PGATourCap: Berger Comes From Behind to Nab Colonial Win
Daniel Berger was not a name many people thought would win this weekend. Maybe people should have done more research. Berger had a strong start to the season with multiple top tens and a couple of top five finishes. Berger came from behind and beat a stacked leaderboard to take The Colonial. It is his third win, and first after battling a serious wrist injury. He is not a favorite of mine, but that’s okay. Favorites cannot always win these tournaments. Let’s look at some of the headlines from this weekend.
Rate the tournament: 10/10 – Maybe, it’s me living in the moment, but that was a great fucking weekend of golf. Saturday and Sunday both saw golfers battling with low scores after low score. The leaderboard was truly stacked. Even though we did not see something like Justin Thomas versus Bryson DeChambeau to finish off the tournament, it still delivered with a ton of drama at the end. Xander Schauffle and Collin Morikawa will each have nightmares about 17.
One Golfer, I Liked This Weekend: Bryson DeChambeau – Even though Berger won The Colonial, DeChambeau made a splash this weekend. He bulked up and started dropping bombs all over the course. He looked awesome with his new look. DeChambau led multiple categories in all golfers and will probably look back at 17 where he lost his approach shot. He will be one of the big favorites for RBC Heritage next week.
Two Golfers, I Didn’t Like This Weekend: Jon Rahm and Webb Simpson – These two were easily the most talked-about golfers heading into the weekend. Both sucked. Rahm had a poor second round that led to him missing the cut. Simpson had some moments on Friday, but a bad Thursday cost him. While the cream did rise to the top, a few golfers did not perform to their abilities.
Next Week: The PGA heads to South Carolina for The RBC Heritage. The field is loaded again. Almost every big name that played this weekend will be headed to Hilton Head. The course can be a little difficult, and I’ll be curious to see how the players handle South Carolina in mid-June. It is expected into the high eighties on the weekend.