Brian Gay Wins Humana Challenge

To be honest, I don’t like golf tournaments that see’s half it’s players that made the cut shoot -16.

I prefer tougher courses that require players to grind through the week. I like watching players save par just to survive, and celebrate because they managed a birdie. birdies should be difficult to accomplish, not an expectation on a golf course.

And that is what we got, as usual, at the Palmer Course. I guess it is what it is, and it will never change. The course will never get tougher, and the PGA will continue to play tournaments there. There is no reason for them to not to, it is a beautiful course, but you have to expect the bigger players to play somewhere else when they do.

Anyway.

Brian Gay is your winner. He overcame a huge deficit and shot a -9 to come away with the victory. Scott Stallings choked it away. He started the round with a five shot advantage, and shot a -2 a day after he shot a -10. He finished tied for fourth, and will still receive a nice pay day.

Brian Gay won in a playoff that pitted him against Charles Howell III and David Lingmerth. He got the job done where others could not have.

Gay used the same formula that Stallings used to get his lead. He did not boggy in the final round. It is amazing what you can do on the course if you are able to save par and not let fall behind. A lot of players (looking at you Russell Henley) looked fantastic throughout the entire day, but then collapsed during a single hole. That is one of the great things about golf, it is never over. You have to put the ball in each of the 18 holes better than the others. Gay was able to get his birdies when he had the opportunities to and never fall behind.

And therefore, your winner…

Mar 27, 2011; Orlando, FL, USA; Brian Gay with his tee shot on the 11th during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club

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Topics: Brian Gay, Humana, Russell Henley, Scott Stallings

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