Kip Henley III survives a soap opera or two, a zany jackass, and 20 holes of golf to capture the Big Break II.
Kip Henley III drew the ace and won the Big Break II in a 20-hole playoff against Don "Ninja Turtle" Donatello. Here's the recap.
Kip, hitting first, split the first fairway with his 2I. Don struggled to get his nerves in check, but also split the fairway. Driving to his ball, Don says of Kip "Our friendship is over, and when we get finished our friendship will be back." Each hit their approach to about 18 feet: Don left, Kip below. Kip leaves his putt short and Don pushes his putt low.
On the second hole, Kip misses wide right and Don "flails away", hitting a toe-draw to the middle of the fairway. 250 from the hole, uphill, Don hits what he describes as an "absolutley perfect shot." It "hit perfect" and then kicked into the bunker. HA! Kip pitches back into the fairway and then hits to 15 feet from 94 yards. Don complains about a rake mark and blasts the ball thin over the green. He takes a drop off the cartpath when he would have been better off playing it and finds himself in soft sand. He then "tried to hit a perfect shot" but fluffed it. Thinking "I can still make the shot" he chips to six feet. Don makes Kip putt, though he lies 5 and Kip lies three, and Kip putts it to a foot. Don then forces Kip to sink his one-foot putt. This is only the first of many "Don is a selfish jackass competitor" moments.
Kip goes to one up.
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