Brandt – A True Great
I have to say that the last few weeks on the PGA Tour have been full of excitement and buzz. Tiger winning was great, then to see Phil Mickelson follow it up, really set the stage for what is to come this year.
This week’s AT&T National Pro-am seems like a bit of a breather to the regular Tour action. Sure the money and credit for a win is still there, but the fact that the groups include both pros and celebrities provides a different atmosphere. Let’s face it. Bill Murray running through bunkers with old ladies and footballs being punted down the fairway doesn’t really add up to a normal PGA Tour event. Some fans like it, others don’t, I personally think it is a refreshing event to watch. Good entertainment.
And this year is great because we get to focus on our eyes on Brandt Snedeker. He is tied for the lead going into the weekend and I am sure he is more motivated than anyone at this point. Brandt has been on an unbelievable role, I am not sure exactly the stat at this point, but I think he has about 7 top 5 finishes in his last 9 events. It’s really remarkable, and in my opinion harder than winning a single tournament.
The consistency it takes to accomplish that feat from one golf course to the other is something that we expected from the old Tiger, but we haven’t seen it from many in the past 5 years. And I love Brandt’s humble style. We all know he is a tremendous player, but he continues to give the nods to his piers. Stating that the “true greats” win these tournaments and he is simply finishing in the top 5.
I’m looking forward to Brandt’s first win this year, I think he is on the verge of several. And I hope those wins convince him of what his fans already believe – that he is “true great”. Good Luck to you this week Brandt!