During the last broadcast hour, the announcers kept repeating how Bryson "answered his critics" over and over again. Painful. I guess they had nothing else to talk about. A really long course, and the rough looked deep, but it didn't seem to matter to Bryson and Wolff. It was very interesting that Harris English accomplished an amazing feat - actually losing a ball on this course. I wouldn't be surprised if it was the only lost ball in the entire tournament. No water except for a couple of dry drainage ditches, and very little deep woods to lose your ball in. Perhaps the outcome would have been different if these things existed at Winged Foot. Still, a tough course and a good day for Bryson's new game approach. I'm sure he will try to do the same thing at Augusta.
So, here's the scenario. I was playing in a tournament last month. I, for some reason, seemed to be compelled to hit my tee shots into water that day. Since the water was close to the teeing area, there really wasn't any relief to be had, other than re-teeing. On a couple of the holes, I hit my subsequent shots into the water. After finally finding dry land and laying 5, I happened upon unmarked drop zones on my way to my ball. They weren't marked anywhere on the card and there were no signs for them. Since I had already played my shots, I didn't use them and just took my medicine. However, in the future, are you permitted to play a provisional, until you are able to verify the existence of a drop zone on that hole?
Yeah, Tiger had 34 wins with 8 majors by the time he was 27 (Bryson's current age), BDC has 7 wins with 1 major. I don't think we'll ever have to worry about a legitimate BDC vs Tiger career conversation. Maybe I'll end up eating those words, but I wouldn't put money on it. I don't think BDC will even make it to Phil territory (44 wins with 5 majors).