As the revelers of the cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis jostled with a group of snow birds from Tampa Bay for purchase on rare high ground near the 4th fairway in anticipation of a major global flooding event, the golfers endured.
Between the last bastions of the forever monsoon, a first time champion emerged to mark his reign at the Baltursol Golf Club in Springfield, New Jersey.
Not to be mistaken for the multi-billion dollar franchise Kentucky Whiskey franchise, Jimmy Walker negotiated the comically arduous conditions wire-to-wire as the leader and in the process earned his first major title on tour in outlasting 2015 winner Jason Day.
Players, spectators and the greenskeeper could have used a shot of whiskey as the majority of the intrigue focused on the munificent amount of rain produced by localized storms and the heroic effort of the green’s crew to ensure that the tournament was not extended into the work week. Walker sloughed a war with attrition and melodically navigated through adverse conditions to articulate an array of wondrous shots and secure the trophy. With Sunday’s relative fleeting drama in the playing field, the golf season begins a gradual dissolve into the depths of Winter and preparation commences for the annual assault on Augusta in 2017. The four majors produced four unique champions as the sport lays claim to a refined definition of parity.
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