A Clutch Weekend for the Winners
by Jeff Skinner
What a week for Carl Pettersson. He was lucky to be playing this weekend as he made the cut on the number at The RBC Canadian Open. So what does he do on Saturday? He goes out and blisters the course with a course record score of 60. On Sunday with a little help from Dean Wilson’s two over par round Pettersson is left holding the trophy and a check for $918,000. He also is this week’s poster boy for the GWG Club. That’s “Guys With Guts”. Go Carl!
Talk about clutch; then talk about Richard S Johnson on the eighteenth green at The Nordea Scandinavian Masters. Tied with Rafa Echenique at ten under, Johnson sank a 30 foot putt to win in his homeland an take home his second European Tour win.
At Carnoustie an excited Bernhard Langer celebrated his Senior British Open win over Ryder Cup Captain Corey Pavin. “I have always wanted to win the British Open,” Langer said. “I didn’t. Now this (Senior British Open) is the next best thing.” I think Pavin is trying to keep busy before he has to deal with the difficult task of making his Captain’s Picks for the Ryder Cup Team.
Seven weeks ago Jiyai Shin had an emergency appendectomy. She’s a quick healer as she was playing two weeks later and yesterday she came from two strokes back to beat Morgan Pressel at The Evian Masters. When Pressel missed a birdie putt at the 17th she let a great chance to pull ahead slip by. Shin was able to sink her birdie at eighteen while Pressel’s slid by the left side of the hole. Shin also claimed the number one spot in The Rolex Rankings. Pressel had to settle for a share of second place.