Why? Because Watney takes pleasure in the suffering of Dustin Johnson and Bubba Watson? Of course not. (We assume.) No, Watney has to be at least slightly relieved at the rules craziness and playoff for a simple reason: It took all the heat off him for his total collapse early Sunday.
Watney, you'll recall, entered Sunday with a three-shot lead. And almost immediately, that lead blew away like sand from a Whistling Straits "bunker." He double-bogeyed the first, bogeyed the fourth, double-bogeyed the seventh -- hang on, we're just getting started -- made the turn at 7-over, double-bogeyed the 11th ... he finished with a 9-over 81, an utter debacle made better only by the fact that he carded two late birdies on 16 and 17.
Unlike Johnson's debacle at the U.S. Open, Watney was spared the camera's eye because there wasn't oneRead More »from After his PGA Championship collapse, what's next for Nick Watney?