7 wishes for the culmination of the PGA Championship (Brooks-DJ playoff, anyone?)
Ed. note: Here it is: the seventh of eight installments of Bamberger Briefly, PGA Championship-style. Previously: player-caddie relationships; Tiger’s memoir; Tour grips; Jordan Spieth; a major major; Rory rules.
Seven Sunday Wishes
Wish-Comes-True™ is an exclusive GOLF.com rating system that captures chances on a 65 (likely) to 84 (unlikely) basis. Those numbers represent the lowest and highest scores shot in this PGA Championship through 54 holes. For entertainment purposes only.
Wish: Tiger wears red pants and a black shirt.
Skinny: Enough already.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 84.
Wish: Brooks doesn’t spit on the course.
Skinny: Vile habit, Covid inappropriate.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 81.
Wish: Course flagsticks shake from High Noon to end-of-play.
Skinny: Wind breathes life into Harding Park.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 66.
Wish: Phil announces he won’t be playing the U.S. Open but working in the NBC booth instead.
Skinny: Golf needs its own Tony Romo.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 69.
Wish: Le golfeur Français Michel Lorenzo-Vera shoots 64 and spends an hour chatting up Jim-‘n-Nick, proving that Continental charm in professional golf is not dead.
Skinny: Jean van de Velde meets Victor Dubuisson and golf is better for it.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 70.
Wish: Jordan Spieth becomes first player to shoot 61 in a major.
Skinny: He needs the thing that will jump-start the rest of his Hall-of-Fame career.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 76.
Wish: Brooks Koepka and Dustin Johnson finish the 72 holes as co-leaders.
Skinny: The heavyweights go at it in a playoff, gloves off.
Wish-Comes-True rating: 73.
Michael Bamberger may be reached at Michael_Bamberger@Golf.com.