No-Name Playoff a PR Nightmare

No-Name Playoff a PR Nightmare

- K.J. Choi won the Players Championship, which is super great for the Choi family, caddie and bank account. But the PGA Tour got its golf shorts pulled down Sunday.

Don't get me wrong. It was a $1.71 million playoff finish, won by a respected grinder and decided on the coolest hole this side of Shaun White. I had to ice down my goose bumps.

But on the tour's biggest stage, played on its pride and joy TPC Sawgrass, Choi's victory won't do much for what the tour fears most: life after you-know-who.

(Hint: He was last seen driving out of the clubhouse parking lot in his white Mercedes.)

This is the supposed "fifth major," but the guy who won it hasn't cashed a tour victory check since the 2008 Sony Open. The guy he beat, David Toms, hasn't won on tour since the 2006 Sony. And the guy who finished third, Paul Goydos, hasn't won since the 2007 Sony.

PlayStations for everybody!

Choi turns 41 this Thursday. Toms is 44. Goydos is 46. It was like the Champions Tour Lite.

 

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