“What a shot:” Casey can only watch as PGA hopes vanish
Tied for the lead while standing on the 17th tee, Paul Casey heard what passed for a commotion on the largely silent, fan-free golf course. He looked behind him and realized his hopes of winning the PGA Championship had suddenly, startlingly vanished. Collin Morikawa’s on-a-rope drive had stopped 7 feet away, just behind Casey, on the 16th green. It set up an eagle that dropped the Englishman two shots behind with two holes to play. What had been a jammed leaderboard turned into Morikawa’s tournament to lose. He didn’t, and Casey had nothing to do but tip his cap.