I’m kind of psyched about that 14 year old kid-Andy Zhang-who managed to get in by being an alternate when another player withdrew.
Amazing Golf Factoid of the Year: there currently isn’t a single male player 35 or younger who has 2 or more majors. When you consider that most majors are won at or before that age, that is pretty astounding. Heck, there is only one guy younger than 40 who qualifies (Tiger, of course, age 36)-the next is Padraig Harrington with 2 (turns 41 in August), followed by Phil (age 41). I went back and checked and the last time that was true was some time around the years 1900-1920. I don’t know if that is a function of our new era of parity, the lack of consistently excellent younger players who can rise above the field, or both, or what, but it’s still very strange. 12 of the last 14 major winners, and the last 8, haven’t won another.