Topgolfgears Morning 9: Mother Nature leads BMW Champ | Spieth in trouble? | DJ & Paulina split?
1. Mother Nature wins BMW Championship
It ain’t over yet, but Mother Nature has had her way with Aronomink. After a total washout Sunday, the pros will give it another go today. With more of the wet stuff expected to hit the already saturated course, there’s a real possibility the tournament could either be shortened to 54 holes or finish Tuesday, depending on how many players finish their final rounds, Monday.
Mike McAllister, PGA Tour...”Depending on how quickly the course can dry up, a window of weather opportunity exists Monday between approximately 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. Even if the final round isn’t completed Monday, PGA TOUR regulations state that the tournament will extend to Tuesday if at least half the field can finish their rounds on Monday.”
Geoff Shackelford had an interesting take/reminder…“Let’s establish three very simple facts:–Rain rarely occurs in California from May through October—When a golf tournament is played in California, it finishes in prime time for more than half the country and garners a much bigger rating, no matter who is contending–Golf is played outdoors. It is much better when rain does not interfere with the proceedings.
Ok, technically I’ve presented four simple facts.
2. Bubble anxiety
How will they even sleep?!
Also notable: If no more holes are played and Justin Rose wins, he’ll reportedly become the new World No. 1
3. Fitzmagic redux
My dear friend, John Huggan, wrote about Matthew Fitzpatrick’s determined performance to take the European Masters.
4. Spieth in trouble?
Spieth could find himself in a tough, and potentially expensive, position if the BMW Championship doesn’t go another round-or if it does, and the Texan plays poorly.
5. Football coach Furyk
Golfweek’s Forecaddie looks at the U.S. Ryder Cup captain (a diehard Pittsburgh Steelers fan) through the prism of football coachdom.
6. Rumor mill: DJ & Paulina Edition
Do we care? Should we care? Is it our business?
Probably. Probably not. No.
No official word from anyone, of course.
7. A Swedish flavor at the Ladies French
BBC Report…”Sweden’s Caroline Hedwall carded a bogey-free final round of nine-under par 62 to win the Ladies French Open by two shots.”
8. Identical twins for the win!
How about this? A pair of identical Danes led their team to WATC title.
9. A Nicklaus-designed (mini) golf course
Neil Sagebiel at Armchair Golf Blog had this bit.
One can assume a left-to-right bank shots are favored…