photo credit: SouthAsiaGolf Where have all the superstars gone? All of a sudden, all of the “big names” seemed to have disappeared. Of course, Tiger Woods is out of competition under the guise of leg injuries. He won’t play when he knows he isn’t winning so it’s the old time tested injury excuse. Phil Mickelson, although a proven winner, is hot and cold. Sometimes he’s brilliant, other times he plays like Mr. Magoo. He’s not consistent enough to be a real superstar champion.
So who else is there? Rory hasn’t been around long enough to be a proven winner. There are no players in the game today that warrant superstar status and that is truly a shame.
The 2011 Open Championship will go down as just another mundane golf tournament. Tom Watson, the last of the superstars, gave the world of golf it’s last big thrill when he nearly won the tournament not too many years ago. When the entire world roots for you, as they did for Watson, you know you have reached superstar status – and rightfully so in Tom’s case.
Before it’s too late, the game of golf needs to be rejuvenated with new faces and newer kinds of tournaments such as match-play events.