The PGA Championship - 08/08/14

I just got back into town from spending a couple of days in Louisville and getting to see Round 1 of the PGA Championship at Valhalla. Of course, it was great to see Tiger, Rory, Phil and the stars of the sport, but the real thrill was seeing friend Johan Kok play. The Brentwood, Tennessee resident by way of South Africa shot a disappointing (for him) 78 but managed to roll in a 100 foot eagle that no doubt many of you have already seen. It was the number 1 play on Sportscenter's Top 10 last night, and was an absolute bomb of a putt that both stunned and sent the crowd into a frenzy. Johan was well supported with his family, friends and his wife's friends and family. He shot a 67 today and looks like he'll miss the cut, but memories were made that will last a lifetime.Congrats to him for a great couple of rounds at the PGA!

 

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