Lumpy Proud to Wear Plaid

Day 1 without playing golf

“This winning thing isn’t that easy,” Tim Herron told the Associated Press.

The Tour player known as “Lumpy” surrendered his lead only to sink a nine-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to force a playoff at the Colonial.

Herron’s birdie on the second playoff hole secured the victory over Richard Johnson. It was Tim’s first win since Bay Hill in 1999. Lumpy collected $1.08 million and an ugly red plaid jacket for his trip around Hogan’s Alley. He couldn’t be happier.

In a side note, David Duval shot four rounds of par or better at Colonial, finishing at five under with a final round 68. It was the first time in two years Duval completed a tournament with four rounds of par or better.

The Armchair Golfer

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