“Was in control of my destiny and just didn’t have it this week.”— Jordan Spieth who after a T-55 finish that left him out of the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings and out of the Tour Championship for the first time in his career. Another oh-so-close final round. El Tigre went out in 31 and clawed within one shot of the lead before slipping into a tie for 6th.
As for Hazeltine itself? “The set-up of the course was ridiculous. You could hit it anywhere.” Pieters included U.S. stalwart Phil Mickelson in his critiques too. “He was sometimes hitting it like six fairways left or right but was still able to get it on the green and then make a 40-footer. I didn’t think it was a great Ryder Cup set-up to be honest.”
Their combined influence on golf have been likened to the sway of sabermetrics over baseball changing how Tour pros play and practice how coaches coach how caddies caddie.