The Cruelest Mistress

Sergio Garcia US Open Drama
‘Golf Drama’ fit for the big screen.

Theres something lovely and warming when you watch bloopers.

When they happen in sports however, it’s somehow even more enjoyable.

Golf has long had the serious tag, but watch it and you’ll understand that there is peril at every turn. Even if you are a pro.

It might not seem like it is the most thrilling sport to watch but we have been treated to some real treats this year at the Majors.

The run-in was unreal but there as still a small dose of what was to come during the earlier rounds.

Step forward Sergio Garcia. Needing to make a move to have a chance of victory, the Spaniard chipped onto the green with what seemed to me like an almost perfect shot.

The ball then hit the flag and bounced back, rolling all the way back to Garcia’s feet.

A shot lost and no progress made. Sounds like a few of my rounds.

Then we had the Sunday madness.

Hashtag Drama…

Entering the back nine it was incredibly tight at the top.

Players were making moves from the early starters and putting pressure on the overnight leaders.

Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau all showed their class to come steaming up the leaderboard, all leading the tournament at one stage during the fourth round.

Then the US Open delivered what it delivers best – drama.

All three slowly saw their challenges implode in the space of a hole or two.

Jon Rahm, the eventual winner, played steady golf which still saw flashes of brilliance and almost disaster.

He benefited from a free drop on the ninth hole too. A wayward drive saw him almost go out of bounds but as a result was allowed a free drop. He turned that into a birdie.

He ended a final round of a Major with two birdies for the first time in his career. Those ended up giving him the victory.

Louis Oosthuizen was leading before the Rahm charge and in true US Open fashion it was a tense run in.

Hole number 17, now trailing Rahm by one, the South African found trouble and bogeyed.

An eagle on 18 would force a playoff. He could only achieve a birdie.

It was true drama on Sunday.

What an advertisement for golf.

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