Chip-In’s & Chunks is a weekly feature that lays out the good and the bad from the weekend of golf. Do you have something I missed that should be included? Let us know below or let us know on Twitter @Front9Back9.
Another FedEx Cup playoff tournament has come and gone. We’re on to Atlanta and the TOUR Championship, where $10 million is up for grabs and nobody cares about the winner unless the winner is also the FedEx Cup winner.
This past weekend had several great chip-ins, but also had many chunks. Here are my six from the world of golf this past weekend.
Chip-Ins (The Good)
Billy Horschel Comes Back to Win BMW Championship
Billy Horschel moved to 2nd place in the FedEx Cup points race with one more tournament to play. Supposedly if you’re in the top-5, you control your own destiny. What was good about the win was Billy still had a chance the previous week in Boston before chunking his shot into the 18th in the final round. It’s Billy-Ho’s second win on Tour and puts him in great position to take home $10 million next week at East Lake.
Keegan Bradley Withdraws to “Protect the Field”
I didn’t know whether to include this in the chip-ins section, or the chunks section. A couple hours after Phil Mickelson WD’d again from a tournament, word came down Keegan had WD’d as well. I had some rather rude comments on Twitter about it. Come to find out, Bradley might have WD’d because of a potential rules violation. He says he needs to “protect the field” for now. The drop was deemed playable by the onsite rules official, so I don’t know what really happen. For now, I am going to give Keegan the benefit and say it was a good call for him to withdraw.
Chunks (The Bad)
Phil Mickelson Withdraws Again
Phil withdrew from the BMW Championship in the dead of night after his piss poor 76 in the second round. This would be Phil’s THIRD WD this year. He needs to rest or something for the Ryder Cup, which is in 2 ½ weeks. He flew home and released a statement early Saturday morning about his WD. The move was a terrible decision in my opinion and I am now on a mission to everyone how much you’re a fool for falling for Phil’s thumbs-up BS all the time.
Rory McIlroy 4-Putts the Same Green Two Days in a Row
You don’t see this many times from PGA Tour pros. But when you do, it’s awesome. Rory McIlroy 4-putted the same green on Saturday and Sunday, then sent out a Tweet about it. Maybe I should put this up in the chip-ins section because it was pretty good. Either way, it was bad for his game.