Take a mulligan: PGA, where are the young guns?

mulligan, 12 April 2006, Comments Off on Take a mulligan: PGA, where are the young guns?
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After watching a fantastic finish at the LPGA Kraft Nabisco, followed by a rather ho-hum final round at The Masters, I’m rather amazed how few “young guns” there are who can compete at the majors on the PGA tour. The LPGA, of course, has many: Michelle Wie, Natalie Gulbis, Lorena Ochoa, Paula Creamer, Morgan Pressel, to name a few. The PGA has, well, a major problem.

Just look down the list of the 47 final round players at The Masters. Only 1 golfer who’s still in his twenties finished in the Top 25 — Geoff Ogilvy, and he’ll be 29 years old this year. Of the 47 players who made the cut at The Masters, only 6 (Ogilvy, Adam Scott, Carl Petterson, Ben Curtis, Luke Donald, Sergio Garcia) are still in their twenties and none is under 25 years old. Adam Scott will be turning 26 this year, and he’s the youngest. Of the 6 players, 3 are already or will be 29 years old this year. Only 1 — Ben Curtis — has won a major.

So what does this mean? Well, if I were Tiger or Phil, I would be licking my chops. But, if I were the PGA, I would be worried. Michell Wie = 16 years old, need I say more.


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