SAN FRANCISCO – In the stunning moments after Justin Leonard’s 3 footer for birdie at the last slipped past the cup and gave the International’s an unlikely half point, the particulars were still in debate.
“I asked (Retief Goosen) if the putt was good and he thought the match was over and said he was confused,” said Jim Furyk, Leonard’s Day 1 partner.
The American duo was 2 up with two holes to play but were unable to birdie the driveable par-4 17th or the par-5 closing hole and tipped the momentum in the International’s favor.
“Retief thought the match was over and we didn’t know if he was going to give us the putt,” Leonard said. “I just hit a bad putt.”
He may have been confused, but that half point will help clear things up.