One solution was to avoid comparisons along the way, which was never going to be easy. Still, on Derby weekend, go with the Northern Irishman, Quail Hollow's own American Pharoah. There can't be many less likely play-off pairings in golfing history than Derek Ernst and David Lynn in 2013, although James Hahn and Roberto Castro gave them a run for their money in 2016, when this was last played at Quail Hollow.
Through six starts this season, Woods has made five cuts with three top-12 finishes, including a runner-up effort at the Valspar Championship.
Neither will anything else he does this year.
"Freddie is really smart on the course; he knows where to hit it, he knows where to miss it", Niemann said. Then do what Bobby Jones' instructor Stewart Maiden advised him during one of the 13-time major championship winner's rare "off" periods.
On the table as he spoke was his phone, the only place he keeps his goals.
The letdown occurred immediately after the season when he didn't make the Presidents Cup team. There was a long period of time where I didn't think I would ever play golf again. "How do you know him?' I'm like, 'What?' And when he was like, 'Is this Andrea?' I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, this is happening'". But there already is proof that he is backing it up just fine.
Justin Thomas 10 points to win at 10/1 with Sportnation.bet - The course suits the big hitter just so well, and he was incredible in his victory back in August. The Wells Fargo Championship will take place Thursday-Sunday from Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, NC.
The bad golf isn't bad at all.
Yet, with the benefit of a few weeks to reflect, McIlroy will surely feel there is plenty to be positive about, not least a return to action at a course which has treated him very well indeed over the years. Nicklaus at his best was better than any other golfer at his best. He enters ranked first in the field in strokes gained: tee to green over the past 50 rounds, per FantasyGolfMetrics. What in reality were Woods's chances of winning a tournament?
"Either way is fine with me", Peterson said.
"The golf course is much harder than it used to be, that's for sure", Woods said after his pro-am round Wednesday. The reason for that lies in his 9 top-10's at Quail Hollow in years past.
One final option to consider for this week is Dechambeau, who has come very close several times on the PGA Tour over the a year ago. What I thought was speed was not-it was slow motion. You might want to turn the sound up. You probably won't because you're not playing well.
"Now, of course, I'm driving it great and struggling a bit with my irons, " Woods said. At this price, Hadley is a flawless option to compliment your type priced studs, as I could easily see him sneaking into the top 10 this week since he's in form and comfortable on this track.