Okay, so there was plenty of compelling golf being played all over the world yesterday. The Euro Tour is in Spain being hosted by Miguel Angel Jimenez. The ladies of The LPGA are in California with Michelle Wie lurking two strokes off the lead. The flat bellies of PGA Tour are at Arnie’s place in Orlando with a leader board stacked with major winners. Davis and Ernie share the lead with DJ Trahan and Ben Curtis at -7 but Phil and Goose are only one back. It should be an exciting weekend at Bay Hill. But yesterday’s real show stopper was not any of those tournaments.
The real star of yesterday’s cornucopia of golf on The Golf Channel was the Punta Espada Golf Club in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. The Champions Tour is making their annual trip to The Dominican for The Cap Cana Championship and it’s easy to see why they love it so much. That course looks absolutely amazing. So many holes are right on the ocean, I mean right on the ocean. These guys are getting splashed from the crashing surf they are so close.
Jack Nicklaus really used as much coastline as he could and the result was an absolutely captivating layout. If you watched any of the coverage you saw all the pros spending as much time staring at the breathtaking views as they were lining up their putts. Watch as Tom Kite birdies the very challenging thirteenth hole. His playing partner is doing what all the guys did all day, watch the waves crash on the rocks and revel in the magnificence of the islands.