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Friday, 15 January 2016

Here We Go Again

It may not be news, but it, too, is reality.  Augusta National's Billy Payne apparently believes Tiger will win again, and it could be another Masters.  I only have one comment about that: is that really news?  Actually, I have another comment:  would what Billy Payne believes about Tiger Woods comeback chances and a dollar actually buy you a coffee?

We are enjoying the emergence of a great rivalry in the game, with Jordan Spieth leading a pack of twenty-somethings who play great golf; play golf as it should be played, and have fun doing it.  Last year gave us some of the most spectacular golf witnessed in years.  Jordan Spieth's numbers rival Tiger's at the same age; and his runaway victory last week to begin the year suggests we should expert more of the same.  

Jason Day's performance at last year's PGA championship was phenomenal, as was Rickie Fowler's win at the Players.  Rory McIlroy's win to secure the Race to Dubai last year shows that Rory still has plenty of fire in his belly.  These young guns are just getting started.

In the meantime, we still have non-news stories about Tiger Woods and whether he will win again, or when he will play again.  It seems we can expect a replay of last year in the lead up to the Masters--all the will he, or won't he nonsense.  How about we just wait and see what happens with Tiger and enjoy the terrific golf on display from these young guns.

Tiger was/is a great player.  If he gets healthy, and gets some of his confidence back, how could he not win?  But those are just "ifs" at this point.  As for me, I want to talk about Jordan Spieth, and Jason Day, and Rory McIlroy, and Rickie Fowler, and Brooks Koepka, and....