by Jeff Skinner
Webb Simpson putted like a fiend down the stretch: long birdie on 18 in regulation and two clutch putts in the playoffs to give him his second PGA win.
Someone on the PGA Tour needs to let Simpson’s wife know to control herself while on camera and her husband’s opponent makes a poor play. That’s “bush league” for sure.
Adam Scott’s putting has certainly improved with his long putter. But that stance of his looks so uncomfortable.
You have to feel for Chez Reavie, he flew the green from 117 yards and his bogey cost him the tournament, but he handled the misfortune like a true sportsman.
Phil Mickelson says he is still learning the intricacies of his belly putter. He’s right but his short putting was much improved. It’s his touch on the longer putts that gave him trouble.
Chez Reavie smiled the whole day, even when he bogeyed 18 to lose the lead and fall into a tie with Webb Simpson.
Once again Rickie Fowler had a blow up round that put him out of the running. Maybe a few sessions with a mental guru is in order.
Bubba Watson said he would be nervous as he teed off with the lead and he was right. He talked himself right out of the contention.
It looked like his eagle on 18 was the only time Bubba was having fun all day.
Simpson is NBC’s Dream: he plays so slow they can get a bunch of commercials in and get back to the action and Simpson will still back off the ball a few more times.
Luks Donald continued to have an amazingly consistent season. This was is eleventh top ten in sixteen starts on the PGA Tour.
Ernie Els continues to scratch and claw his way through The Playoffs. His T16 gets him to the BMW Championship in two weeks.
Nick Watney takes an 11 on the second hole which included a two stroke penalty for slamming his club to the ground in disgust, in the hazard no less.
It doesn’t matter where or when Jerry Kelly is playing. He is loving life and it shows. He is giving Matt Kuchar a run for most smiles on tour.
It can’t be said any plainer than this: Webb Simpson is a slow player. It’s a good thing he is an American. If he was a foreigner I have a feeling those fans would be all over him, a la Sergio Garcia at Bethpage.