Off the Tee: An Unlikely Winner at a Weird Wells Fargo Championship, Is It Fair to Compare Today’s Stars to Tiger?
How many cuts would you miss before the thought started to creep into your mind that maybe making a living as a professional golfer isn't for you?
For James Hahn, that number was eight. He hadn't played on the weekend since Super Bowl Sunday back in February. He hadn't broken 70 in his last 18 rounds. But, there he was in the winner's circle at the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow.
In the edition of 'Off The Tee', I talk with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf Blog about Hahn's unlikely triumph in what proved to be a tournament filled with unusual moments.
Here are some of the other topics I cover with Joel:
- Hahn's big win at the Wells Fargo Championship. Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson made big Sunday charges, both shooting 66.
- Zac Blair was disqualified at the Wells Fargo Championship when his putter bent after he smacked himself in the head with it. Jason Kokrak had to hit a shot out of a VIP tent. Roberto Castro's ball landed in a spectator's shoe.
- Next year's Wells Fargo Championship will have a temporary home in Eastern North Carolina, while Quail Hollow prepares for 2017 PGA Championship.
- This week, it's the PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass. Joel likes Jordan Spieth's chances. Three other players (McIlroy, Jason Day, and defending champ Rickie Fowler) are also better than 20-to-1 favorites to win the PLAYERS.
- John Daly made his Champions Tour debut, finishing T-17 at the Insperity Championship.
- In an interview with ESPN, an anonymous PGA player said, "It’s an embarrassment and an insult to compare those guys (McIlroy, Spieth, Day, Fowler) to a Tiger Woods." Does Joel agree?
- When will Tiger return?
Here is my complete conversation with Joel: