Tom Watson proves that modern PGA Tour players suck
There is an eternal debate amongst sports fans when it comes to their favorite sports - which generation is better? It’s always an enjoyable debate, but usually one that can never be answered with any true authority.
Luckily for us golf fans, that question has been partially answered by one Tom Watson. At 59, Watson summoned all his skill and intelligence to put on what was possibly the greatest performance ever at the British Open.
More than that, Watson proved that this generation of PGA Tour players suck.
Yes, Stewart Cink is the British Open champion - because Watson missed a putt. And Tiger Woods is still the No. 1 golfer on the planet - albeit after suffering the double whammy of seeing construction of his epic Dubai golf resort being put on hold and then crashing out of the Open in most humiliating fashion.
Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s not like the remainder of the schedule will be dominated by the likes of Watson, Greg Norman or any of the other senior golfers that ply their trade occasionally on the PGA Tour. Tiger will likely rebound with a win or two, and remains the favorite at the upcoming PGA Championship. Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry and Zach Johnson will very possibly continue their solid play, as well.
But while the climax of the 2009 PGA Tour season promises to be competitive and exciting, the entire campaign will be remembered for Watson. Because with four rounds of amazing golf, Watson proved once and for all that the modern era just can’t compete with their predecessors.
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Come again? Singh, Mickelson and Els have NINE majors and 86 PGA Tour wins between them. Kenny Perry is climbing fast with 14 wins; Furyk and Duval with 13 apiece, and each of them has grabbed one of the big four.
Tiger could well put on a show like this at the same age. It's the extraordinary talent they exhibit and not the lack of talent in the rest of the field.
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