Jordan Spieth has lived a charmed life on the PGA tour, but everything changed earlier this year when he suffered an epic meltdown at The Masters giving up a large lead on Sunday to blow the tournament.
With the US Open underway today, we’ll see if Spieth has been able to shake off that miserable experience and snag another major.
The PGA Tour is turning over a new leaf after the 2015 schedule. Former tour headliner Tiger Woods is a shell of his former self and may never play another PGA event in his life, due to mounting injuries. And his decline, as well as some of golf’s other gatekeepers stepping back, has opened the door for the younger – and more promising – players on tour.
Phil Mickelson took some heat after publicly calling out Tom Watson for his strategy following another Ryder Cup debacle. For many of us who weren’t following closely, Mickelson came across as being pretty obnoxious.
But then word got out on how Tom Watson had actually behaved, and how poorly he led his team. Watson has always had a sterling reputation, but he came across very badly with how he treated his team. It was amazing to see opinions on this matter shift so quickly, and Watson ended up issuing a statement where he essentially apologized for his behavior.
The upshot is that Mickelson’s criticisms are now being taken very seriously, and the entire process of picking Ryder Cup captains is being evaluated. And that’s a good thing. The performance of team USA has been pretty lame, and it’s time to have a more logical and professional process. Let’s hope that then leads to better play and some wins.