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Monday, May 31, 2021

The Limerick Summary: 2021 Charles Schwab Challenge

Winner: Jason Kokrak

Around the wider world of golf: Alex Cejka made his first two Champions Tour wins both majors by winning the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship; Cameron Young won the Evans Scholars Invitational on the Korn Ferry Tour; Ally Ewing won the Bank of Hope LPGA Match-Play over Sophia Popov; Min Lee won the Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship on the Symetra Tour; Bernd Wiesberger defended at the Made in HimmerLand on the ET; Juvic Pagunsan won the Gate Way To The Open Mizuno Open on the Japan Golf Tour; Shingo Ito won the Taiheiyo Club Challenge Tournament on the Abema TV Tour (that's also part of the Japan Golf Tour); and Lucie Malchirand won the Ladies Italian Open on the LET. [In addition, Minami Katsu won the JLPGA's Resort Trust Ladies; Han Sol Ji won the KLPGA's E1 Charity Open; and Kyung-jun Moon won the KPGA's KB Financial Live Championship. Thanks, IC!]

Jason Kokrak hoists the CSC trophy and wears the Tartan jacket

Finally! My Twofer Tuesday picks this week were Abraham Ancer (T14) and Jordan Spieth (2). Ancer had a great weekend although he was too far back after the cut, but Jordan managed to card a Top5 despite his struggles. I'll take it!

  • Top10s: 12 for 44 (8 Top5s, 4 other Top10)
  • Winners: 0 for 21 events

Jordan may have spent most of the week behind smoke and mirrors, but it was enough to beat almost everybody in the field.

Almost everybody. Jason Kokrak's confidence is riding high -- even Jordan mentioned it post-round -- and he decided that if he couldn't be the crowd favorite, he could at least steal his thunder.

On Sunday that's exactly what he did. Neither player had a great final round -- Jordan shot 73 and Jason a 70 -- but it was enough to give Jason a two-stroke win. He smiled all the way to the winner's circle, as 'underdog' winners are wont to do.

It was also enough to make him the third two-time winner this season behind Stewart Cink and Bryson DeChambeau. But best of all, it gave him his second Limerick Summary of the season. Now THAT'S heady company!

He wasn’t the favorite to win
But Jason’s on top once again!
He took Jordan down
Head-to-head that last round…
And he did it all with a big grin.

The photo came from this page at pgatour.com.

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