The Associated Press’ Doug Ferguson uses Aaron Baddeley’s first PGA Tour victory to bring up the old question of who will challenge Tiger.
Baddeley, Charles Howell, Justin Rose, Ty Tyron, Casey Wittenberg … Sergio Garcia—have in the past been pretenders to the throne. And each year there is a new crop. This round includes JB Holmes, Camillo Villegas and … Sergio Garcia.
The answer, of course, is none of these. The real challenge is coming from Tour veterans like Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, et. al. The older guys were, I think, shocked by the seeming ease with which Tiger won during the opening of his career. And the best of those tour vets have stepped up their games.
And Tiger isn’t dominating the way he once did.