Are we in for the best year in golf ever? I’ve been saying so for a couple of weeks. There are a half-a-dozen players now at the peak of their games and they are poised to push each other to even higher levels
Apparently lots of people agree with me. Here’s one: Rick Woodson in the Rochester Business Journal has a good column on the anticipation of the season. Thomas Bonk has a similar column in the Los Angeles Times. Bonk writes:
So far, nobody but big-time champions has been winning.
Beginning with the Sony Open, seven tournaments in a row have been won by players who are major winners: Sony (Singh), Buick Invitational (Woods), Hope (Justin Leonard), FBR Open (Mickelson), Pebble Beach (Mickelson), Match Play Championship (David Toms) and Doral (Woods).
(Adam Scott, whose victory at the Nissan Open isn’t recognized by the tour because rain reduced it to 36 holes, has not won a major, but he did win the Players Championship last year.)
There’s not much time for someone to separate from the field before the Masters, and judging by what has been going on this year, chances are it’s not going to happen.