By Gregory Crawford--- COO of Kiyokawa Crawford Sports Management On twitter @wchoops @kcsportsmgmt
Rory---- It was big time finish and win for Rory and his 4th major. The question now should be asked, can Rory break Jack Nicklaus' record of 18 majors, or perhaps will he break the 20 majors won by Tiger Woods. Of course I personally think when he is done, Jordan Spieth will hold all golf records. What do you think, comments are welcome in Crawford's Golf Daily.
Rickie---Rickie Fowler had another wonderful tournament, finishing third in the PGA Championship. By doing so, he did make history, becoming only the 3rd player in golf's great history to finish in the top 5 in the same year, of all 4 majors. Of course it is pretty easy to figure out the other two players, who have done it twice----Mr. Nicklaus and Mr. Woods.
Portland Classic--- What a tough break for the Portland Classic and its management group Tournament Golf Foundation. With the finger injury to Michelle Wie, she will not be playing in Portland, during the tournament which runs August 28th-31st. Even without Wie, who has been in Portland every year, the field is still strong and without question this event is one of Oregon's premier sporting events.
PGA Championship---I did not like the way the PGA finished. It was bizarre to say the least. No, not the fact Rory won, but the fact that Rory wanted to play in with Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler on the 18th hole, with darkness setting end, so Rory would not have had to come back on Monday. I did not like the idea of letting Rory "hit up" after Mickelson and Rory reached the 18th fairway.
It just did not seem right, considering a major championship. If they had to come back on Monday, so what. This is major golf, with so much on the line. What are your thoughts?
PGA in Portland, Oregon----Louisville is a great sports town and for certain deserves to be the rotation for the PGA for many years to come, as it will be. But what about the Northwest, which has not seen a PGA Championship, since 1998 when the great event was held at the wonderful Sahalee Country Club outside of Seattle.
Weather for Portland, Oregon and Seattle, during last week's PGA? Perfect---with no chance of any rain or weather delays, as it typically is in the month of August. Baffling, why the PGA has not returned to the Pacific Northwest in 16 years.
WinCo Foods Portland Open---Speaking of great golf, if you are in the Portland, Oregon area the week of August 18th-24th, you should plan to attend the WinCo Foods Portland, Open, part of the Web.com Tour.
This outstanding event will played at the legendary Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club, on the private Witch Hollow Course. You will not only see great golf, but what a wonderful course to walk and view the tournament. Stay right here for some great coverage of this tournament, as well as the following week the Portland Classic.
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