by Jeff Skinner
Matt Kuchar continues his hot streak with an opening 64 to lead this week’s BMW Championship. Could Matt be this year’s Tiger and win two events and the FedEx Cup? He looked to be this year’s Heath Slocum but if he keeps this up he’ll be looking more like Tiger then Tiger does right now.
How about Charley Hoffman shooting lights out at The Deutsche Bank and stealing one for the long hairs? The thing about these guys winning is that it not only shows the depth of the talent on the PGA Tour it highlights the personalities on the tour. Names like Kuchar, Hoffman, Martin Laird, Kevin Streelman and Jason Day won’t get many casual fans excited but if they would just watch the tournament they could see that these guys are not just good golfers they are interesting stories also.
Take for example the first round leaderboard at The BMW: Kuchar, Ryan Moore, Ian Poulter and Retief Goosen lead and each of them are distinct and interesting personalities. The first two weeks may not have had a Tiger or a Phil dominating the field or the television ratings but there was plenty of interesting golf being played. I like it when the big names contend for sure but I can really appreciate all the good golfers out there that work each week to try and grab a piece of history. Sorry Mr. Finchem, I don’t need Tiger or Phil to win each week. So far I am loving The Playoffs just as they are.