The Cruelest Game of All

To be honest with you, I knew little or nothing of PGA Tour player Robert Garrigus until this past weekend. He was ranked 377th in the world, but stood on the precipice of winning his first PGA Tour title at the St. Jude Classic in Memphis. Unfortunately, he snatched defeat from the jaws of victory with a triple bogey on the 72nd hole. Garrigus still managed to squeeze into a playoff, but bowed out with a bogey on the first extra hole. It’s another example of why so many of us have a love/hate relationship with golf. Here’s the cool thing. When a lot of players would have been tempted to storm off under such circumstances, Garrigus agreed to be interviewed by CBS analyst David Feherty. Not only that, he handled his devastating defeat with class and dignity. Robert Garrigus may never sniff a tour victory again, but I sincerely hope he does.

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