Steve Stricker limped in with a closing round of one-under 70, but he still successfully defended his title. Entering with a six-shot lead, he only bested Paul Goydos, golf’s latest Mr. 59, by two strokes. Goydos made a strong charge, but he knocked it into the water on 18, carding a bogey to finish with a five-under 66.
As a consolation prize, Goydos qualified for the British Open — which should definitely soften the loss.
Oh, if you’re not watching the US Women’s Open, you should tune in, like, now. It appears that Paula Creamer is a lock for the win.
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