After Torres finally mercifully buried Italy, Bo Van Pelt entertained the sports world as he locked horns with Tiger in a back nine dual at the AT&T National at Congressional, site of last year’s U.S. Open.
Tiger eventually prevailed with a -8 to Van Pelt’s -6 but it was pretty fun to watch an OSU guy stare down the possible GOAT on the back nine of a big tourney.
They traded shots for most of the day and went to #18 with Tiger up one.
Van Pelt hit an OK second shot to about 25 feet on the right side of the fringe but chipped and two-putted for bogey and a second place finish.
Tiger hit filthy nine iron to about 15 feet that he started chasing it as soon as he hit it, clearly the OSU demons from 1995 have been exercised (Van Pelt was on the ’95 team that took down Stanford at the NCAAs).
Van Pelt has been killing it so far this year, this being his tenth top 25, sixth top 10, and second top five. He also finished T17 at the Masters.
With the near $700,000 in winnings, Van Pelt jumps into the top 50 all-time money leaders in PGA Tour history.