Reason why:Davis Riley Ignores The Disrespect, Scottie Scheffler Earns A Week Off, Harry Higgs’ Touching Victory Speech

Reason why:Davis Riley Ignores The Disrespect, Scottie Scheffler Earns A Week Off, Harry Higgs’ Touching Victory Speech

Before getting into this week’s edition of Par Talk and reflecting on the golf that was played this past weekend, we of course want to offer our thoughts, prayers, and condolences to Grayson Murray’s loved ones. It’s an incredibly sad and confusing situation with the 30-year-old, two-time PGA Tour winner taking his own life last week.

While there isn’t much to say other than that Murray’s passing is gut-wrenching, CBS’ Kyle Porter shared two things that stood out to him as the golf world reacted to the news over the weekend that are worth listening to.

There is no easy transition going from someone’s passing to talking about something far more meaningless, like guys hitting a ball around a field, but the golf world somberly carried on and there are some storylines worth diving into.

Davis Riley Disrespected Before Finding The Winner’s Circle

Davis Riley entered Sunday’s final round of the Charles Schwab Challenge with a four-shot lead over Scottie Scheffler, yet most sportsbooks had the two with the same exact odds to win the event. Given the historic run Scheffler has been on, plus the fact that Riley had never won an individual event on Tour, the two having the same odds may have made sense, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t a bit disrespectful as well.

Prior to the start of the final round, Scheffler’s odds to beat Riley head-to-head over the final 18 holes sat at -800. That is a truly insane number, and anyone who sprinkled Riley’s long odds came out feeling great as he was able to shoot even par on Sunday compared to Scheffler’s very surprising 1-over par.


Riley got off to a slow start on Sunday with a disappointing par on the opening hole followed by a bogey that undoubtedly breathed a bit of life into Scheffler and other chasers, but the Mississippi native steadied the ship nicely on a day that featured plenty of high scores when it was all said and done.

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