Here’s a fact.
The difference in ranking terms between world golf number one, Tiger Woods, and number two, Phil Mickelson, is GREATER than the difference between Phil Mickelson and the World number 1,000.
That is why Tiger Woods is a god. It just so happens he is decent, honest, truthful, faithful and, dare I say it, handsome.
Tiger is closer this year than ever in the past to concievably winning the Grand Slam of Majors. I suspect he will slip up somewhere and have to settle for three, startiong with The Masters in April. And his performance in The Buick last week, on the course that hosts the US Open, suggests that is in the bag too. He’s only played two tournaments thus far in 2008. The result? Two wins.
The scale of that achievement was demonstrated vividly last night when J B Holmes picked up his second ever career win (unusual in most golfers to achieve even two). His reaction said it all.
On the other hand, two wins in two weeks, one in Europe, one in the US, says that even Tiger is perhaps under-represented by his world ranking.