PGA season preview
Sand traps, water hazards and double bogeys
Bobby Danger Jones
“A good walk ruined” is how Mark Twain summed up his opinion on golf. Though some amateurs may consider golf to be primarily a good walk that can turn into a drunk stumble, there’s plenty of others who don’t share that philosophy.
As the snowboard replaces the clubs in the shed, we have to look to those who make something so difficult appear frustratingly easy. Wins can come difficult even for the pros, and there are a few players to keep your eye on in the up- coming PGA season.
Watch for Jim Furyk to make an impact this year. Going winless in 2012 was unfortunate, unlucky and uncharacteristic of Furyk. But, with eight Top 10 finishes in 2012, the new season looks promising.
Tim Clark was held back by a wrist injury, but still managed to finish in the Top 10 three times in 2012. Chances are good that he’ll be a contender at every major.
Former world No. 1 ranked British player Lee Westwood hasn’t had a win since 2010, but after moving to Florida and making a full time commitment to the PGA, he was quoted as saying “I’ve grown to love playing in America.” Watch for his resurgence to the top of the rankings in 2013.
Adam Scott wouldn’t be classified as a struggling pro with wins in 12 consecutive years, but there’s every expectation for him to string more than one together in 2012.
With four second-place finishes last season, watch for Robert Garrigus to go the extra distance and clinch a victory this season.
Grame McDowell is too good a ball striker to go four consecutive years without a victory; 2013 may be his breakout year.