When the Barclays was won by Heath Slocum,Now, on to this week’s summary:
Did it prove that the playoffs are hokum?
Beating Els, Woods, and Stricker
May make some fans sicker―
But who cares? We all saw Heath smoke ‘em!
There were many interesting things that could have influenced this week’s limerick, such as Tiger’s last-minute run up the leaderboard, the attempted upset runs by Jason Dufner and Dustin Johnson, Vijay’s failure to make the top 70 and Sergio’s strong finish to get in the BMW next week (it was good to see him smiling in the post-round interviews), and the late-round heroics of Padraig Harrington and Scott Verplank. We also saw some amazing putting exhibitions. There was a lot of good material from which to choose.
However, it was the atypical Monday finish that finally won out. Labor Day put me in mind of the play Love’s Labour’s Lost, which in turn put me in a classical, literary state of mind:
With a game that at times waxed ShakespeareanNext week… the BMW Championship.
On a course that could be Luciferean,
Though he’s been tempest-tossed,
His was no Labor lost―
Plus, it made Stricker’s wins trinitarian.