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post #19 of 29

Are you really able to picture Donald showing off?!? I am not even sure Luke would like to switch his year with Bradley's :D (imho)

 

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

Luke Donald, hands down. Keegan can win Rookie of the Year and if Luke Donald teases him about winning POTY, he can say "I can't hear you with this Wanamaker Trophy blocking my ears."



 

post #20 of 29

Donald's consistency justifies Tour Player of the Year, and Bradley should get Rookie. 

 

I can see the argument that's made for Bradley as Tour Player given his two wins with one being a Major.  It seems Majors are weighted differently depending on the discussion.  If they both stopped playing today and we looked back on their careers in 20 years I'd guess Bradley would be considered the better golfer given his Major win, but today he's 2nd best. 

post #21 of 29
My vote goes to Luke Donald - no major but his consistency and performance were unmatched.
post #22 of 29
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Agree with you on most things Jamo, but not this. Luke made 17 of 19 cuts and won the Vardon Trophy with an adjusted stroke average of 68.86. Keegan made 18 of 28 cuts and was 30th in stroke average at 70.26. It's really hard to argue that he played the better golf when looking at the year as a whole. Even if you're also from Hopkinton! a1_smile.gif

 


That stat says it all for me too. Haven't seen it before, so thanks.

 

Anyone who picks Keegan Bradley has to at the very least come out and admit their biased opinion, and if they do, fair play to them. From a non-biased golf viewpoint, its always been the animal, the Don. And I'm biased!!

post #23 of 29
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Originally Posted by Stretch View Post

Can't be much doubt about that, surely? #1 on the money list ($5.84 million), #1 in top 10 finishes (13 of 18), #1 in scoring average (68.86), #1 in putting (.773 strokes gained per round) and #1 in the OWGR.

 

Yeah, yeah, sure he'd "give it all up for one major", but if the question is who was consistently the best player on tour this year, the answer is blindingly obvious.



Could not have put it better my self a1_smile.gif

 

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

Donald's consistency justifies Tour Player of the Year, and Bradley should get Rookie. 

 

I can see the argument that's made for Bradley as Tour Player given his two wins with one being a Major.  It seems Majors are weighted differently depending on the discussion.  If they both stopped playing today and we looked back on their careers in 20 years I'd guess Bradley would be considered the better golfer given his Major win, but today he's 2nd best. 


Far fewer guys have been World #1 than won a major, so I would argue that Luke has had the better career.  These guys are professionals so money is a factor too- Luke has won more this year that Keegan has in his entire career- and that is just on the PGA Tour.

 

I agree that Bradley's 2 US wins were better than Donald's but Luke's were not weak with a WGC event and the last event to win the $ title.  With 2 European wins this year, he leads the race to Dubai and could officially win both money titles with a lead of over €1 M currently

 

Yes, there will be a big hole on Donald's resume if he never wins a major, but I would still consider him having a superior career than Rich Beem, Shaun Mitcheel, Ben Curtis, Michael Cambell, Steve Jones, Paul Lawrie and a number of other major winners.

post #25 of 29

Sorry my wording was unclear.  I wasn't stating I think Bradley had a better career, it was more a comment that when I hear people compare golfers from the past the most referred to state is # of Majors won. 

 

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Far fewer guys have been World #1 than won a major, so I would argue that Luke has had the better career.  These guys are professionals so money is a factor too- Luke has won more this year that Keegan has in his entire career- and that is just on the PGA Tour.

 

I agree that Bradley's 2 US wins were better than Donald's but Luke's were not weak with a WGC event and the last event to win the $ title.  With 2 European wins this year, he leads the race to Dubai and could officially win both money titles with a lead of over €1 M currently

 

Yes, there will be a big hole on Donald's resume if he never wins a major, but I would still consider him having a superior career than Rich Beem, Shaun Mitcheel, Ben Curtis, Michael Cambell, Steve Jones, Paul Lawrie and a number of other major winners.



 

post #26 of 29

Luke Donald all the way, I think his win in Disney sealed the deal

 

post #27 of 29

I have a rookie of the year question that I think makes sense to post in this thread.

 

Will Charl Schwartzel be the first ever PGA Tour rookie to win a major and not win Rookie of The Year? (since Bradley will obviously win it)

 

Also, please don't start this "he wasn't a real rookie, so no" rubbish. He was a rookie by PGA Tour definitions and was on the ballot, so he is a rookie whether you like it or not b2_tongue.gif

post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by deasy55 View Post

I have a rookie of the year question that I think makes sense to post in this thread.

 

Will Charl Schwartzel be the first ever PGA Tour rookie to win a major and not win Rookie of The Year? (since Bradley will obviously win it)

 

Also, please don't start this "he wasn't a real rookie, so no" rubbish. He was a rookie by PGA Tour definitions and was on the ballot, so he is a rookie whether you like it or not b2_tongue.gif



Charl already has a trophy wife.

 

Would not be fair.

post #29 of 29
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Originally Posted by deasy55 View Post

I have a rookie of the year question that I think makes sense to post in this thread.

 

Will Charl Schwartzel be the first ever PGA Tour rookie to win a major and not win Rookie of The Year? (since Bradley will obviously win it)

 

Also, please don't start this "he wasn't a real rookie, so no" rubbish. He was a rookie by PGA Tour definitions and was on the ballot, so he is a rookie whether you like it or not b2_tongue.gif



I think so, but Tiger won a major in his 15th professional start ever during his first full year on Tour and did not win Rookie of the Year that year.  He got that the year before while competing in only 11 events- 3 as an am.

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