Webb Simpson Aaron Wise
It has been said before, so it might as well be repeated: Golf is the toughest sport in which to dominate the competition. Two recent winners on the PGA Tour are proof of that axiom.
Webb Simpson put on a clinic in finishing four strokes ahead of the competition at The Player’s Championship in Ponte Verde, Florida. He had led by as many as seven shots over the course of the weekend and, ultimately, finished with that four-stroke edge on the competition. With that being said, it was the first time Simpson sat atop a Leaderboard since 2013.
At the other end of the spectrum is Aaron Wise. The 21-year-old rookie got his first PGA Tour win at the Byron Nelson this past weekend, breaking a tournament scoring record in the process. Wise shot a record-shattering 23-under 261.
Yet, as dominating as those two were in their respective wins, it is a good bet that neither will be atop the Leaderboard soon. Unlike team sports, where hot teams reel off streaks large and small, there seems to be a new PGA Tour member collecting a Winners Check each week.
No golfer has been as consistent week-to-week as Tiger Woods in his Prime, and we may never see his like again, even as Woods struggles to get back to that level, adding The Memorial to his 2018 Playlist.
On the bright side, this can only lend a measure of drama to each tournament. Who will win the Fort Worth Invitational this week?