KUUUCCCHHH could be heard from the fans all Sunday long for fan favorite Matt Kuchar. Matt has an interesting story, and even more intersting swing, and I love that he uses the belly putter anchored to his left arm and not his belly. Which if you ask Johnny Miller was invented by him, perfected by Bernhard Langer, and made famous by Kuchar. Mat played a nearly perfect round of golf on Sunday, with only bogeys on 1 and 17, and a little misstep on the par 5 11 when he three putted for par (it was a double breaker uphill downhill then back up and then back down hill putt…so it would have been a great 2putt). The nice thing for Kuchar, which has not been a regular thing on the PGA Tour this year, he could have 3 putted the last hole for a victory.
The Dread Pirate Fowler also had a great Sunday round: with 6 birdies (including 16 and 17) Rickie was a force to be reckoned with on Sunday, and he really loves Sawgrass (at least he plays like he loves the layout of the course). Rickie did have some up and downs, with a double and two bogies on his score card, with the most costly one being the bogey on 15. He did play well, and missed about a 8 footer that hit a lot of the lip on the 72nd hole to put a ton of pressure on Kuch. All in all I am very impressed with Rickie: he gets his first tour win, then follows it up with a close 2nd and really the first chance at the fans receiving a back to back winner. I foresee many Players Championships in the years to come going to DPF (Dread Pirate Fowler).
I am very excited for the upcoming US Open which is only a few weeks away. Happy Mothers Day to all the golfing moms out there (and the moms in general), and it was great to see how many PGA Tour pros took the time to wear Pink on Sunday in honor of moms and to support the fight against breast cancer. Until Next time I am off to Nashville, I will blog about one course or another while I’m there.