It would be great drama if Tiger Woods was healthy and still playing well on the PGA tour. It would have set up a great story line heading into the 30th anniversary of the memorable Master’s victory for Jack Nicklaus. However, Tiger is now a non story! He is old news! He’s injured and broken down. He will not pass the Golden Bear for all time major championship wins as the baton has been passed.
The new generation has taken over and the game has never been more competitive. It really is going to be an amazing golf season.
Australia’s Jason Day heads into Augusta this weekend as the number one player in the world. The 28 year old is relaxed and confident but he certainly isn’t talking trash. “I certainly don’t think I’m the favorite,” says Day. “Jordan (Spieth), Rory (McIlroy), Henrik (Stenson) and even Phil (Mickelson) are all playing well.”
Mickelson would be the long shot as he ranked 18th in the world, but he certainly would be the sentimental choice. He turns 46 in June, the same age as Nicklaus 30 years ago.
The ultimate battle boils down to the top three players in the world. Jordan is the defending champion and one of the best putters in the game. Rory is number 3 and if he ever gets his flat stick going, he could run away from the field.
Sorry Tiger, you are yesterday’s news! My money is on Jordan.