This was an easy article to write up not because Lonnie is my best friend in Houston or that we have played 1000s of rounds together or the super crazy stories
that have happened over the past 20 years. It is easy because all I need to do write about the facts.
Let me set the scene. In Clear Creek this past Sunday, the day started foggy but turned sunny with a brisk wind. The conditions of the greens and a steady dose of 12 to 18 mph winds posed a serious challenge for the field but Lonnie was feeling quite confident in his techniques and skills for a win. Lonnie knows that he has a strong short game and he will often manage to get close enough to wiggle in a putt to save par. The pin placement on hole 5 par 3 was borderline reckless and unlawful. The greenskeeper pin placement against the Houston Golf League was pure trickery, perhaps he partied too much the night before. The field averaged 3 putts on that hole. The average score was 4.6 with only Roland Turner and newcomer, Danuel Morrison, were the only two to par that beast. Even the League's latest and greatest, Josh Lewis, fell victim to the 5th hole shenanigans. His 8 putts were the most in the league's history on one hole. Good job, Josh, for setting records in your second debut. With this win in Clear Creek, Lonnie has become the most successful player in the league's history by overtaking the Hall of Famer, Jaime Villarreal. Lonnie's strategy was undeniably brilliant. He did what he does well on this course...WIN. He also set records in 2015, 2017 and now 2020 with the league's most wins. He has a chance to match back to back wins at Country Place on March 22nd and another 3 peat at Cinco Ranch in May. Here's more "bro. love" announcements...Lonnie has 5 Culture Titles, Ryder Cup Championship, Best Ball Championship and 11 regular season tournament wins. He is the first on wins in League history and 3rd on the Career Money List. I could go on and on and on....need I say more? Lonnie plays well at certain courses and our next event is at Country Place, where he will be attempting to get his next 2 wins in one course. Vegas has him at 9/1. Lonnie has himself as a lock. Trust me on this one, he is flying high above the clouds. So somebody, PLEASE burst his bubble by bringing him down to earth at Country Place. So congratulations Lonnie!! Confidence and strategy paid off. Very impressive and a great talent. Pure artistry....and the "bro-love" continues.
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