Musings on the Monday after the best 2014 Sunday of golf around the world to date:
You Pick: Would you rather have Adam Scott’s career record today or Rory McIlroy’s?
Scott has a Masters, a Players, a Texas Slam and a firm hold of the top spot on the Official World Golf Ranking on his résumé.
McIlroy has two U.S. Opens, a BMW PGA and a win at Quail Hollow on his résumé.
While we are it:
Whose future would rather have? Scott’s or McIlroy’s
Whose swing would you rather have? Scott’s or McIlroy’s
Whose life would you rather have? Scott’s or McIlroy’s
Whose caddie would you rather have? Scott’s churlish but winningly influential Steve Williams or Rory’s J. P. Fitzgerald, a quiet professional with a sense of humor.
For my part, if forced to choose, I’ll take Rory’s future, Scott’s swing, Scott’s life and Rory’s caddie.
Last but not least: If you have the first pick in the U.S. Open draft at your office pool, do you take Rory or Adam?
(I’d trade down for the second pick.)
Outrageous?: Colin Montgomerie won a “major” of sorts in Michigan on Sunday, his first stroke-play victory in the United States.
Montgomerie, in his prime, was a better player in Ryder Cup than even Seve Ballesteros.
Montgomerie has spent a lot of time at Gleneagles, the site of this year’s Ryder Cup matches.
Out of the box thought: Monty as a Captain’s pick for the Euros.
Monty and Poulter as a foursomes pairing?
Who among us, who follows the game closely, wouldn’t pay money to see that?
Björn Too Late?: If Thomas Björn doesn’t earn a spot on the European Ryder side (a berth he desperately craves), you can point to the Sunday 75 at Wentworth that cost him the BMW PGA as the beginning of the end of his chances.
Can This Be True?: In the past six Ryder Cups won by Europe, Tiger Woods has been on the losing side six times. In the last three Ryder Cups won by the U.S., Tiger Woods has been a member of the winning side just once.
Comeback Player Of The Year, Male Or Female?: The calendar year isn’t even half over yet, but this one’s easy. Michelle Wie. She has one win and five straight top-10s.