Otherwise, though, there was little to propel goose bumps. Blixt, Steven Bowditch, Matt Jones, Wagner and Jimmy Walker were your final top five, decided at almost 9 p.m.
Perhaps the neatest story was that of Greenbrier pro emeritus Tom Watson.
The 63-year-old performed well, finishing at minus 4, the same as 19-year-old amateur Michael Kim. Fans were able to watch Watson's classic swing for four days. Afterward, autograph seekers lined up behind No. 18 for a signature. As always, he was gracious, saying the Greenbrier "pulled out all the stops to spoil us."
Then there was the story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, toting the bag for Ryan Palmer. When does a caddy ever steal the show?
Just that kind of a tournament. There seemed to be more golf stars - Jack Nicklaus, Ernie Els, Ian Polter and Rory McIlroy - spotted watching tennis at Wimbledon.
Even the Classic's annual curiosity - John Daly - withdrew after three holes Friday because of elbow problems. There went the star-spangled pants.
Of course, you can't always have a classic Classic. You can't always have a 59 recorded or a playoff staged.
We sat and we sat, like those at other tournaments through the season. Fourteen of the 28 PGA Tour tournaments, including this one, had weather delays. Jim Nantz and CBS tap-danced for two hours awaiting the restart.
It wasn't until 5:08 p.m. when starter Paul Moran announced the name of Wagner to start his round. CBS bailed for "60 Minutes" 52 minutes later. Back to the Golf Channel.
The masses watched a "60 Minutes" report on James Bond. Hopefully, the hardcore golf fans stayed tuned.
They saw Sweden's Blixt take control on No. 16, while the wheels fell off of Wagner. They saw tears of happiness from the winner. "One week," he said, "and the whole year turns around."
It was a rainbow for those hardcore fans. In a tournament that turned out tailored for them.