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From the desk of Owl P. Jackson, Esq.
October 19, 2022 by Owl P. Jackson, Esq. in Opinion with comments
And just like that, the 2022 season has come to an end. Soon, disc golf fans everywhere will be parsing Instagram posts and zooming in on YouTube videos with only 116 views, sniffing for every last hint of a sponsorship change. But before we head down that long and lonesome road, let’s take one more look back on the weekend that was. In my opinion, these are the top 10 storylines of the 2022 Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship…presented by Barbasol, of course.
1. Tattar’s Incredible Season
“Closing time, open all the doors and let you out into the world.”
Say what you want about the format, but the best players won in the end. So, in that respect, this tournament accomplished what it claimed it would—crown the tour champions. Kristin didn’t have her most dominant performance of the season, but once again her steady, consistent pace eventually left everyone else a few strokes behind. A tip of the cap to Kristin’s season and to growing FPO purses—for a few hours, Kristin’s $103,141 was the single season cash record in any division. She did that without playing in two of the majors and missing a handful of Elite Series events. I have no doubt she would have shattered $103,141 if she played the full tour. After all, she didn’t miss the podium the entire season.
2. Back-to-back birdies
“Closing time, turn all of the lights on over every boy and every girl.”
By winning the DGPT Championship, it makes it way more likely that we will remember that Ricky also won the DGPT points title. So, you could say that this tournament is more important than Worlds. Okay, I kid. Ricky put any other Player of the Year resumes to bed, winning his 5th event of the season. It wasn’t without drama, though. Ricky imploded on holes 16 and 17 of the final round, leaving him one stroke behind Isaac Robinson going into the final hole. With a crushing backhand, followed by an absolute smash of a forehand, Ricky did what almost nobody did all weekend—birdie 18. Ricky and Isaac ran the hole back for the playoff and it was frame-for-frame identical. Rinse. Repeat. Ricky.
3. Isaac Robinson falls short
“Closing time, one last call for alcohol; so, finish your whiskey or beer.”
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