Just gonna start this off with a little football talk. Jesus Christ what a game. Down 28-3, the Patriots never quit, with Tom Brady playing his mind out in the fourth quarter, and even converting two 2-point conversions to tie the game. In the first ever overtime in a Super Bowl, the Patriots marched down the field, and won the game on a 2-yard run. Just unbelievable. Tom Brady is officially the unquestioned GOAT now, don’t @ me.
Ok, ok, back to golf. Exactly the same as last year, Hideki Matsuyama won the Waste Management Open on the fourth playoff hole, the 17th hole. Last year he won over Rickie Fowler after Rickie refused to lay up on the 17th in both regulation and the playoff, and went into the water twice. This year, Hideki took down Webb Simpson, who fired the low round of the day with a 7-under 64, including birdies on 17 and 18 just to get into the playoff. Both Simpson and Matsuyama eagles the par-5 third hole, and they also both made birdies on the par-5 15th. 54-hole leader Byeong Hun An made the turn at -2 for the round and -18 for the tournament, but made 4 bogeys on the back nine and finished in 6th place. Phil Mickelson also made waves on the front nine, going 4-under and a cumulative -14 before falling apart on the back nine and finishing -10 and in a tie for 16th. Jordan Spieth had another decent Sunday and finished T9th, a third consecutive top-10 to begin 2017. The Tour heads to Pebble Beach next week for the AT&T Pro-Am. The field includes Jason Day, Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson, Patrick Reed, and Jordan Spieth. My Pick: Spieth gets his first win of 2017, and his sponsor AT&T launches a million ads about him winning their title event. A marketing gold mine.
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