This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.
We should begin by acknowledging that the biggest story in golf this past week was the Solheim Cup, a riveting, down-to-the-wire competition won by the Europeans over the Americans at Gleneagles on Sunday. And that's saying something, because all told it was a pretty impressive week in golf, especially coming at this point on the sports calendar:
• Young Joaquin Niemann turned in a historic win at the Greenbrier as the new PGA Tour season got underway.
• No-longer-young Sergio Garcia finally used a golf club in the proper way and, surprise, it resulted in a victory on the European Tour.
• Kevin Chappell, who less than a year ago had trouble walking, shot the 11th sub-60 round in PGA Tour history, an 11-under 59 on Friday.
• The PGA Tour's new cut line of top-65 and ties went into effect and had a huge, immediate impact, costing 16 golfers two rounds of golf and a paycheck.
He registered a whopping six-stroke victory at the Greenbrier (official name: A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier) to become the first Chilean to win a PGA Tour event and only the third International player since WWII to win one before turning 21. Perhaps you've heard of the other two: Seve Ballesteros and Rory McIlroy.