Re: PGA Final Round Thread
It's amazing what luck has to do with it. All 3 men played great, but Harrington was the luckiest at the end. There is no way he should've made par on #18 after his 2nd shot. Pure luck. The rough was nasty all week and somehow his ball sits up to allow him to hit the green in three.
Curtis' shot on #17 got a big bounce, which was a little unlucky, but not entirely. Harrington and Sergio held that green because they're stronger players and were able to hit a higher shot with more spin.
As for Sergio. I really thought he was going to win after he birdied the first. Then he eagled the 2nd and I thought it was a lock. He played so well today and then missed the one putt he couldn't allow himself to miss: the 4-footer on #17. You just can't miss that putt and win a major. Tiger would make that putt 100% of the time. So would Nicklaus. But Sergio couldn't do it.
All in all, it was a great tournament until the last hole. It irritated that Harrington was able to make par from where he was and Sergio and Curtis had no chance to tie. It took all the drama out too soon.
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