Thanks for nothing, Rickie Fowler.
Oh, you are one of the most popular players on Tour… but was it too much to ask for you to just win The Open Championship?
You’ve ruined what would have been one of the greatest golf gambling… heck SPORTS gambling… stories of all-time.
Jordan Baker (a.ka. @OfficialBakes) ... no, not of Great Gatsby fame… is a pro golfer from London and one gutsy gambler. He wagered two pounds at one-million-to-one odds that Sergio Garcia, Brooks Koepka, Rickie and Justin Thomas would all win majors in 2017 and halfway home it looked like young Mr. Baker was golden.
Sergio slipped on the green jacket. Brooks won at Erin Hills and Jordan could almost taste the sweet $2.5 million bucks coming to him if these two guys held up their end of the bargain.
But another Jordan ruined it all. Actually, Rickie, you ruined it all. Maybe that’s why Spieth stiffed you on the congratulatory high-five while walking off the green on 18 with the 3rd leg of the grand slam under his belt…
Tied for 22 Rickie? Come on man…
Jordan Baker was counting on you! Oh , and now… he’s just two pounds lighter.