Why couldn't Tom Watson have hit his approach into 18 like that??
That was certainly the unexpected, once Harrington went all Roy McEvoy on that par 3, it looked like a clear path, once the "back 9 on a major Sunday" pressure got to Yang, but he never folded. A great boon to Asian golf, I'm sure.
Although for watching purposes, it might have been nice if someone could have made a putt on those greens today. Watching the leaders try to par their way around to win is what you expect in a US Open, seemed that all the heroics for this championship came Saturday.
It seemed like the two of them switched bodies. Yang was the one making the Tiger-esque clutch putts, close saves from bunkers and uber-shots (the chip-in, the great approach shot on 18) to deflate the opposition, and Tiger was the one who couldn't make a putt to save his life and got a bunch of bad bounces in and around the greens.
Angel Cabrera, Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink and Y.E. Yang. If you went to Vegas on these four being your major champions of 2009, you're a billionaire today.
Kirk, crackers are a family food. Happy families. Maybe single people eat crackers, we don't know. Frankly, we don't want to know. It's a market we can do without.
I can understand Couture's retirement--he'd been at it for a decade, he was fighting over 40 during the biggest youth explosion in the sport, he had just been outright knocked out for the first time in his career, he was going through a divorce, etc.