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Monday, May 7, 2018

The Limerick Summary: 2018 Wells Fargo Championship

Winner: Jason Day

Around the wider world of golf: In a surprise to no one, Bernhard Langer won the Insperity Invitational on the Champions Tour; the Irish team of Paul Dunne and Gavin Moynihan won the GolfSixes tourney on the ET; Michael Buttacavoli won the BMW Jamaica Classic on the PGA TOUR Latinoamérica; Sung Hyun Park won the weather-shortened Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic; Elizabeth Szokol won the IOA Invitational on the Symetra Tour; and Sanghyun Park won the GS Caltex Maekyung Open Golf Championship on the Asian Tour. Charlie Saxon leads the Changsha Championship on the PGA Tour China but the finish has been delayed.

Jason Day and family with Wells Fargo trophy

After a fairly dominant win at the Wells Fargo Championship -- his second win of this calendar year, with both being on tough courses -- Jason Day had this to say about his game:
“I had no idea where the ball was going today, especially off the tee. I missed a lot of fairways, missed a lot of greens. My short game stood the test, which was nice. This was probably one of the best wins I’ve ever had just because of how hard everything was today.”
The stats bear him out. His Strokes Gained: Tee to Green stat for the week was pretty much zero, while his short game (if you'll pardon the pun) won the day for him.

Young Aaron Wise was the only player to really make a run at Day, and he was rewarded with second place for his efforts. After Day's consecutive bogeys on 13 and 14, Wise was tied with Day and believed he truly had a chance to win. But Day made a birdie on 16 and a near miraculous birdie on 17 after his shot hit the flag and stopped about three feet from the pin, and that spelled the end of the Wise Guy's dream.

With two wins and a runner-up finish just since late January -- and despite a swing that seems to have a mind of its own -- Jason Day seems poised to make some noise next week at THE PLAYERS and in the majors that follow close behind. While he may feel the need to clean up his game a bit, he's not having any problems cleaning up financially.

And with a third kid on the way, that's probably a good thing!

At any rate, the Limerick Summary isn't judgmental. It doesn't discriminate against players who don't know where their shots are headed. As long as the ball finds the cup in fewer shots than anyone else, it says, "Hey, buddy! Add me to your trophy collection as well!" In fact, I believe he now has one for all 12 of his PGA Tour wins. Well done, J-Day!
Jason’s ball didn’t know where to go;
Left or right? Fade or draw? High or low?
But his short game was stout
And it sure helped him out
Of the rough and up high in the dough!
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