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This weekend included a Major Victory for Miguel Angel Jimenez and Dustin Johnson outlasting the rain at the RBC Canadian Open to claim a victory. Unfortunately though, it was a Bryson DeChambeau collapse and a less than stellar handshake that topped the Golf Headlines on Sunday.
Dechambeau was leading with five holes remaining but would succumb to a very poor finish that would cost him a victory. He would follow that up with a classless handshake that he later would halfheartedly apologize for.
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 29, 2018
Would you believe Bryson DeChambeau is leading a tournament after this epic meltdown a week ago? https://t.co/KV66eaKkTa
— GOLF.com (@GOLF_com) July 27, 2018
The above tweet was video from a driving range meltdown in Germany, and below is the very brief handshake DeChambeau imparted onto the the winner of the tournament.
The controversial Bryson DeChambeau "HANDSHAKE" after losing to Richard McEvoy. What do u think? Mistake, poor sportsmanship, or a new scientific anti bacterial no touch method?! Personally think he strode over there and took off hat so don't be too harsh. Tnx: NG. pic.twitter.com/58B5utYZMP
— Doc Donal GolfCentralDaily (@golfcentraldoc) July 30, 2018
When you watch it again, It is clear it was brief and unnecessary. But I believe the outrage may be a bit overstated. But when coupled with the Meltdown on the driving range in Germany, it is clear there that Bryson needs to dial it back a bit.
RBC Canadian Open
As for the RBC, Dustin Johnson was trailing going into the final round. He was a full 6-under par after nine holes which allowed him to take the lead and then keep it through all the rain drops and delays. Dustin has not been playing much but that seems to be trending up, and because of that his play is also doing the same. This was not only Dustin’s third victory, but his third straight season with three wins. He is in rarefied air if you look below.
Players in the last 40 years to have 3+ wins in 3 straight PGA Tour seasons:
— Justin Ray (@JustinRayGC) July 30, 2018
Dustin was able stave off the likes of Whee Kim and Byeong Hun An both finished at 20-under. Keegan Bradley finished four strokes back and Tommy Fleetwood completed his weekend at 16-under.
Senior Open Championship
All the Sunday feels from the Old Course. 📸 https://t.co/do6UzbErxj
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) July 30, 2018
Although Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Senior Open Championship, it was the venue that scored as big a win as the players themselves. St. Andrews has held many PGA and European Tour Major events but it was the first time it would serve as the host of the Senior Open Championship.
When one thinks of St. Andrews, one name that nearly always comes to mind is Tom Watson. One name that was close was Tom Watson. At one point, Tom Watson was as low as 8-under, but a 1+over par third round followed by a 77 for his final round dropped him out of contention to finish at 1-under for the tournament.
Defending Champion Bernhard Langer would finish second, just a stroke behind the leader. There were three players tied at 10-under including Scott McCarron, Stephen Ames, and First round leader Kirk Triplet. Langer and Watson continue to defy the odds as both are in the upper 60’s but are playing extremely competitive golf.