Quote of the day
"Walking up there, seeing the shot, it never once crossed my mind that I was in a sand trap. It was very unfortunate. The only worse thing that could have happened was if I had made the putt on that last hole." -- Golfer Dustin Johnson, who missed a playoff when he was assessed a 2-stroke penalty for grounding his club in an area that was deemed to be a bunker
I guess it could have been much worse for Dustin Johnson. The rules official could have kept silent after the completion of the round, and allowed Johnson to sign an incorrect scorecard. That would have disqualified him from the tournament, and probably knocked him off the Ryder Cup team – at least as an automatic qualifier.
Two GuruGolf teams tied for the top best ball score (-44) this weekend. Since this is a Major tournament and eligible for a GuruGolf prize, the winner is Smith32, based on the tiebreaker of the best price gain for the tournament. The top worst ball team was risa23 (+48)
In addition, now that all four Majors are completed, here are the winners of the Combined Majors prize:
I Need a Mulligan (best ball: -144)
BlueCrew (worst ball: +207)
Albert Pujols hit his 30th home run of the season yesterday, extending his record of seasons of 30+ home runs at the beginning of his career to ten. Overall, his numbers are down a bit this season versus recent years, but he’s still got to be in the running for MVP. In terms of fantasy points, he’s the only National Leaguer among the top three (with Miguel Cabrera and Josh Hamilton). If it’s not Pujols, who is it? He’s 2nd in OPS (marginally behind Votto), and first in HR and RBI.