I hate when the PGA Tour does this. I understand it, but I hate it. As coverage of the FedEx St. Jude Classic starts right now on CBS, I already know who wins. Why would I sit around and watch it for the rest of the afternoon like I had planned on doing. Tee times were pushed up and the guys are playing threesomes today all due to the fact thunderstorms are moving into Memphis later this afternoon. With the U.S. Open at Olympic Club starting next week, they can’t take the chance of having to try and finish on Monday.
Dustin Johnson fired a final round 66 to win by one stroke over John Merrick. It was only his second tournament back after taking some time off due to a drug suspension, errrrr, I mean injury– and it looks as though he is in top form as he heads out to San Francisco.
Rory McIlroy, who I thought yesterday was going to win, fired a 69 to finish three shots back of Johnson. He must have really fallen apart, because right now on CBS he is leading the tournament at 9-under as he hits one in the water on #12. Sure enough, looking at his scorecard, he was 3-over on the final seven holes.
It’s good to see DJ back in the winner’s circle and I am interested to see if he can keep his good play up next week at Olympic Club.
Stay tuned later next week for my picks and predictions for the U.S. Open. Let me know who you think will be hoisting the trophy next Sunday. Hit me up on Twitter @Front9Back9.