The season long run for the Fed Ex Cup ended on Sunday with high drama. Bill Haas took home the $10 million bonus along with a $1.44 million check for winning the Tour Championship on the third playoff hole by extending the playoff after a ballsy par save on the second playoff hole.
Even after the amazing par save from the edge of the water hazard on the 17th hold in sudden death, Haas put his tee shot on the par-3 18th in the center of the green, while Hunter Mahan put it in the front bunker again. Hunter had his chances. On the first playoff hole after regulation, Mahan watched Haas put his tee shot wide right of the green. Mahan then failed to hit the green himself and they both moved to the second playoff hole with pars. On the second playoff hole Haas proceed to put it in the right fairway bunker and Mahan piped it down the middle. This is when Haas put his second shot on the edge of the water hazard and Mahan aimed for center of the green and had a 25 footer for birdie. Haas then hit one hell of a splash bunker shot within two feet to save par. Haas ended up winning by saving par on the third playoff hole after knocking in a 5-6 footer for par.
It was a great finish and the PGA Tour had my attention while the Packers and Bears were playing on the other channel, so I am interested to see what kind of ratings the PGA Tour got for the final event of the Fed Ex Cup. I am just curious to see if this took away any viewers away from the NFL, because it sure had my attention.
Oh by-the-way, Tiger Woods picked a new caddie… More on this to come later.