(This Is Better Than A Major, Right?)
Dr. Gregory D. Jones
ATLANTA, Ga. – Each year, the Professional Golfer’s Association has its season whereby the best golfers in the world compete for fame and fortune.
This year alone, Tiger Woods won five times on tour, ranked number one in the world golf rankings and coming into Eastlake Golf Club ranked number one in Fed Ex Cup standings as well. Unfortunately for Tiger Woods’ fans, author included, he did not win any of the Playoff Venues at neither the Barclays, the Deutsche Bank, the BMW or the Tour Championship. He likewise failed to win a Major in 2013. When asked if he was pleased with his year, he replied, “Well I won five times this year, that’s pretty good isn’t it?”
Henrik Stenson was ranked 200 in the world two years ago, lost his club’s championship and was pretty much written off the pages of golfing lore. Well, Henrik begged to differ by playing the best golf of his career these last three months. The Swede finished with a two-under par round of 68 on Sunday to give himself a three shot victory that won both the Tour Championship and the Fed Ex Cup. He posted a tournament score of 13-under par and became the first European to win the Tour Championship and the Fed Ex Cup. He also earned $11.44 million for these four days of work. When asked what will he say to everyone asking him about winning a major, Stenson replied, “This is better than a major, isn’t it?, much to the delight of the members of Eastlake who accompanied him on the 18th green for the winning ceremony.
All is not lost, Tiger is still ranked number one in the world, will be voted PGA Player of the Year on Friday, won the Vardon Trophy and the Money Title for the 2013 golf season.