I’m tempted by Shipnuck’s point but two majors still seems like a trump card to me. Not sure what the current conversion rate is — didn’t we once ask pros if they’d rather have ten wins versus one major? — but two big ones outweigh anything Bryson can do especially given the Tour Championship is a field of just 30 players. Bryson may end up with the more lucrative year though if he can grab hold of that FedEx cash.
The really big development in ball design in recent years is the ability for manufacturers to make soft low-compression cores that are just as fast as firmer ones. So unless you’re swinging at 110 mph or faster focus more on how a ball performs around the greens.
Given all the whispers one hears on the driving range that seems about right. I think cheating can take many subtle forms. Taking bad drops a la Dahmen vs. Kang seems like the easiest way to get an edge and everyone is looking for an edge. But the 100% number made me laugh out loud.