, 2022-07-27 12:49:45,
From the desk of Owl P. Jackson, Esq.
July 27, 2022 by Owl P. Jackson, Esq. in Opinion with comments
From the desk of Owl P. Jackson, esq.:
Gather ‘round, my friends. Don’t worry about those who might ask you to “step away from me.” Line the fairways to witness [a recap of] one of the most entertaining majors in the history of disc golf. That’s right…these are the top 10 storylines of the 2022 European Open.
1. McBeth vs. McMahon
“Charming, isn’t it?”
Paul and Eagle were on another level this past weekend. It was a two-horse race. They separated themselves from the pack. Pick your favorite sports cliché—the “McBattle” will go down as legend in disc golf. Paul and Eagle played some of the highest-level disc golf we have ever seen. It was fascinating to watch. By the halfway point of the second round, no one else really mattered. You knew it would come down to these two players—the G.O.A.T. and the most talented player on earth—and that last stretch of four holes on day 4. Paul and Eagle were tied after 70 holes, until an errant tee shot on 17 ended McBeth’s hope of winning the tournament for the 6th straight time. Eagle ended up winning by one stroke. More impressive…Eagle ended up beating 3rd place by 17 strokes.
2. The return of Eagle
“Those bells haven’t rung in years.”
Eagle McMahon arguably has the greatest power sidearm of any player ever. So, when he injures his elbow—and subsequently throws out his shoulder the first time he attempted to return—you wondered if he would ever be able to play elite-level disc golf again. Shame on us! We seemed to have forgotten that Eagle has one of the best backhands in the game and is consistently one of the best putters on tour. Eagle threw ZERO sidearms through four rounds. He threw four left-handed shots. But it didn’t seem to matter. Eagle threw a course record 12-under in the first round and shot the hot round three of the four days. He won’t be returning until Worlds. I can’t wait.
3. Paige becomes the all-time leader in FPO Majors
“This junk’s been around for a very long time.”
Paige Pierce did it again. Her third European Open title was her 17th major title. That gives her the most all time, moving past Valarie Jenkins. The best part? She is not even close to stopping. Sure, the FPO field has gotten much more competitive over the past two years, but you know that Paige is…
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