Bryce Molder Wins Open
By mustang6560 on 10/10/11
The Golf Channel is ridiculous.

Yesterday, the Open went to a playoff between eventual winner Bryce Molder and Briny Baird. It was the 17th time a PGA Tour event was decided by a playoff this season and it took six holes before Bryce finally did one stroke better than Briny. The sudden death playoff featured several opportunities for either player to win so it was an exciting finish to say the least.

After The Golf Channel wrapped up its coverage from California, Kelly Tilghman and Frank Nobilo signed off and turned things over to the guys in the Orlando studio. And what's the first thing they talked about after arguably the best of the 17 playoff finishes in 2011?

Tiger Woods's T30 finish.

Now I understand Tiger sells more ads for ... well, everyone ... but normally you talk about the winner first and then you segue into other interesting stories from the event. I will give The Golf Channel the benefit of the doubt and assume they needed the extra two minutes to finish putting the final touches on the highlights from the playoff together. But you know what happens when you assume ...

Anywho, the Fall Series is off to a pretty good start. Here I thought my interest would start to dip now that football is back, however, the first two events have provided exciting finishes with Kevin Na's win at the Shriners Open and Bryce's win yesterday. Both players had legitimate chances to win the playoff and it looked like Briny was going to do it after his approach shot on the fourth playoff hole hit the flag and landed some 10 feet away and Bryce was over 70 feet away on the front of the green. Golf is a funny sport.

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photo by U.S. Pacific Fleet

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