A Quart Low

On Monday, Dustin Johnson won the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am without showing up to the first tee box. The PGA TOUR called off the event after 54 holes.

 

Thanks to winds whipping at over 40 miles per hour and a steady rain that put most of Pebble under water, Johnson gets his second TOUR victory at one of the best courses in the country.


This youngster becomes the second Johnson to win on tour this season and he gets an invitation to the Match Play Championships as well as a spot in the Masters and the U.S. Open.

 

Talk about a rain dance that pays off.

 

On Sunday, at the Daytona 500, rain stopped the race after 152 laps in NASCAR’s most important 500 miles of the season.

 

Driver Matt Kenseth won the Daytona 385, er 500, making him the third in a series of head scratching winners to enter victory lane at Daytona.

 

Kenseth didn’t have the best car of the day — that easily belong to Kyle Busch — but he got lucky at the right time and drove off with the first place check.

 

Looking back on both of these events marred by rain, I’m left with one lingering question: Why can’t we finish the event?

 

No one clicks off of their favorite TV show three-quarters of the way into it, right? Don’t we want to see an ending?

 

I understand that both the PGA TOUR and NASCAR have races next weekend and need to keep up with Pro-Am days and sponsored events. But will one more day kill them?

 

On the day after the Daytona 500, a holiday for most people, the sun shined in Florida. Those teams (and fans) wouldn’t have stayed for 48 more laps? The weather was far worse in California, yet the TOUR could’ve moved the final round to a later point in the season. Don’t laugh — they’ve done it before.

 

Both Johnson and Kenseth are deserving champions in their events.

 

I just think there’s too much calm after the storm.

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