Five Questions from The Players Championship
So here’s the thing, I love golf. I’ve watched more golf in the past few years than I did when I was younger. Maybe, it’s DraftKings fault and when I’ m rolling good, I tend to watch more. That said, I’d love to write about it when it makes sense on a Monday morning. We’ve going to start a five questions blog post that will hopefully run each Monday. There are obvious times where we might miss this one but know we’re always thinking about it. Enjoy the first version about a drama-less Players Championship.
— Tron Carter (@TronCarterNLU) May 10, 2015
(Not from yesterday but omg, so great)
1. Is Webb Simpson a major contender this year? – I feel like we have to consider him, right? The Players is one of the best tournaments to win on the year, and Simpson played well really all season. He could handle Shinnecock in a couple of weeks as the course fits the type of player he is. Simpson is not a someone who has been a good majors golfer in his career besides his one win at Olympic Park. He’s also making a great case for the Ryder Cup team.
2. When will Tiger Woods win? – Another week, another encouraging Tiger performance. Some of the Tiger haters will pine for a win, but he’s playing good golf at this point of the comeback. The Memorial is one of the signature Tiger tournaments, and he might be the favorite heading into that one in a couple of weeks. If not then, you could see The National or the Open as the next two possible chances.
3. Will Jordan Spieth find his groove again? – Of all of the golfers this year who have made a splash, Jordan Spieth continues to semi-struggle. Saturday’s round was as good as he’s played all year, but he did not really do much on Sunday playing beside Tiger. There were some putts that didn’t fall for him, and it’s hard to think of him as a major favorite at this point of the season.
4. Is Brooks back to healthy? – He looked good on Sunday with a 63 that included a double-eagle on 15. Koepka seems to be feeling better battling a wrist injury this season. Don’t be surprised if he wins a tournament soon.
5. Biggest winners of the weekend? – Besides Webb, you have to be encouraged if you’re Danny Lee, Jimmy Walker and Jason Dufner. All three haven’t been near the top of the leaderboard much this season. That’s good momentum heading into the month before the U.S. Open.