The dominant American male has gone missing in professional golf this year.
And we’re not talking just about what happened – again – in the Ryder Cup.
Look at who won the four major championships: Bubba Watson won the Masters, Martin Kaymer dominated the U.S. Open and Rory McIlroy won the British Open and PGA Championship.
That’s one major for an American-born player and three for European players – and that doesn’t include Kaymer’s win at the Players Championship.
Then there’s the Champions Tour majors:
Kenny Perry won the Regents Tradition, Colin Montgomerie won the Senior PGA Championship and the Senior U.S. Open and Bernhard Langer won the Senior Players Championship and the Senior British Open.
That’s one for the U.S., four more for Europe.
At least on the LPGA Tour, Americans Lexi Thompson, Michelle Wie and Mo Martin won majors before Inbee Park and Hyo Joo Kim picked up the last two.
“It has been quite a dominant year for Europe and I don’t know why,” said Montgomerie, who has become an entertaining television analyst when he’s not playing. “America must be going through a transitional period.”