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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Limerick Summary: 2020 Workday Charity Classic

Winner: Collin Morikawa

Around the wider world of golf: Marc Warren won the Austrian Open on the ET; Mardy Fish won the American Century Championship; David Lipsky won the TPC San Antonio Challenge on the Korn Ferry Tour; Joo Hyung Kim won the Gunsan Open on the KPGA; and the KLPGA's IS Dongseo Busan Open is expected to finish Monday due to bad weather. (Thanks to IC for the Korean updates.)

Collin Morikawa with the Workday trophy and a milkshake

As well as my Twofer Tuesday picks did last week, they struggled this week. I had Patrick Cantlay (T7) and Brooks Koepka (MC). I called Brooks a flier and he played like one this week -- unpredictably. Patrick put up a great Sunday round to grab that Top10 for me.
  • Top10s: 15 for 30 (6 Top5, 9 other Top10s)
  • Winners: 1 for 15 events
Collin Morikawa is now in the strange position of having more wins than missed cuts, having missed his first pro cut just two weeks ago but grabbing his second win this week. And he got that win in a shootout with Justin Thomas that went into three holes of overtime.

Viktor Hovland spiced up the battle on the front nine until two back nine bogeys ended his chances pretty early. But Morikawa and Thomas -- wow! It was back-and-forth all day with JT leading to start, Collin surging past as JT struggled in the first part of the round, then JT returning the favor in the middle, and Collin finishing strong on the final three holes (-1 VS JT's +2) to force the playoff.

And the battle didn't stop there. The high point was the two birdies on the first playoff hole -- JT from 50 feet, Collin from 24 -- and the last two holes were just a question of who would blink first.

With a second tournament at Muirfield Village this coming week, you have to figure these two guys are the favorites. But for now, Collin Morikawa has the best of all worlds with his second win, his second Limerick Summary, and God only knows how many of those legendary milkshakes.
His week was uneven at best
But when, down the stretch, he was pressed
Collin pulled it together—
The prime time pacesetter
Who never once veered from his quest.
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1 comment:

  1. In normal years the KLPGA takes a few weeks off around this time of year, which is monsoon season in Korea. They of course don't have that luxury this year but the monsoon rains don't care about what we mortals are going through. This week's event was scheduled for 54 holes but the weather failed to cooperate. Since there's no tournament next week and there's no gallery to inconvenience they tried for a Monday finish but the rain didn't let up enough to allow a full 3rd round to be played, so they declared it official after 36 holes. Since 2 players were tied for the lead at -11 they did have to contest a playoff, which went 5 extra holes before Hyun Kyung Park secured her 2nd win of the year over Hee Jeong Lim.