- Jul 24, 2012
Struggle to warm to Adam Scott due to his long putter just not right for me. And Tiger - well - not for me. I'd go Mickleson for his fantastic adaptability and play in The Open.
lol, me, argumentative, never surely
Thing is for me is it PGA golfer of the year, and I think he wins that (hes won more than twice as many tournaments than anyone else with a 30% win rate!), does he win overall golfer of the year, maybe not (as at that point I may value majors and possibly WGC events higher). Its funny that people want to include Mickelson even though his big wins arent even on the PGA tour. As I say I think this year hes definitely been the best golfer on the PGA tour and probably been the best golfer full stop
Adam Scott for me, Big Phil 2nd, Justin 3rd and Tiger 4th.... All about the majors....
Saw somewhere on Facebook asking to choose between Tiger (5 wins) & Adam Scott (Masters + Barclays) for the PGA Tour Player of the Year.
While I have always liked Tiger and increasingly Adam's golf & good nature, I think my choice is Justin Rose.
I was watching the Barclay's at a bar in Polzeath last week. With Justin needing a 3-5 footer to force a playoff, I thought he would miss cuz his alignment looked incorrect (everyone can be an armchair Peter Alliss). Unfortunately, Justin missed it and Adam went onto to win. In a weird way, it made Justin more human and likeable.
While I like Adam, I think he still has an unnatural advantage with his long putter. So my vote goes to Justin.
If the PGA golfer of year is determined by the player with the most wins or most money - does this not simply mean the player at the top of the PGA order of merit. And if it does what's the point of the PGA golfer of the year. Surely this has to just more than most wins/most money. These are very limited parameters upon how to assess what any one golfer has achieved or contributed in the field of golf in a year.
So let's look at 1950...just for instance...
1950 Sam Snead was leading money winner; Jimmy Demaret won the Masters; Ben Hogan won the US Openyn; Bobby Locke won The Open and Chandler HArper won the PGA. Who would be PGA golfer of the year. Sam Snerad because he won most money or Ben Hogan because of his remarkable victory 11 months after his 'near death' car accident. I hazard that you'll not find that many going for Sam Snead.
Coming back from that accident obviously had a major part to play for the winner but nobody this year has anything like that to get preference of simple facts. If the title was for favourite golfer of the year then woods may struggle to get short listed. But if it's for best of the year then I'd be surprised if he doesn't get it. As a side note on woods picking his favourite events. Everyone could do thensame if they wished too. Maybe they just don't have the same confidence in their ability to get it done and therefor play ever week hoping it clicks once or twice.
But isn't best golfer of the year almost always going to be top of the money list - almost by definition. This means that the award of Player of the Year would be a bit pointless. But agree that everything else being equal - top of money list would take it. But even without such as Hogan's win - you have Speight (sp) for his youth and Mickleson for winning The Open in the way he did.
I might give it to Zach Johnson for saying after the first (or was it second) round of the Open that he was loving playing The Open and Muirfield as he knows that he will come away from it knowing all the weaker points of his game. Great attitude.
He also bought us "Dufnering", the more you think about it, he should be a shoe-in :thup: