Um, what? He just finished 14th in Fedex Cup points, has generally excellent ball striking stats (similar to when he was winning), and is still among the best drivers in the world. If he can figure out his putting and short game, he could easily win any tournament he plays.
Hey, I am Italian and I care!
There are a couple of issues with Rome. One is the course. At the moment it is a rather bland and uninspired course. There were probably better places in Italy itself and for sure in continental Europe to host the competition. The owners managed to get an insane amount of government money to get it in better shape; I hope they know what they are doing.
As far as the fans, it depends: most of them will come from UK, what matters is if the organizers will start giving away a lot of free tickets to their Roman friends, friends of friends, etc. You may end up with a good number of "golf illiterate" people who don't know the proper behavior
Went out and hit a few in between rain showers. Out of a dozen balls my slowest club head speed was 80 and my fastest was 82. Ball speed was 115 to 117. Center face hits according to the dimple marks. Per my SC 200. I might have been able to grind another few mph club speed if I were wearing my cleats as the ground is wet and slippery.
I’m guessing Bryson isn’t worried about me competing with him!