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Monday, June 12, 2017

The Limerick Summary: 2017 FedEx St. Jude Classic

Winner: Daniel Berger

Around the wider world of golf: Ariya Jutanugarn got her first win of the season at the Manulife LPGA Classic; Dylan Frittelli won the Lyoness Open on the ET; Brandt Jobe won the Principal Charity Classic on the Champions Tour; Stephan Jaeger won the Rust-Oleum Championship on the Tour; Max Rottluff won the Bayview Place Cardtronics Open on the Mackenzie Tour - PGA TOUR Canada; Tee-K Kelly won the Puerto Plata DR Open on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica; Prayad Marksaeng won the 18th Starts Senior Golf Tournament on the Asian Tour; and Kendall Dye won the Four Winds Invitational on the Symetra Tour.

Daniel Berger kisses St. Jude trophy

I mean no disrespect to Daniel Berger by any means. It's tough to win at all, let alone defend a title.

But it was really anticlimactic, wasn't it?

Daniel wasn't even being seriously considered part of the story on Sunday at the FedEx St. Jude Classic. He started so far back that he finished nearly an hour before the leaders did. But, as I noted yesterday, St. Jude is the Patron Saint of Hope and Impossible Causes. Daniel was three shots back to start the day, with a number of players between him and the leaders.

He hacked his way around the first hole, looking more like a greenskeeper than a player. But then he chipped in for par from nearly 26 feet. Hope, you say? Impossible causes, you say?

A bogey-free 66 gave him a one-shot victory over the favorites. And as he noted in his interview after the round, he's now one-for-one in playoffs... and that's pretty good!

There was one other thing he said after his round that I thought was very interesting:
"We hear a lot about the young guns and about the Justin Thomases and Jordan Spieths, but I feel like I kind of get forgotten a little bit. I'm pretty good, so I'm just going to try and keep doing my thing and see if I can't get a few more."
Yes, Daniel, you ARE pretty good. Perhaps you won't be forgotten so quickly from now on. And with the US Open happening this week, you certainly picked a good time to grab some attention!

Will Daniel win the US Open? I don't know. Will he even be a favorite? I don't know that either. But I know he's just picked up another Limerick Summary, and I share Daniel's -- and perhaps St. Jude's -- hope that he can grab a few more:
Daniel won it again, back-to-back,
Though he waited an hour for the pack
To perceive what he'd done.
Now he's gone one-for-one—
He's a title defense crackerjack!
The photo came from the tournament page at

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