Skratch Awards - September 26
Welcome to the Skratch Awards, a celebration of everything that was great in golf this week.
Sweetest win - Rory McIlroy
Wow, wow, wow, wow, WOW!
If you’re into unbelievably epic finishes, then the final round of the TOUR Championship was the best day ever.
Sitting T3 heading into the final round, Rory McIlroy played fairly steady golf Sunday at East Lake (3 under). And then this happened …
Hole-out eagle on 16 put Rory one back of the lead. He would birdie 18 and shoot 64 to get to 12 under, tying him for the lead. This would good enough to be part of a three-way playoff against Ryan Moore and Kevin Chappell.
Chappell was eliminated after the first playoff hole, leaving Ryan and Rors to slug it out for the finale.
Moore looked rock solid until a thin chip left him a 17-footer for par, which he DRILLED.
However, it wouldn’t be enough. Rory drained the 14-foot birdie and the title was his ...
This win is the sweetest of the week for obvious reasons - $11M in the bank, going down in golf history, cementing yourself as an elite player once more. But coolest of all, well, this tweet pretty much says it all …
Most Fired-Up Reaction - Rory McIlroy
After holing out on 16:
Other nominee: Kevin Chappell
Biggest Break of the Week: Jason Millard
Best Drinking Hole - The 13th
Phoenix has 16
TPC Sawgrass has 17
The Scarlet Course has 13