Here Come The Kids!
By kickntrue on 5/3/10
Tiger misses the cut, yet nobody cares, because we're ushering in a new era folks. Let the Rory & Ryo Show begin! In case you turned off golf for the weekend- here's what you missed. First 18 year old Ryo Ishikawa of Japan sets a Major Tour course record by shooting a 58 in the final round of The Crowns (on the Japanese Tour) to storm from behind to win. It could've been better but it 15 foot birdie putt on 18 slipped by the hole and he had to settle for a tap in par. Meanwhile- Rory McIlroy, the 20 year old Irishman... err... boy, shot a -10 62 to come from behind and win on the PGA at Quail Hallow. He beat the 2nd best field of 2010 in route to his victory including blowing right by Master's winner Phil Mickelson on the back 9.

Wow! Not many people saw Ryo's performance- but a 58 is, well, a 58. I know many more of us saw Rory and I don't know how any of us couldn't think he has a real chance of winning a major this year. He's been a little under the radar as he's been battling a few injuries, but I think it's fair to guess he's getting close to 100%. Seems crazy to say this... but Rickie Fowler (6th place) better step his game up if he wants to keep the USA on pace with the rest of the world's young guns.

Exciting stuff and great for golf! It will be interesting to see what the ratings were like for Quail Hallow. For better or worse, when Tiger doesn't play (or misses the cut) people tune out. This weekend, I can confidently say they missed out!

Ishikawa Shoots 58
Rory Wins
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