Oh, the scene on the 18th green during the trophy presentation couldn’t have been more fitting to the punch-drunk ending that left me feeling kind of empty. Of course, it has nothing to do with Webb Simpson, a deserving champion. It was just weird, but I shouldn’t be surprised since the atmosphere was eerie from the start on Sunday.
The Squawking British Bird, wearing a UK-patterned-peacock-ski cap, charged the 18th green and camera-bombed the ceremony crowning Simpson as the 2012 U.S. Open champion. Best part? USGA Executive Director Mike Davis not missing a beat and yanking the guy out of the way. Simply classic. Also, lesson learned: Don’t mess with Mike!
Webb chimed in, “Enjoy the jail cell, pal.”
The same Squawking Brit was in the grandstands behind the first tee to watch the final pairing of the day hit their opening drives. When Graeme McDowell was introduced, the Squawking British Bird stood up and hollered, “McDowell, you can do it, lad!
G-Mac acknowledged him and went about his business.
Well, like I said, that was amazingly perfect to conclude or contribute to the overall weird finish.
Oh, here’s the video — I can’t stop hitting the replay button. Pure comedy.
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