Woods was truly great at every level at which he played. Some of the achievements are beyond description most notably the 1997 Masters the 2000 U.S. Open and the 2008 U.S. Open. So what Woods has done this year is only meaningful if you appreciate all that sporting history first.
While there can be advantages for a very fast swinger (see “Tour player”) to use a slightly higher-compression design in terms of energy transfer and ball speed most modern golf balls will produce relatively similar driving distances for the vast majority of players.
I just don’t see Phil as a lock. Now is an excellent time for him to become an assistant captain and a captain-in-training. I don’t see Furyk having any trouble telling Phil that. He’s had a great run. He’ll be an interesting and original captain. It’s the cruelest and greatest aspect of golf that Phil still needs to play his way on to the team at this late date.
Bryson has indeed enjoyed a superb year from start to finish and a third win in the playoffs with all that accrues would be phenomenal — but not quite enough to eclipse Koepka for POY. Unfortunately Bryson didn’t shine on the four biggest stages and four total wins just isn’t quite dominating enough.
Certainly a bigger number than I expected. I suppose the classy way to handle these incidents would be to keep it in the locker room but I’m surprised the public doesn’t know more about specific incidents. I mean this year we had Joel Dahman-Sung Kang and…. who are those other 30 respondents?