Re: Is it me....
Kim, Harrington (more tinkering), Villegas, Singh (injured early on, to be fair), Scott and Garcia (won HSBC Champions this season, but last year!) have all done squat this year (as you Americans say!). Z Johnson (yawn!), Casey & Ogilvy (earlier in the season) playing well and Tiger coming back to his best.
To add to the debate on the 3 Irish Open - if you are Irish (like me!), it sure was exciting! Lowry played the 18th amazingly well several times in a row under the most pressurised of circumstances to defeat Rock in the play-off. He also hit a 62 in round 2 which was incredible for an amateur in a pro event, regardless of the field quality. OK, the tees on some holes were moved forward in anticipation of crap weather (which duly arrived for the weekend!), but it was still some feat.
Despite what that moron said in an earlier post ,as others have stated, it was a decent enough field where even multiple major winners couldn't even make the cut. OK, being on the right side of the draw helped, but watching it to see how the young Irish amateur would cope over the final 2 days certainly was enthralling to us here!
As a matter of fact, as my site shows, the field for the 3 Irish Open was far stronger than that for the US tournament that week (the Valero Texas Open)Irish Open:
8 from top 50 in WR
13 from 51-100
17 from 101-150
22 from 151-100Valero Texas Open:
7 from top 50 in WR
9 from 51-100
6 from 101-150
11 from 151-100
That's almost double the number of top 200 players in the European event than the US one, so there!