exactly gonna bolster his confidence.
4. Josh Svendson. It’s bad enough that Chesson Hadley’s looper tripped and fell flat on his face during the first round at Quail Hollow, but the tumble was replayed in slow motion on the Golf Channel. Then we got a long televised discussion about the putter that was bent during the spill and whether or not the club was still conforming. (It was.) Maybe being a caddie isn’t as fun as it looks.
5. El Pato. The midway leader at Quail Hollow went 75-75 on the weekend to free fall to 30th place. There are few things in golf more maddening than being an Angel Cabrera fan.