Miguel Angel Jimenez (as usual) took over the world of golf
Here's everything you missed in the world of golf in the last week.
If you were too busy with the NBA Eastern Conference finals or just doing some spring cleaning, hey we can't blame you, but you missed a fun weekend of golf.
Here's a recap of the best of the golf world from the last week.
1. Miguel Angel Jimenez, the world is yours: We're all just not doing stretching routines in it.
Jimenez took home his country's grandest prize, the Spanish Open, on Sunday in a playoff, then he sat on the trophy and smoked a cigar and said a bunch of Miguel Angel Jimenez-ian things.
Things like this:
"There's no words to describe what it means to me, you need to be into my skin but I'm not going to let you!"
2. Oh, Georgia: Here's a list of wins by alma mater on the PGA Tour this season:
Outside US or none: 5
Augusta State: 2
Georgia Tech: 2
Wake Forest: 1
Coastal Carolina: 1
Tennessee Tech: 1
Southern Cal: 1
Arizona State: 1
Brendon Todd, a Georgia guy, rounded out that number on Sunday by winning at the Byron Nelson Championship. The crazy part is that you could feasibly throw Patrick Reed's numbers for Augusta State at Georgia too since he started out there.
3. Old Dogs: Mike Weir called himself and Jim Furyk (both of whom celebrated their 44th birthdays recently) "old dogs" on Sunday. The old dogs proved they could still go at the Nelson.
Besides Weir's second-place finish (and locking up his tour card for next season) Paul Casey (36) finished T16, Boo Weekley (38) finished T5, John Senden (43) finished T11, Tim Herron (44) finished T22, Padraig Harrington (42) finished T22, Retief Goosen (45) finished T37, and Vijay Singh (51) finished T37.
Pretty impressive stuff.
4. Charles Howell III's eagle was crazy: Given the circumstances -- Howell needed to go eagle-birdie-birdie to have a shot at winning -- this was probably the shot of the week:
He went eagle-birdie-bogey, by the way. And finished four back.
5. Brendon Todd's Miller Lite: How do you celebrate your first PGA Tour victory in over 70 tries? By having a few slices of pizza and a Miller Lite in the press tent at the Byron Nelson Championship, of course.
There was Todd after securing his PGA Tour card for the next two years, still in his spikes, chowing down on some pie with his wife. Pretty great stuff.
6. Speaking of Todd and his wife, here's your non-Miguel photo of the week:
7. Kenny Perry wins a major: Well, he wins a Champions Tour major. Perry took home the Regions Tradition by one stroke over Mark Calcavecchia and two over Tom Lehman. It's his third in less than a year.
Kenny Perry loves him some Champions Tour.
Also, this happened:
8. Me: Yep, I had a big week. First I picked Marc Leishman, who almost sealed the deal at the Byron Nelson. It would have been my first win of the season (shout out to Steve Williams on the language there) and third overall for my career.
Then I got a little air time next to Brendon Todd's wife at the end of the tournament. Big week for a lowly sports blogger:
9. John Cook, cell phone victim: Cook was in contention at the Regions Tradition until double-hitting this ball out of the bunker.
He didn't know it at the time, though. According to the AP a volunteer's cell phone video was used to show it later on.
"Golf Channel didn't have a great view of it but there was someone with the event who was shooting social media video of it that had a face-on angle, and it was clear that he double-hit it."
10. Just this guy again (h/t Adam Sarson):
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