If you’re reading this blog, I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that you’re a golf fan and by extension, it’s a relatively safe assumption that you’re a fan of other sports as well. Sports fans love to debate about who the best players are and why their teams are better than someone else’s, but there’s one thing that all of us can (hopefully) agree on: we all like to be entertained.
In my opinion, Zach Lowe is the best sportswriter on the planet at simultaneously informing and entertaining the reader, and with his NBA League Pass Rankings as my inspiration, I present to you the Golfer Watchability Index. This will be posted in five parts, ranking my own selections for the 50 most watchable golfers in the game right now. It’s all horribly unscientific, but each player was ranked based on the following five categories:
Steve Williams, widely regarded as one of the best caddies in golf, has a book coming out about his long and successful career in the game and naturally, there’s going to be some stories about the players Williams has looped for over the last three decades. It’s an illustrious list, with names like Peter Thomson, Greg Norman, Raymond Floyd, Adam Scott, and of course, his most high profile star, Tiger Woods.
Well, that’s a title I never thought I’d write, but here we are.
During last week’s Presidents Cup, Tiger Woods placed a call to Fred Couples who was in South Korea to help Jay Haas with Team USA. The point of the call? To talk with 2016 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love and offer his services to him as an assistant captain should the 14-time major winner not qualify for the team as a player at Hazeltine next September. Whether it’s a desire to be involved in a team event for the first time since 2013 or a sign that he realizes that he might not have much time left at golf’s highest level, it’s certainly a departure from everything we’ve believed to know about Tiger Woods.
Enter Brandel Chamblee.
On the Sunday, October 11th episode of ‘Golf Central’, Chamblee discussed the merits of both Tiger and Phil Mickelson being vice captains for the Americans next year, and in the future.
Team USA continued their domination of the Internationals at the Presidents Cup this week, winning 15.5-14.5 to improve their record in the event to 9-1-1 since its inception in 1994. While the end result wasn’t surprising, what was a bit of a shock was how much fun the week really was, despite the time difference that comes with playing an event in South Korea. I covered the best GIFs, Vines and tweets in this post here, but some extended thoughts on the event are below.
The 2015 Presidents Cup was a ton of fun, and a lot of that was because despite the time difference, Twitter was on fire. I’ll have some thoughts on the events in another post, but here are the best moments from the past four days: