HOT

Jason Day

Another win and this time more impressive for the Aussie. 7 matches in 5 days against the top players in the world the week after winning at Bay Hill.

When he is on he can overpower a golf course. Comparisons to Tiger are extremely premature but he does seem to have that certain aura of invincibility. I mean he is pumping it out 360 and never missing fairways... combine that with knocking putts in and, well, wow.


NOT

Jason Day

In unprecedented scenes we give both Hot and Not to the same guy.

There is no doubting the utter brilliance of Day's game at the moment but he takes a long time doing it.

This meant in Matchplay this week, where there are less on the course, we get more Sky ads, more Sky pundits chatting shit and a lot of Day not hitting his golf ball.

The tours and broadcasters need to be strong on pace of play as if the ardent golf fans are turning off there won't be much chance of getting new ones on board.

PS Check out our #ThingsYouCouldDoWhilstWaitingForJasonDayToHitHisBall on Twitter!


HOT

Tony Finau

Tony Finau looks cool and that's why the forward thinking Nike lot have probably signed him up.

He looks different to the white American kids from the country club. In fact he looks a lot different. The dude is of American Samoan and Tongan descent and at 6 foot 4 looks like one of their second rowers.

This week he beat off Ian Poulter and others to win the Puerto Rico Open on the PGA Tour in what will be the first of many for the longest hitter on the PGA Tour.

We like Tony Finau and so should you!


NOT

Patrick Reed

Patrick Reed plays the pantomime villain and plays it well. Well to add some spice in a Ryder Cup year he's reminded us all of the moment at Gleneagles where he took on a very partisan Scottish crowd!

To be fair we quite like Reed, he's obviously got a bit of banter about him.

Problem is although there is no doubting he's a top player this moment shushing as we all know led to a crushing defeat... so hardly worth making a belt out of.

Just imagine what he'd make if he won a major or God forbid the Ryder Cup!


HOT

Rafa Cabrera-Bello

Third in the Dell Matchplay to add to some great performances in the desert meant a lot to the Spaniard.

He qualified for The Masters, plonked himself in the provisional Ryder Cup team and up to a career high 36th in the world.

The guy is a baller and more importantly than all of this has the best guns on either tour. Beast mode.


NOT

Dell, Tim Finchem, PGA Tour, whoever organised WGC event

Honestly if you managed to stay up and watch Jason Day being presented with the trophy this week you'll have seen a presentation committee of about seven rich white blokes wearing the same blazers.

How they managed to create an event with all the best players on the planet which got boring as shit by the weekend I don't know?

But then when they all pop out and backslap each other afterwards it really does look shit.


I'm the Managing Editor at The Club. I like putting and Rioja. I dislike my low slice.