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Monday, August 5, 2019

The Limerick Summary: 2019 Wyndham Championship

Winner: J.T. Poston

Around the wider world of golf: JLPGA rookie Hinako Shibuno stunned the LPGA with her win at the AIG Women's British Open (and Jin Young Ko won the Annika Major Award); Zac Blair won the Ellie Mae Classic on the Korn Ferry Tour; Taylor Pendrith won the 1932byBateman Open on the Mackenzie Tour; Jeong-Woo Ham won the TI Challenge in Tojonomori on the Japan Golf Tour; and NHL referee Garrett Rank won the Western Amateur.

J.T. Poston hoists the Wyndham trophy

Here at the end of the season my Twofer Tuesday picks are improving. I picked Collin Morikawa (T31) to win and Billy Horschel (T6) to Top10. I missed on Collin but Viktor Hovland finished 4th, proving at least I was right in thinking one of the new guys would play well.
  • Winners: 2 for 31
  • Place well (Top10): 15 for 31 (9 Top5s, 6 more Top10s)
  • Overall Top10s: 26 of 62 (14 Top5s, 12 more Top10s)
But the best player -- by a long shot -- was J.T. Poston. All the North Carolina boy did was go record-crazy by shooting an 8-under 62 on Sunday, tying Stenson's two-year-old tournament record of 22-under 258, and becoming the first player since Lee Trevino in 1974 to win a 72-hole stroke-play event on the Tour without a single bogey or worse all week. It added up to his first PGA Tour win.

Players generally tend to be optomists, otherwise they don't last long under the grind. But even he didn't see all that coming.

I really don't have anything to add to this Limerick Summary. It was a week for crazy good play -- just look at what Hinako Shibuno did at the Women's Open (and she needed every bit of it) -- and Poston's amazing performance was just more of the same. I'll just add this Limerick Summary to his pile of prizes and congratulate my home boy for getting it done.
A magical week for J.T.!
For four rounds he went bogey-free
On his way to the win—
It’s the best that he’s been—
And he hopes he’s as good the next three.
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