In an effort to initiate a potentially on-going discussion thread I thought it might be fun to discuss our personal opinions regarding which Pro Tour Players are Over/ Under Rated. Always interesting to get another golfer's take on the pro tour and who they like/dislike, etc..
So I'll start off with most Over Rated : Dustin Johnson....big and athletic looking does not necessarily a great golfer make...I also question his golf IQ as I've often seen him make poor course management decisions as well as expose his less than adequate short game under pressure on Sunday afternoons...
In over their head category: Several pros who I think are essentially AAAA and simply will not win on the big stage: Charles Howell lll and Briny Baird come readily to mind as they sometimes flirt with the leader board on Thursday or even Friday but are nowhere to be seen on Sunday at dusk....in todays PGA Tour with the post Tiger era, bloated paychecks one need only make cuts regularly in order to rake in millions......leave the hardware for the big boys and take the checks via direct deposit...LOL
I must admit to being at something of a loss at the moment for an underrated candidate....I like Luke Donald and belief that he is a smart golfer -usually displays excellent course management skills and , though not a big hitter knows how to negotiate his way around a course....another guy who seems under rated is Zach Johnson with similar style but perhaps more complete game than Donald -at least in past couple of years...Johnson is quietly having a fine year.
The new superstar: Ladies and Gentlemen. I give you the 20 year old wunderkind
Jordan Speith ....a complete game with a mental approach well beyond his tender years....if I were to pick one player to become the next big thing it's definitely Speith.
Well, that should provide some grist for the mill....I look forward to reading about your take on tour talent (or lack thereof , as the case may be! ) Cheers.