While co-leading the Memorial at Murfield Village’s par-4 sixth, Collin Morikawa had a swing he in all probability desires again.
A chip from the rough went improper.
“I believe that was a whiff,” CBS on-course reporter Dottie Pepper mentioned.
Morikawa obtained somewhat an excessive amount of underneath it and the ball went nowhere. He instantly took a step away from the shot, put his pitching wedge in his mouth, closed his eyes and took a deep breath to not let that one get an excessive amount of in his head.
“It’s a physique blow,” CBS commentator Frank Nobilo mentioned. “We’ve all done it. It’s how you feel afterwards. You have to play the same shot again.”
Most…no, all golfers know the feeling of whiffing and having to play the identical shot once more. However, most golfers cannot relate to doing it whereas co-leading in the last spherical of a PGA Tour occasion — or simply on the PGA Tour normally.
And what makes Morikawa not solely an expert, however one of the high gamers in the world is with the ability to bounce again rapidly, which he did, bogeying the gap however falling 2 underneath the lead.
He would finally discover his means again atop the leaderboard, forcing a playoff with eventual winner Patrick Cantlay, which Morikawa, who received at Muirfield Village final yr in the Workday Charity Open, would lose in the first playoff gap.