On a fine Sunday morning, golf finally returned at Seminole, Florida.
Rory MclIroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff came forward – for a compassionate stroll, one that raised more than $5.5 million for COVID-19 relief.
Golf returned after nine weeks, since THE PLAYERS Championship cancelled nine weeks back. The match had four PGA TOUR winners playing for a cause. The team of McIlroy/Johnson finished as the winners with $1.85 million for American Nurses Foundation, while the OSU duo of Fowler/Wolff won $1.15 million for CDC Foundation.
Key takeaways from the match –
- Wolff’s moustache –
If we are not going to talk about the OSU alumnus, Matthew Wolff’s look for the big match, it would not be just right to not to mention his efforts here.
2. Social Distancing –
Although, the Outlaw Tour and the Cactus Tour have been running their tournaments during the COVID-19 pandemic, following all the safety measures, including one cart for each player. The match included all four of them carrying their own tour bags, with no caddies and even celebrations from a distance, like the one below.
3. McIlroy was as impressive as ever –
World No.1 Rory McIlroy and others did not show much rust to their game even after such long of a gap in playing any professional match. McIlroy, was seen driving his ball so effortlessly as always, telling all of us that what difference is between a commoner and a professional.
4. The Money raised –
The event held at Seminole Golf Club raised over $5.5 million for COVID-19 relief with players team of McIlroy/Johnson raised $1.85 million for American Nurses Foundation, while the OSU duo of Fowler/Wolff won $1.15 million for CDC Foundation.
5. Seminole –
The golf course built in 1929 and still in 2020, Donald Ross green complexes can and will frustrate anyone, even players as talented a four-time major winner like McIlroy or a 20-time PGA Tour winner like Johnson.
The next live golf we see will be another fan-less event—the Tiger/Phil/Brady/Manning match—and so will the first four PGA Tour events