I love Illinois golf. Mike Small is the GOAT in my mind (although Craig Tiley might be the real GOAT but he left too soon). You talk about the 17, I may be one of the 4 that would be happier with a National Championship in golf versus football, or basketball (ok I am kidding but not by much). Beating that great Cal team 3-2 (I think Pieters beat Homa 1 up in 19), and then losing in the finals is still painful. No one remembers in 1980 we had to beat Finland to secure the Gold after beating the USSR. Illinois golf lost to Finland aka Alabama.
Anyway, thank you for this. I am excited for next season. We really do have a chance to be special.