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Monday, November 1, 2021

The Limerick Summary: 2021 Butterfield Bermuda Championship

Winner: Lucas Herbert

Around the wider world of golf: Bronte Law won the Dubai Moonlight Classic on the LET; and Tomoyo Ikemura won the ISPS HANDA Gatsu-n to tobase Tour tournament on the Japan Golf Tour.

Lucas Herbert with Bermuda trophy

The Caribbean weather wasn't kind to my Twofer Tuesday picks. I had Matt Fitzpatrick (T30) and Garrick Higgo (T34). Garrick was in the Top10 until the bad weather got him on Sunday. C'est la vie.

  • Top10s: 1 for 12 (1 Top10)
  • Winners: 0 for 6

It's the shortest golf course on the PGA Tour... and apparently the toughest one to get a tee time for. The weather kept players from even arriving in Bermuda on time. Then it kept them from getting practice rounds at the Port Royal Golf Course. Then it kept stopping and starting play.

And when it was all over, Lucas Herbert had his first-ever PGA Tour victory. All it took was a 2-under round of 69 on Sunday. Four birdies, two bogeys and a whole lot of heart. The Aussie said he actually enjoys tough weather -- something he shares with Patrick Reed who, with Danny Lee, finished a single shot back -- and no one is going to doubt his word after getting it done in the final round weather.

With his one-year Tour card now safely bumped up to a multi-year one, Lucas can start preparing his game for Augusta. (Hey, it's never too early!) And of course he gets a shiny new Limerick Summary to seal the deal!

In Bermuda, golf’s short battlezone
Posed a challenge that made the field groan.
Wind and rain ruled the day,
So to say that Luke’s play
Was amazing is not overblown.

The photo came from this page at pgatour.com.

3 comments:

  1. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard to hear someone claim that Bermuda is in the Caribbean when one look at a map clearly says otherwise. The wild, unpredictable weather there is because it's out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, closer to where you are in North Carolina than anywhere in the Caribbean.
    Yesterday was my first day back at work after my second rotator cuff surgery in six months, so I'm a little behind the curve with the other winners in Asia this week. Hinaku Shibuno beat Seon Woo Bae on the first playoff hole to win the Mitsubishi Electric Hisako Higuchi Ladies Golf on the JLPGA. In Korea Hyo Joo Kim won the SK Networks Seokyung Ladies Classic on the KLPGA.

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    1. I just can't seem to shake the idea the Bermuda is in the Caribbean, IC. I can't tell you when the thought got stuck in my mind but I don't seem to be able to lose it. Perhaps the powers that be could just pretend they're in the Caribbean so I'll stop embarrassing myself. ;-)

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    2. Hmmm... Maybe it would help if they stopped using Caribbean names on their island. Talk to them about that, would you? ;-D

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