Pro Golf’s Top-5 Greatest Over Achievers....
As a flip to WRX’s Gianni Magliocco’s nice article yesterday in his Top-5 underachieving Tour Boys, who would be your Top-5 All-Time OVERACHIEVING Tour Players?
I get that to the Guys Gianni’s age there wasn’t a Tour Pre-Tiger, that it was just a bunch of yahoos chasin balls up ‘n down fairways, swingin with primitive woods that were actually woods and butter knives for blades and Playin for 🥜, however how someone can make a list of Golf’s Greatest Underachievers and leave Tom “The Towering Inferno” Weiskopf off of it, and ya, I get that he won a Major(1973 Open Championship) and a Senior Major(1995 US Senior Open), though for as much suffering as Norman endured traipsing across Augusta’s majestic fairways, ole Tommy Boy suffered more and almost had a friggin aneurism a few times and suffered one more runner-up(4) than ole Gregory(3).
However, it’s not like Weiskopf, who Jack has said many times that if he had had Weiskopf’s swing that AT LEAST 10 of his major Runner-Ups would have been Victories and the two times that I heard him say it, once, in a presser at Oakmont and once at a table over lunch, he was as serious as a heart attack, never took Jack down head to head.
Weiskopf won the Canadian Open in 1973 and 1975, the latter win achieved in dramatic fashion with a one-hole playoff win over Jack, when Weiskopf nearly holed his approach on the 15th hole at the Royal Montreal Club’s Blue Course.
So, who would you say is your All-Time Top-5 Over-Achiervers?
And for those of you for whom Pre-Tiger Tour Golf is more than a rumor, please include your own list of Your Top-5 All-Top Under Achievers which can include from whenever to present day😉
Stay Well My Friends & Have a Great Weekend🍻