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!