One of the benefits of being sidelined with injury is that I have gotten to see the all of the President’s Cup matches up to date.
Royal Melbourne looks awesome!
The golf course was clearly set up too difficult on day 2 of the matches. The speed of the greens, combined with their firmness made golf in 20+ mph winds a bit silly. I still think too many people find it amusing or cool somehow to have professionals play on courses that are no longer ‘normal’. Good shots were not rewarded and luck played too big of a role in my opinion…. Fortunately, the day ended with a tie in the matches, so no big deal.
But no doubt the course looks fantastic! Play it with greens at a 10 on the stimp meter, a bunch more receptive to iron shots, and it’s clearly one of the great courses of the world.
The golfers…. well, they certainly are the best of the best. We look for marquee matchups, but truth is, any golfer out there can beat any other golfer in the field on any given day. Jay Hass made that clear during the final day picks, when he kept telling Freddy that it didn’t really matter who he picked to play against Geoff Olgilvy, or KJ Choi…. They are all good. Any one of our players can play….
In about 15 minutes, I’ll begin watching the final day of singles matches. Looking forward to watching the great GRAVITY SWINGS of Ernie Els, Hunter Mahan, YE Yang, Aaron Baddeley, KJ Choi, Retif Goosen, Webb Simpson, and Jim Furyk, just to name a few!
Time to get out the ice, put my bum leg up and watch some golf! Golf is healing….