I see this all the time, “injuries are a price to pay for playing golf at a high level,” and it drives me nuts.
Well, this again is why we play the tournament before awarding the trophy – there is no such thing as a guaranteed pick, even in the days of Tiger Woods (he may have won 14 majors, but 14 out of 46 means he wasn’t guaranteed to win a major between ’97 and ’08).
I was betting on Dustin Johnson continuing his insane run, but he’s apparently come back to earth (as will always happen) and won’t be playing this weekend.
Imagine if someone had told Phil Mickelson that, going into the final round back 1 stroke, he would shoot a score of 65 and lose, he’d have thought you were insane.
The course in Atlanta for this week’s Tour Championship at East Lake is drenched, and they played lift-clean-place yesterday.
I might have taken a look at his swing years ago but didn’t see anything remarkable (he was very inconsistent, I might have only looked at his slo-mo swings back in ’09 when he won the Players’ Championship).
I caught some of his win in the Deutche Bank last week and decided today to see if there were any good clips of his recent swings on Youtube. His swing looked pretty good, but I didn’t catch any good angles in the tournament when I was watching.