As always, the timestamps will be Eastern Standard Time:
6:33 – Bryson two putts and wins the 2018 Shriners Open at -21.
6:19 – Dechambeau is in the fairway looking for his fourth win in the 2018 calendar year. Not a bad year for the kid. He needs too putts from the middle of the green to get his fifth victory.
6:18 – Cantlay finishes with a birdie. Dechambeau has to make par to win the tournament. Very strong finish after chunking a bunker shot on 17.
6:14 – Cantlay hits a great one into 18 green but it is likely too little, too late. Bryson has a birdie putt at the par 3 and a two shot lead. He has a two putt par and will have a two shot lead going into 18.
6:00 – As Cantlay is chunking it out of the bunker Bryson drains a 40 footer for eagle. That is likely the clincher there.
5:59 – So Cantlay just chunks a bunker shot. He didn’t even get it onto the green. He basically stopped halfway down and stubbed his club in the sand. You don’t see that out of PGA Tour players very often.
5:55 – Bryson is very mad at himself for hitting it 15 yards long on the par 5. He does have a putt for eagle here. This is shaping up for a playoff. Cantlay is in the bunker on 17 so he will need to get up and down.
5:50 – Patrick Cantlay birdies the par 5 16th and now leads at -20. Bryson will likely birdie 16 as well though. I guess we will see. Drama in Vegas right now.
5:49 – Lots of Hyundai commercials. This one is for the Sante Fe. We haven’t seen any Kia commercials yet. They have to be coming soon.
5:48 – For those that don’t know, Bryson Dechambeau is student of the Golfing Machine by Homer Kelley. Do not read it unless you want your mind blown.
5:46 – Glover just stubbed the putting from inside two feet. That is the end of his changes. That was a really, really bad three putt.
5:41 – Sam Ryder finishes with a 62 and is tied for the lead at -19. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will be enough but that was a very strong finish after getting one wet on 16. Well done Sam. Keep up the great golf and skinny pants.
5:29 – Cantlay makes a run at the eagle putt but misses it on the high side. He will tap in for birdie and share the lead with Dechambeau.
5:27 – We need a birdie for Sam Ryder here on 18. We also need a nickname for him. “Tight seams”?
5:26 – Cameron Champ is a three putting machine right now. If he could figure out how to be a decent putter he would win four or five tournaments every single year. His swing speed is 130+.
5:25 – Ryder escapes with pars on 16 and 17 after dunking one in the water at the par 5 16th. One would imagine the leaders are going to birdie that hole though.
5:22 – Looks like Patrick Cantlay could pick up a stroke here as he is on the green after his tee shot at the short par 4. An eagle on a par 4 would go a long way towards winning this tournament. I would imagine a large percentages of golf fans are pulling for Cantlay over Dechambeau.
4:48 – Bryson is now up by two through 11 holes. He tends to finish strong so he may just run away with this thing. Can we all pull for Sam Ryder at this point?
4:40 – Rickie finishes with a 63 and a total of -17. He obviously is not going to win but he played very well today. Hopefully this continues going into the off season.
4:33 – Sam Ryder’s pants are just awesome. I hope he wears them all year. It will be pushing the envelope though as there are a lot of conservative, older men that watch golf. They do not like anything that is progressive or different.
4:31 – One thing is guaranteed during a golf broadcast – commercials from banking, lenders or financial companies. The audience is perfect for it.
4:29 – Even if you don’t like Bryson, you have to admire his ability to dissect the game and not make stupid decisions. He leaves it where he can get up and down for par when he hits a bad drive.
4:28 – Rickie his the yellow driver again and puts it in the middle of the fairway. If he can birdie 18 he will shoot a 62. Not a bad final round.
4:14 – After doing a post on Sam Ryder’s skinny pants we are back to the tournament. So, what happened?
4:03 – Rickie is using a new neon yellow driver. This is the new Cobra King F9 Speedback. Lots of people are going to ask about this but he blasted that one into the woods.
4:02 – Looks like -21 or -22 is going to win this tournament. There are plenty of birdie holes, and potential eagle holes, on the back nine. At the turn, Glover and Dechambeau are at -18.
3:55 – “Playing Pinehurst #2, you can’t get that anywhere else.” Umm, you can just go there and get a tee time. Easy enough. Or, if you have this modern technology of a telephone, you could even call and get a tee time. I hate when they try to push that some courses are hard to play when they are public.
3:54 – The first car/vehicle commercial. It is for the new line of Hyundais.
3:51 – With that bogey, Rickie is basically out of it. We are going to have to watch a lot of Lucas Glover and Bryson DeChambeau. Oh joy. The one saving graces is Bones is following them and not Kay Cockerill.
3:50 – Sam Ryder’s skinny pants that only go to his ankle socks are going to be the talk of the golf world. As I type this, the announcers mention it. Maybe he can get a win here and everything will wear skinny golf pants. Anyone think they are Lululemon?
3:49 – Cameron Champ is at a different level. The guy can hit a drive 375 any time he wants to. Can you imagine when he actually starts putting?