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2016 Year in Review

What a year of professional golf!  After Tiger Woods withdrawal from Safeway Classic it made me think that we do miss Tiger on the Tour, but boy, do we have some great players playing the game right now.  As 2016 started it seemed that Jason Day was going to continue winning everything after he won the Players.  It seemed impossible that Jordan Spieth would implode on the famed 13 hole of Augusta.  They both became more of minor players through the rest of the year in the big events. What emerged was Dustin Johnson.  He drove the ball with distance and accuracy never seen before in golf.  The USGA tried to derail him at the US Open, but he won a lot of fans in his victory.  The Open Championship was golf at its absolute best during the final round showdown between Stenson and Mickelson.  The PGA went to Jimmy Walker and it was a popular win among all the tour.  Jason Day might have hit the best 2 iron into the last hole in the history of golf.  260 yards uphill to 12 feet. I still haven’t figured that out!  The Ryder Cup sealed the year in perfect wrapping paper.  I don’t ever remember 3 days of such great golf and for the USA to get the Cup back was awesome.  The return of Rory McIlroy with a hot putter and Patrick Reed will go down as one of the greats.  Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia also played a match never seen before, both shooting 9 under.  So I hope that Tiger can return sometime to competitive golf, but if he doesn’t, the game is in great hands!

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