PURKEY: PEERING INTO RORY’S FUTURE
VOLUME 3 ISSUE 33
Sergio Nears Ryder Cup Berth
The Ben Kohles Phenomenon
Complete U.S. Amateur Coverage
As pots of gold at the end of metaphorical
rainbows go, winning the U.S. Amateur is
about as good as it gets.
To the victor go spoils money can’t
buy: a spot in the U.S. Open, a customary
invite to The Masters, a berth in the Open
Championship and, perhaps best of all,
your name on a trophy already etched with
Jones, Ouimet, Palmer, Nicklaus, Woods and
Mickelson, just to name a few.
Rail-thin Steven Fox, a putting savant from
Tennessee, was 2 down with two to play against
Californian Michael Weaver on Sunday in
Denver. He won the next three holes.
“Dream come true,” Fox said.
Weaver, who did everything but win, will be
excused if he wakes up screaming for nights
Meanwhile in North Carolina, Sergio
Garcia’s dream of returning to the European
Ryder Cup roster had to wait for another day.
Rain forced postponement of the conclusion
of the Wyndham Championship and 54-hole
leader Garcia had to put off until this morning
the chase for his first U.S. win in four years.
A victory virtually would assure him an
automatic spot on countryman and European
captain Jose Maria Olazábal’s 12-man Ryder
Cup team that will face the Americans late
next month at Medinah near Chicago.
A meltdown probably means he will be a
captain’s pick anyway. After all, the refurbished
Garcia is 14-6-4 lifetime in Ryder Cup play.
By way of comparison, not one of the eight
Americans currently on Davis Love’s team has
a career winning record in the Ryder Cup.