Nick Watney Shoots a 27. Coaches Thoughts.
For all of those that say they American players are falling in behind the best in the rest of the world, I say forget about it. Our kids may not be able to do Algebra or manufacture TVs, but our golfers can bring it. The young American guys are coming along nicely and there are tons of them on the brink. Rickie Fowler, Nick Watney, Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson—etc, are all strong and very young.
What Watney did on Saturday afternoon is hard to imagine. He carded a 27 on the back side of a great course. Twenty seven? Jack Nicklaus once said that a perfect round of golf would be a 50. Meaning that you would eagle the four par fives on a regulation par 72 and birdie all of the 3′s and 4′s. Twenty seven? Come on Nick– almost perfect.