Rory McIlroy's victory at last week's PGA Championship was punctuated by a fantastic finish of 67-66 on the weekend.
At 23 years old, McIlroy captured his second major championship and won rave reviews not only for his golf game but his smiling, fan-friendly personality as well.
It was quite a contrast to Tiger Woods, who stumbled yet again on the weekend of a major tournament, despite a strong start. Woods' swing seems to be back in form, but something is still missing.
Surprisingly, it might be his confidence.
Woods, who will turn 37 in December, finished another season without adding to his total of 14 major championships - still four short of golfing-great Jack Nicklaus.
Hollidaysburg native Anthony DeGol shot scores of 69-73-71-70 to finish 11th in the 240-man field of the Canadian Amateur played last week in Ontario.
DeGol, who received a special invitation to play in the prestigious event (first held in 1895), finished just seven shots behind the eventual winner - Canadian amateur Mackenzie Hughes.
DeGol will be returning to Penn State this fall as a senior on the men's golf team. The Nittany Lion golfers begin their fall schedule at the Gopher Invitational in Minneapolis on Sept. 11-12.
Michael Macionsky of Duncansville and Sean Brannan of Hollidaysburg both participated in last week's Pennsylvania Open held at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort near Pittsburgh.
Macionsky shot scores of 76-76 while Brannan followed with 78-75.
The two local golfers narrowly missed the 36-hole cut in a tournament eventually won by Clayton Rotz, of Chambersburg, who finished with a three-round total of 11-under par, 205.