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Wow!  The Honda Classic proved to be a fantastic tournament yet again.  Saturday started with promise for a star studded finish.  Sergio Garcia was paired with Adam Scott in the second to last group.  Good buddies being coached by Butch Harmon, Jimmy Walker and Rickie Fowler were the final pairing.

Jimmy and Rickie fed off each other, as friends usually do when on the course.  Only problem was that they weren’t feeding each other positive energy.  It all started when Jimmy was introduced as Jimmy Fowler (YouTube clip below).  Jimmy went on to shoot a 9 over, 79.  Rickie’s couldn’t gain any momentum either, carding 4 bogeys, unlike his first 2 rounds that didn’t yield a single bogey.  Rickie ended with 74, 5 shots off the lead.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0B3mrVcj5A

Walker and Fowler’s poor Saturday play left the door open for Garcia and Scott.  And they capitalized. Sergio shot a 3 under 67, while Scott managed to shoot 66, despite a quadruple bogey at 15 (YouTube Clip below).   Scott was able to focus on the positives and carry confidence into Sunday (let me know when you card a quad bogey and shoot in the 60s). He attacked the pin on 12, which hugged water short and right.  His caddy pleaded for it to ‘be right’ in the air and Scott just said, “It is”.  The ball caught a small chunk of land right of the pin and settled 12 feet from the hole.  Later on, Sergio trickled in a putt on 18, meaning Scott had to sink his 3 footer to win.  Scott congratulated Sergio on his putt and promptly drained his own without taking a practice stroke.  You’d never guess Scott was forced to change his putting grip just 3 months prior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4viMgaWeHXI

Scott won but PGA National really stole the show.  Holes 15-18, known as the Bear Trap, yielded so many big numbers.  It also caught NBC off guard as they didn’t censor Shane Lowry’s reaction to a blocked tee shot (YouTube Clip below).  What Fore Fun likes about this incident is not the choice words, but Lowry’s response via Twiter: “So I said a bad word.. Shoot me!”.   So, we had to pick Shane this week at Doral.  Trump’s course.  How fitting for GOP debate week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkX_OR2oINQ

Cheers!