Golf cannot afford another no-name bore of a champion in British Open like Zach Johnson & Angel Cabrera
There have been enough unremarkable champions we know nothing about in golf’s majors this year. We’ve had Zach Johnson, who’s only at all interesting because he thanked God after his Masters win, and Angel Cabrera, who’s lone compelling point is his habit of puffing his way down the fairways.
The British Open needs a champion that somebody outside of Iowa, Argentina or some other boring spot dependent on corn or cigarettes cares about.
Tiger Woods need not threepeat. That would be annoying in itself with the reaction it’s sure to trigger from columnists declaring that Tiger can still win as a dad (of course he can, only those living in Oz doubt otherwise).
It need not be a European (because that’s just not happening).
But the British requires a champion that has at least been in the public golfing consciousness before Sunday afternoon. It can even be the personality-less Jim Furyk.
Anybody that’s done at least a little something.
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I found him refreshing, although you're right--he is a no-name.
Personally, I thought Zach Johnson did something great for the sport by showing that "old man" golf can win. And Cabrera... only Baldwin could find something to make him dislike a guy we don't know much about.
someone pretending to be a golf journalist
had no idea who he was before this year's
If you think Argentina is boring, you
obviously have never spent any time in
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