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Greetings Golfers,

Yesterday morning at 6:00 I turned on the tv to watch The Open … and saw Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson tied for the lead at -6. Was I still dreaming? No – I was awake – Harvey was barking … he was starving!

Reality was the same – Harvey always hungry … and Jordan Spieth leading a Major.

But it still seemed ridiculous. Spieth honored his commitment last week to play in the John Deere – and then won the tournament in a playoff. Did using the week to go play in Iowa instead of Scotland mess him up? Not so much … though he didn’t finish the first day leading – he did finish in 8th place at -5. Pretty incredible.

I shouldn’t write about Spieth every week – but it’s pretty hard not to. What he’s doing is flat out amazing.

How hilarious was the pairing of John Daly, Justin Dufner, and Miquel Jimenez? That would have been a fun group to follow. Daly’s almost old enough for the Senior Tour – he could be pretty dangerous out there.

Is Dustin Johnson a new version of the young John Daly?  I don’t think so. Even though Daly hit it really far and his life was a mess (like Johnson) … at least Daly was likable.  The tv announcers didn’t say a word after Johnson’s interview. Their silence said it all. They talked quite a bit about Spieth after his interview.

Are we headed for a Spieth-Johnson showdown? A classic battle of good vs. evil? Probably. But don’t count out Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen, or even Phil. A lot of crazy things can happen on that golf course.

Sunday morning will probably be pretty normal – Harvey barking to be fed … and Spieth in the hunt for another Major Championship.

Cheers,

Tom Abts
GM and Head Golf Professional
tabts@deerrungolf.com