Wilson Irons To “Di” For ( 5)
About the only thing the Euro Tour and
the Yank Tour had in common Sunday was
a playoff loser who hit a ball in the water
when it counted most.
The BMW winner at Wentworth, England’s Luke Donald, ascended to the top
spot in the world ranking with his win over
most-recent-former-No. 1 Lee Westwood.
In the past year, the quietly precise Donald has posted three wins, four seconds and
four thirds. He has top-tenned in 18 of his
past 27 starts and all of his last nine. Nicklaus used to have 12-month runs like that.
Donald still hasn’t won a major and
there will be plenty of scolds howling Monday about that. But that he is the best player
in the world right now, there can be no
argument. His game is good enough at the
moment to make you swear on a stack of
Bibles. It’s the gospel according to Luke.
Meanwhile, on the left side of the pond,
someone named Keegan Bradley won
Byron Nelson’s tournament near Dallas,
outlasting Ryan Palmer. Of much greater
note in the States was 61-year-old Tom
Watson’s playoff victory
in the Senior PGA.
Finally, there is the matter of Tiger
Woods’ future representation – if you still
care. If Tiger leaves IMG to join agent Mark
Steinberg, will we consider that he has
gone “rogue?” Or should we “give the kid
a break” and stop using the word “rogue”
in the same sentence with his name?