A nerve-racking final round adds drama to golf’s fan-free return

By Bill Pennington

The PGA Tour returned from a threemonth layoff due to the coronavirus pandemic last Thursday. But to golf fans worldwide, the true measure, and appeal, of a tour event is a taut, nerve-racking final round.

If the scheduled 18 holes end in a tie at the top of the leaderboard that leads to a tenser, more jittery playoff, then all the better.

On that count, professional golf got its wish on Sunday with a star-studded leaderboard that included the game’s top players, who alternately soared and stumbled in what was an entertaining close to an eventful week for the sport.

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