Thrillhouse, on 17 June 2017 - 08:28 AM, said:
67 or not if someone else falls apart and you simply hang around without the cameras or the height of pressure on you and get it in the house that's backing into a win.
There is a difference between posting a number a few groups back of the leaders and waiting for others to lose and going out and catching (and passing) the leaders with the cameras and pressure on you.
Admittedly I don't recall the specific timing of events, but seem to remember Willett was on around the 15th when Spieth choked. Willett knew Spieth had racked up a big number and therefore what needed to do over the closing stretch to give himself the best chance of winning. He played with balls of steel over those closing holes - nailing the tee shot on 16, then executing an unbelievable up and down on 17. I'm pretty sure there were quite a few cameras, and quite a bit of pressure on him at that time. It's not like he posted a score at lunchtime and spent the afternoon at the spa having a foot massage and sauna.
Again, this is hardly backing into a win, but I guess people will believe what they want, particularly those struggling to accept that the Golden Boy capitulated in absolutely spectacular fashion. I'm not saying this is you, incidentally, but it's quite clear the pain is still very raw for many.
Edited by WolfWRX, 17 June 2017 - 08:56 AM.