Around the wider world of golf: Ariya Jutanugarn won the LPGA Volvik Championship, becoming the first LPGA player ever to get her first three victories in three consecutive starts; Natalie Sheary won the W.B. Mason Championship on the Symetra Tour; Chris Wood won the BMW PGA Championship on the ET; Rocco Mediate won his first major, the Senior PGA Championship, on the Champions Tour; Dan McCarthy won the Freedom 55 Financial Open on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada; Martin Trainer won the Mazatlan Open on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica; Zecheng Dou won the United Investment Real Estate Wuhan Open on the PGA TOUR China; and Kyung-Tae Kim won the Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour. And in the amateur ranks, the University of Washington Huskies won the NCAA Women's National Golf Championship; Duke freshman Virginia Elena Carta won the 2016 NCAA Individual title; and the team of Benjamin Baxter and Andrew Buchanan won the U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
There were a few people who didn't want Jordan Spieth to win in Fort Worth. He didn't mind the ones who wanted friend and competitor Ryan Palmer to win. But some of them kept trying to remind him of that one bad hole at Augusta and, as he said, “there’s a little red-ass in me – and it came out on the next few holes.”
Sure enough, he went low on the back 9 with a 5-under 30. He ended up winning by five strokes.
Just for the record: All you folks who want to see Jordan lose? It's probably better not to poke him. He really doesn't take that too well!
Look, all golfers struggle. Despite Jordan's statements last year that he expected to play at that level all the time, it just doesn't happen to most players... Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods excepted, of course. But it does appear that he's getting back to where he's not making so many mental errors during his rounds, and that can spell trouble for his competitors. Most of the time, Jordan doesn't crash and burn unless his thinking gets a bit off.
At any rate, Jordan finally broke through to get a win in his home state of Texas, and it appears he's ready to start mixing it up with Jason Day and Rory McIlroy again. In the meantime, I decided to have a little fun with his Limerick Summary this week. That's because, while most things may be bigger in Texas, the list of words that rhyme with Texas isn't one of them:
So Spieth got his first win in TexasThe photo came from this page at golfchannel.com.
Without those bad shots that perplexed us.
He knocked off the rust
Our boy’s shown since Augusta—
No final-round big-number wreckses.