One could easily argue that Jordan Spieth’s implosion over the first three holes of the back 9 on Sunday stands second to only Greg Norman’s collapse 20 years ago. In both cases, they opened the door to an eventual British winner – Danny Willett and Sir Nick Faldo, respectively.
But let’s not take away how well Willett played on Sunday posting the best score of the day at 67. He played superbly and made the shots when he had to.
Sunday also had drama on the 16th hole as there were three hole in one’s posted. The first two were by Shane Lowry and Davis Love III. It was the third one that was the weird one. Louie Oosthuizen hit his tee ball and as it started rolling down the green, it hit the ball JB Holmes had put on the green moments before. Louie’s ball ricocheted off of JB’s ball (sending JB’s ball to the left of the hole by about inches) before dropping into the hole.
Lastly, kudos to 58 year old Bernhard Langer who was on the leader board most of the day and played a lot better that his pairing mate Jason Day (30 years his junior).