Weekend Winners: WM Phoenix Open & Omega Dubai Desert Classic
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed this Monday morning! After watching my Patriots get dominated for two quarters, I let Gaga serenade me into a beer/food-coma, shutting off the Super Bowl in the third quarter. Congrats, Falcons on the … Wait … What? Can’t believe it.
The 2017 Waste Management Phoenix Open drew in over 600 000 spectators last week breaking the records of years past. At 200 000 people on Saturday alone, this crushes the attendance for the Super Bowl which drew in 70 000 fans. Yes, an apples-to-oranges comparison based on ticket availability, ticket price and capacity of each venue but still fun to see our sport draw in such a huge crowd in comparison to one of the biggest games in the world.
Hideki Matsuyama grabbed his second win in a row at the Greenest Show on Grass after four playoff holes with Webb Simpson. Both guys were edging putts for-the-win until Webb three putted the final extra-hole and Matsu took the victory. The leaderboard was clustered at the top all day with Oosthueizen, Fowler and Spaun all within a couple shots. Great watching so much talent duke it out in the Arizona desert year after year and a big hand goes to the WM Phoenix Open organizers for their charitable, enviro-friendly and always exciting event!
From one desert to another, Dubai had it’s share of excitement after Tiger’s second tournament in his comeback was cut short due to back spasms. Sergio Garcia took the Omega Dubai Desert Classic by three strokes over Henrik Stenson to win his 12th Euro Tour tournament. Great to see the veteran Spaniard get a win early on in the season and we look forward to seeing him in the majors this year. Also, we absolutely loved watching Stenson pull a prank on the very focused Sergio coming down the stretch. Always fun to see the fellas messing around out there. Congrats to El Nino!