Watney’s Big Comeback

Nick Watney Birdies to Win

The game plan for many NFL coaches is to hang around and keep the score close into the fourth quarter and then march down the field for the winning score. Note to Mike Tomlin: if you are missing your playbook, check with Nick Watney, he may have snatched it.

Watney was in the last group but five strokes behind at the start of play. He shot a one under 35 on the front to keep hanging around. He watched John Rollins and Camilo Villegas post a pair of 37’s on the front nine. Watney kept his card clean on the back nine. As Rollins started to fade with bogeys on twelve and fourteen, Watney was making a move with a birdie on thirteen. You have to feel for Rollins, he bogeyed three holes on the back to open the door for Watney. It’s tough to take a lead to the house.

Watney made his charge with an emphatic 38 foot birdie from the fringe on sixteen. He was able to hit the eighteenth green in two while Rollins could not. After a two put birdie, the comeback was complete. Watney birdied two of the last three, and that rivals any fourth quarter comeback. Watch Watney’s long bomb.


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