The golf gods conspired to hand Adam Scott a win at The Barclays, as all his challengers wilted down the stretch. Scott, for his part, put together an inspired final-round 66, which neither he, nor anyone else it seemed, thought was good enough for a victory.
However, no one could match the Australian’s 273, and he stood alone at 11-under after the smoke cleared. With Scott’s win, the sixth edition of the FedExCup Playoffs are officially underway.
North of the border, amateur sensation Lydia Ko remarkably defended her title at the CN Canadian Women’s Open.
This edition of Tweets of the Week features talk of Tiger crouching (or crumbling, really) as his back spasmed, as well as comments from one half of the Creamsicle duo of Rickie Fowler and Jonas Blixt, who wore matching orange outfits Sunday at the Barclays.
First, we have Lindsey Vonn, the most dominant force in women’s downhill skiing and girlfriend to Tiger Woods, standing up for her man. Woods, who was vexed by a bad back all week, had trouble standing up after the pain of hitting a shot brought him to his knees during the final round of The Barclays. Tiger had a shot (or a putt, rather) at winning the Barclays, but his effort to tie Adam Scott came up just short and he finished in second place, a stroke back.
Bob Weeks of SCOREGolf relayed the following fact related to Lydia Ko’s impressive win at the CN Canadian Women’s Open. The 16-year-old New Zealand amateur beat out a field of professional golf’s best for her second-consecutive win at the tournament, marking the first time someone has successfully defended on the LPGA Tour since Yani Tseng two years ago at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.
And by the way, Ko’s moved into the No. 7-spot Rolex Women’s Golf Rankings. That means she’s not just the best women’s amatuer golfer by a landslide — she’s the seventh best female golfer, period.
In a spectacle that surely brought tears to the Puma brass’ eyes, Jonas Blixt elected to match Rickie Fowler’s Sunday orange with a carrot colored ensemble of his own. In fact, it was Fowler’s closet that Blixt raided, as sponsor Puma wouldn’t have been able to get the golfer an orange outfit in time for his final round.
The Swede would likely have preferred to borrow Fowler’s final-round 70, instead. Blixt fired a 10-over par 81 to plummet into a tie for 58th and tweeted the following:
Justin Rose, who had a birdie attempt on No. 18 to essentially win the tournament (which he missed) and a par putt to tie Adam Scott at 11-under (which he also missed), tweeted the following piece of timeless golf advice:
Then, on a note entirely unrelated to tournament golf, there was this gem from tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, featuring her beau Rory McIlroy and a not-so-well-dressed friend, which seems to put to bed the rumors that the two had split, which surfaced over the weekend: