Thursday, December 12, 2013
Morning Sentinel Staff
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Just think if he had gone to Chile.
Worst decision: Even with video evidence that his golf ball moved slightly as he tried to remove a twig, Woods maintained that it only oscillated. It was clear enough that he was given a two-shot penalty. Woods accepted the penalty. But in seven answers to the media, he insisted the ball didn't moved.
The question went from "What was he seeing?" to "What was he thinking?"
Best round: Jim Furyk at the BMW Championship became only the sixth player in PGA Tour history with a 59, and the only one to do it with a bogey on his card.
Best round by a winner: Phil Mickelson shot 66 on Sunday to win the British Open at Muirfield. Some call it the best closing round in a major. It would have to rank behind Jack Nicklaus' 65 at the 1986 Masters, and Johnny Miller's 63 at Oakmont. It was the best on Sunday at Muirfield, which is all that mattered to him.
Best shot: Justin Rose's 4-iron to the 18th at Merion to wrap up the U.S. Open. Too bad it didn't stay on the green, but that wasn't his fault.
Best putt: Adam Scott's 20-foot birdie on the 18th hole in regulation at the Masters.
Best advice: Steve Williams, the caddie for Adam Scott, who said before they walked off the green, "This isn't over yet." And it wasn't.
Best dressed: Condoleezza Rice. In a green jacket.
Best year: Arnold Palmer. He hosted a PGA Tour event at Bay Hill for the 35th year, and this time was able to stick around to see Woods win. His Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a playoff berth for the first time in 21 years. He celebrated his 84th birthday. And he had dinner with Kate Upton.