OK, so this was a really fun weekend in golf, especially for January. I was actually captivated by the action on both tours and excited about them, despite football playoffs happening at the same time. I guess that’s mostly because the Seahawks have been eliminated, but that’s a different subject.
When I went to bed Saturday night, I was already pretty disappointed that I wasn’t going to get to see the final round of the Abu Dhabi Championship. When I woke up in the morning and checked the leaderboard, I was even more bummed that I had missed what sounded like a riveting finish with four of the top players in the world all in the mix (to some extent) Sunday. And I was actually kind of surprised (without seeing anyone hit a shot in that round) that it was Rickie Fowler who rose to the top in what I can only imagine as a mesmerizing display of golf to clinch the title. Fowler held off challenges from Thomas Pieters, Rory McIlroy and Henrik Stenson.