Off the Tee: 2015 PGA Championship Recap
It was a big weekend for both Jason Day and Jordan Spieth at the PGA Championship in Wisconsin, as Day notched his first major win, while Spieth climbed to the top of the golf rankings for the first time in his brief career. Former #1's Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods were also in the headlines at Whistling Straits, Rory for his comeback from injury, Tiger for his continued poor play.
In this edition of "Off The Tee" with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf Blog, we talk about all of that and so much more. Here are some of the headlines:
- Jason Day wins the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in record fashion. Joel says it was only a matter of time before Day won his first major. Day's back story is compelling, as is his relationship with his caddy.
- With a second place finish, Jordan Spieth takes over as the #1 player in the world. Joel says this will go down as one of the best performances in a season by a single player.
- Rory McIlroy finished 17th in his first event back after missing six weeks with an ankle injury. Joel says there were reasons for optimism for the state of Rory's game.
- Dustin Johnson's chances of winning the event were dashed on the very first hole Sunday, when Johnson carded an eight after needing four shots to get out of a bunker. Joel says Johnson's final round was all the more impressive when you consider what he did after that meltdown.
- Bubba Watson made a mountain of an anthill and had a testy exchange with the PGA rules official. Joel says Bubba had nothing to complain about.
- Tiger Woods missed the cut at a major for the third straight time. Joel says whatever Tiger is doing isn't working.
- A number of fans were less than impressed by CBS' coverage of the event. The biggest complaint? Not enough golf. Joel says CBS missed some important story lines.
- The season-ending FedEx Cup playoffs begin next week with the Barclays Tournament. Joel says there are other players beside McIlroy, Spieth, and Day to keep an eye on.
- Tommy Vining of Sioux Falls wins the South Dakota Men's Amateur Championship at Broadland Creek Golf Course in Huron. Joel says it may be just the beginning for the Sioux Falls native.
Listen to my complete interview with Joel here: