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It doesn't seem like that long since we were talking about the PGA Championship and we are already on the verge of the Olympic games starting.  In the mean time, Jim Furyk shot the lowest score in PGA Tour history.  He shot 58 and the first thing I thought when he finished was that he left strokes out there.  Jim could have easily shot 56 with a few near misses coming in.  It was really something special, especially when you think of all the great players to ever play the tour and the amount of rounds ever played.

 It's debatable which was more compelling, but the PGA Championship was quite the display too. The wire to wire victory by Jimmy Walker seemed fairly easy, but we can all speculate how difficult it is to keep your cool during a late charge by Jason Day.  Walker seemed fully aware of the eagle made but still executed to win this major.  That caps off a year of four new major champions.  This just shows the depth in golf today, which makes me think that the Olympics could go to just about any team.

Parody seems to be the name of the game after the Tiger Woods era.  For this reason, I'm excited to watch the Olympics this year, that and oh yeah, it's been 112 years.  But, with that amount of time, I think they should have got it right.  The IOC dropped the ball.  The format is hardly the team event that may have caused some additional excitement.  They have many different options to choose from, alternate shot, best ball or make it a scramble, but not a regular four day stroke play tournament.  This could be why so many top players have declined.  I hope they make some adjustments in the future.  The part that they seemed to get right is the layout of the course.  I really like how Gil Hanse setup the finishing holes.  The drive-able par-4, shortish par-3 and reachable par-5.  That sounds like gold to me!  I hope everyone enjoys the games and let's go USA!

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