Sunday, March 30, 2008
Romero wins in New Orleans
I might be partial since I played that damn Carnoustie golf course a couple of years ago, but Andres Romero performance in the last round of the British Open was one of the craziest, yet impressive, 18 holes you'll ever see.
The kid made a total of four pars in the last round of the Open, shooting a 67 to miss out on the playoff by a shot, a round that included ten birdies on what some would consider the hardest course in the world.
As you know, Romero won his first PGA Tour tournament at the age of 26 yesterday in New Orleans, beating out a field that all seemed to forget how to play pressure golf in the closing holes.
The most notable stumble came from Woody Austin, who trumped his Aquaman impression by doing the "near whiff" impression on the 72nd hole where he needed a birdie to tie Romero. Instead, Woody hit his third shot about 11 yards, and his fourth into the drink right of the green. Sadly, no rain gear was needed to hack that ball out the gunk. Austin's double-bogey on the last hole, from one of the most nervous guys on tour, lead to a great interview after the round from the always amusing Woody.
"I choked my guts out. I flat-out played like a dog the last nine holes. I'm not afraid to admit it."
The Shell Houston Open is all that stands in the way of us and the Masters, which I couldn't be more excited if I was in the field (lie).