Oh POY is settled except for whatever they’ll serve at Koepka’s ceremonial dinner. (Is there a dinner? Seems like there should be dinner.) But Bryson made the second-biggest claim to the title. It was a breakout year for him.
I wouldn’t necessarily call it a big step backwards but a stronger weekend might have thrust Xander Schauffele and Matt Kuchar into the conversation. I’m with Sens. After the eight auto picks I figured Tiger and Phil would be locks with a veteran like Kuchar next in line.
I like the rule too just to keep some of the big names checking in once in awhile at the needier Tour stops. Yet it seems unduly harsh in Spieth’s case. I mean this is the guy that came back to the John Deere a few years ago when he didn’t have to — and practically was all the star power at the Byron Nelson this year. Still the boys who have already weighed in are right. Bottom line is the bottom line and if by a quirk he just misses out on Atlanta I think Jordan can handle the freight.