WM Phoenix Open
By kickntrue on 3/1/10
After a couple weeks of Europeans dominating the PGA Tour it was nice to see a couple young Americans picking up their games. Hunter Mahan shot a -6, 65, yesterday to close out the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He was one shot better than young American (future star, and great dresser) Rickie Fowler.
I didn't watch the whole event, but I saw enough to know this; everything people are saying about Fowler is true, and maybe more. He hit the ball better than anyone, but putted rather lousy. There aren't many player on Tour who can win without their A game, but I bet if you ask Rickie for a true assessment of his game over the weekend he'd put it somewhere around a B or B-, and he was still the 2nd best golfer of the weekend. Remind you of anyone else? I'm not saying he's "the next," but I do think American golf is is good shape and we should be pretty excited about the future generation of golf we're set to see with Fowler joining the likes of Ryo Ishikawa, Rory McIlroy and others.
Of course- we shouldn't overlook Hunter Mahan, who is also still a pretty young guy. He's proving himself a pretty sharp player capable of winning on a yearly basis.
On Golf Channel on Saturday they said the 16th hole makes $6M a year. It's a wonder they don't figure out how to do that with 1 hole every tournament.
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