Polar Opposites

The U.S. dismantled the International squad at the Presidents Cup. After nearly closing out the competition on Saturday afternoon (before Sunday singles), the U.S. settled for a 19-11 win. Daniel Berger defeated Si Woo Kim to clinch the Cup for the Americans and move the all time record to 10-1-1. This concludes my coverage of the Presidents Cup and will be the last mention of Liberty National in this newsletter until it hosts the Northern Trust in 2019.

This weekend

Instead of watching golf at a $250 million dumpster fire, I went to a modern masterpiece, Sand Hills Golf Club in Mullen, Nebraska. A few quick notes on Sand Hills:

  • Designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw in 1993
  • It was built for less than $1 million
  • The average cost to build a USGA spec green is $40,000, at Sand Hills the cost per green was $300.

More detailed coverage will come shortly (check your podcast feed mid-morning) but the quick conclusion is, it's all what it is cracked up to be and more.

On the way back to Denver we also got in a round at Ballyneal, a great Tom Doak design. Until more detailed content is finished up, here's a collection of a few of my favorite photos from Sand Hills and Ballyneal.

Cards on the line, for one more day

The Web.com Tour Championship's fourth and final round was rained out on Sunday and will be finished today. Expect more low scores from the short and soft Atlantic Beach C.C. As it stands now, PGA Tour veteran Jonathan Byrd holds a 2 shot lead over Sam Saunders. Live scoring.

One for Dunne

24 year old Paul Dunne won the European Tour's British Masters after shooting a final round 61. Dunne a young star, held off Rory McIlroy to get his first European Tour title. Full European Tour story

Quick Hooks

Oklahoma and Blaine Hale lead the Nike Collegiate at Pumpkin Ridge.

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