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Monday, May 6, 2019

The Limerick Summary: 2019 Wells Fargo Championship

Winner: Max Homa

Around the wider world of golf: Sei Young Kim won the LPGA MEDIHEAL Championship; Mikko Korhonen won the Volvo China Open on the ET; Scott McCarron won the Insperity Invitational on the Champions Tour; Robby Shelton won the Nashville Golf Open on the Web.com Tour; Cristóbal Del Solar won the Puerto Plata Open on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica; Katsumasa Miyamoto won The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour; Taehee Lee won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship on the Asian Tour; and Nuria Iturrios won back-to-back tournaments, winning this week at the OMEGA Dubai Moonlight Classic on the LET.

Max Homa hoists the Wells Fargo trophy

My Tuesday Twofer picks did a bit better this week. I picked Rickie Fowler (T4) to win and Rory McIlroy (T8) to Top10. Rickie put on a run, albeit too late, but Rory continued to struggle on Sundays -- which is why I didn't pick him to win. Hopefully both players will get things figured out soon.
  • Winners: 2 for 18
  • Place well (Top10): 10 for 18 (5 Top5 finish, 5 more Top10s)
  • Overall Top10s: 20 of 36 (10 Top5s, 10 more Top10s)
But I confess that the Wells Fargo, despite being just a couple of hours from my home, wasn't my first concern this Sunday. Within minutes of the suspension of play due to lightning, I was on my way to watch Avengers:Endgame with friends. (Spoiler alert: The Avangers won.) But Max Homa had a three-stroke lead when I left, and I felt pretty good about his chances.

After all, despite how rarely he's had a chance like this on the PGA Tour, he showed no inclination to start going backward. And but for a bogey on 16 -- highly understandable, given the Green Mile -- he did just what I expected.

Plus he did it without Infinity Stones or a gauntlet. Pretty impressive, if you ask me.

Lightning delays have been far too frequent on all the tours lately, and the fact that Max dealt with them so professionally bodes well for him going forward. In fact, now that he's in the PGA Championship, I can't help but wonder if lightning might strike twice for the newest PGA Tour winner.

At any rate, Limerick Summaries carry no danger of lightning strikes, so there will be no delay getting it ready for him. In fact, here it is, right now!
In his battle for first, down the stretch
At Quail Hollow, Max still wasn’t vexed
When a lightning delay
Caused a stoppage of play—
Now, could Bethpage be where he strikes next?
The photo came from this page at newsok.com.

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