Friday, 18 September 2015

Does It Get Any Better Than This?

After two days watching Jason Day play at the BMW Championship, I'm not alone in running out of superlatives to describe his play.  Have we ever seen golf played at a higher level?  Jordan Spieth, who is eleven under par after 36 holes still finds himself seven shots behind Day.  He must wonder what can be done to compete with this guy who hits it so far, and so straight, and then keeps rolling in those putts.  He's playing like a man possessed.

But as impressive as the golf has been from all of these young stars, even more impressive is their behaviour on the golf course.  The three young men chatted away, openly acknowledged and congratulated eachother when they hit good shots, and obviously thoroughly enjoyed playing together.  It was wonderful to see.

We are seeing golf being played like it has never been played before, and in the spirit it was always intended to be played.  It's a joy to watch.  For all the naysayers who have claimed that golf is in trouble, particularly without Tiger Woods in the hunt, I suggest you think again.  This has been one of the best years I've ever seen in golf; from Spieth's great record-tying win at Augusta, to Fowler's incredible birdie run to win at the Players, to Jason Day's record-breaking PGA victory, golf has seemingly gone to a whole new level.

And, perhaps best of all, contrary to the old saying, in golf at least, nice guys do not finish last.  Does it get any better than this?