As we're warming up and so is the PGA tour as we head to the years first major, I feel its necessary too highlight what stuck out from the week that was. There were a few things like Saturday's crazy sock day and a birdie barraged weekend Let's start with the rain delay as the weather has been the story for most part since new years and the Tournament of Champions at Kapallua. Did you really think we could get through Sunday without one? Anyway, after the short break (almost 4 hrs.) D.A. Points (-16) was able to come out and hold off a charging pack which included names like Stenson(-15), Horschel(-15) and Johnson(-14). Points proved his win at Pebble as no fluke with a crucial birdie on seventeen and a par save on the final hole, that wasn't assisted by Carl Spackler. but makes me wish it was so we can get more clips like this!
Henrik Stenson who may not have won the tournament looks like he won the right to drive down Magnolia lane in two weeks with his six under 66. Billy Horschel who finish T2 tied Stenson with a 66 as well, it has to be pointed out he's becoming a player to watch. And my new favourite peacock (also my new favourite term of the week, thanks GQ) Dustin Johnson with the day's low round of seven under 65, has to be added to the short list of masters contenders. After what seemed like a mid season slump, can you blame the guy if your not distracted dating @PaulinaGretzky there's something wrong with you!! bonus points for following her on twitter too.
Now for the bogeys of the week it's tough to say Charles Howell III(-11) didn't put up a fight but with a 66 and finishing T10, unfortunately as we know this game is a cure mistress and it looks like we won't be making the trip for that small golf thingy in his hometown of Augusta, Georgia. That might be an easier pill to shallow then the bottle Geoff Ogilvy must be drowning in right now after missung the cut with rounds of 73-79. He's due to fall outside the magic 50 on the OWGR, which he was projected to be inside of had he taken the week off. As for world #2 Rory McIlroy we'll wait until next week to pass judgment,
So this week the tournament within the tournament was Saturdays Crazy Sock Day inspired by the real George Bush who knew he was so stylish and I'll let you guys pick the winner.
P.S= In case you missed it #duffering happened