Oh Mayakoba! Charley Hoffman Wins For First Time In 3 Years

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There’s an entire sub-culture around the golf interwebs that thinks Charley Hoffman is the same guy that plays Harry in the Dumb & Dumber movie franchise. I guess we should just assume it is merely a coincidence that the weekend Dumb & Dumber 2 opens Mr. Hoffman goes out and wins his first PGA Tour event in over 3 years.

Thank god he finally cut his hair. Hoffman played in the final group on Sunday in Mexico with Lloyd Christmas Shawn Stefani and 54 hole leader Jason Bohn. Bohn shot a 40 on the front nine and was out of it early. Stefani and Hoffman battled all day long, and for much of it they were chasing 2008 U.S. Amateur champion Danny Lee. Once Lee faded Hoffman and Stefani squared off on a 3 hole battle in which Hoffman prevailed thanks to a clutch shot on 16 and his ability to minimize a bad situation on 18.

After Stefani found a nasty bunker on 18 off the tee, Chuck hit a hook into the left rough. His ball bounced through the light primary cut and settled up against a tree. Hoffman didn’t panic. He played a brilliant left handed up-side-down shot back to the fairway and went on to knock his next shot on the green and make bogey. While that doesn’t sound like a great hole, it was all he needed to win with Stefani in trouble and barely making a bogey of his own.

As noted in the title, this is Charlie’s first W since 2011. He told the Golf Channel this one was even more special because his wife was pregnant with their first daughter at his last victory. Today, wifey and two kids were present and there to embrace Hoffman after he putted out on the final hole. That’s Mrs. Hoffman above with the mustache. She’s ok sans the Hitler look, but not my style. But look at Charlie. He out kicked his coverage by landing almost anything with a vagina.

That pic is a little better. Maybe she’s simply a butter face.

The Field

When Stefani and Hoffman were battling mano y mano over the last three holes, Stefani was the guy who flinched first. He did birdie the 17th hole to pull within one of Hoffman, but his tee shot at that hole almost found the hazard short of the fairway because he hit it so bad. That was a sign of nerves and what was to come. He wasn’t much better at 18 in making a very sloppy bogey when a par would have put him in a playoff. Shawn has never won on tour and getting that first one is what we’re told is the biggest hurdle for most guys to finally get over. He’ll have other chances.

Most of the back nine holes at the El Camaleon course which hosts the OHL Classic have hazard on both sides of the fairway. Players all over the broadcast where taking on red stakes like they were flag sticks. The front nine is apparently much easier because Danny Lee went out in 29 shots after making 7 consecutive birdies to complete his outward nine. I was ready to start the #59watch. He played the back nine in 3 over to end all hope of a break through victory.

And that is what Danny Lee wore today. I’m usually a fan of Iliac apparel. But Bert doesn’t pay me a dime to say nice things about it, nor does he provide me with anything free. Therefore, those ugly pants Lee is wearing are fair game. I hope he got a bowl of soup with them. I actually like the shirt. Wear that with black or grey pants and you’re fine. Wear that with matching red and black plaid pants and you look like you work in the Willa Wonka factory.

Shot Of The Day

Yes, I already awarded a Shot of the Day, but that was for the Euro Tour. There weren’t a lot of qualified candidates in Mexico today, but Charley Hoffman’s approach to the 16th green was stellar and ended up being the difference in the tourney. Go the the 1:25 mark for that shot.

You can also see Lee’s queer pants again. if you’re into that kind of thing.

On Tap

There’s no more golf on the North American schedule until January in Hawaii. What am I going to talk about for 6 weeks? Whatever pops up, plus I’ll be posting some long overdue course reviews from a trip I took in September. I know you can’t wait.

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