Matt Kuchar withdrew from the PGA Championship Thursday morning due to a sore back. Kuchar’s decision came before he teed off, and John Huh took his place.
Just about everyone is watching basketball, so it shouldn’t really matter, but I did a rambly wrap-up of the third round at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. As you know, Tiger Woods leads by two over Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose and John Huh.
What’s perhaps the most compelling story to come out of the Valero Texas
snooze-fest Open has gone widely unnoticed, but thanks to Shoshana for bringing it to my attention. John Huh, the Q-school grad who captured the Mayakoba Golf Classic, shot a dreadful eight-over 44 in his opening nine holes on Thursday, but 45 holes later, he’s in contention.
A group of guys arrived at the Honda Classic wearing brown, curly wigs to cheer on Rory McIlroy. The front of their shirts said, “Kiss Me, I’m Rory.” The back had next Monday’s new world rankings, with McIlroy at the No. 1 spot.
Congrats to Q-school grad John Huh on capturing his first PGA Tour victory in his fifth career start at the Mayakoba Golf Classic. The 21-year-old fired an impressive bogey-free 63 on Sunday to force a playoff against Robert Allenby (who doubled the 18th hole in regulation). Eight extra holes later, the rookie won with a par.
What a Huhnderella story! (*groan*) — be sure to check out Jill Painter’s article on John’s inspiring journey to the Tour.
Spencer Levin is usually seen smoking darts like it’s his job, but this week at TPC Scottsdale, he’s also hitting darts. The fiery Levin teed off in the final round of the Phoenix Open with a six-shot lead through 54 holes.
Spence has got this in the bag, right? Well, if we learned anything last week at the Farmers Insurance Open, NO lead is safe. Not even a seven-shot advantage with 11 holes to play. The tournament is 72 holes, not 71, etc.