Which is, frankly, more of a comment on my knowledge of the golf world than anything else.
But still. Who the heck is Trevor Immelman?
Well, he must be good, because he won the thing.
But check out these stats: in the 7 tournaments this year before the Masters, he missed the cut 4 times, and finished 65th, 48th, and 40th. He’d won a total of $78,676.33 on the tour this year. That could be why I’d never heard of him.
Then he won the Masters. And the $1,518,676 payday that goes with it. And jumped to ninth on the money list. How does that add up? But congrats to him anyway. Anybody who can withstand the pressure that comes from winning the Masters has got the goods, at least for that one week, and nobody can ever take that away from him.
Plus he’s got a cute little kid, and a pretty wife, and he was pondering his own mortality just four months ago, lying in a hospital bed, awaiting surgery to remove a tumor that they did not yet know was benign. It’s pretty hard not to root for a guy like that. It’s also pretty hard not to root for Brandt Snedeker.
Tiger Woods is a great player, and may well be the greatest golfer of all time, but it’s still boring when he wins all the time.