Making cuts is tough...
To do it each week you have to beat 70+ of the world’s best golfers over two days.
If you don’t do it, you ain’t getting paid, not a penny. In fact you’ll be down.
(OK, if you’re Rory, Tiger or someone who is a worldy and gets paid an appearance fee to rock up it might be a little different but whatever.)
In the Premier League for example the bottom three out of 20 go down, better odds right?
In tennis the top guys can cruise through the first week, one on one their game is just too good.
Golf is different. The level of the players is similar and it can be a matter of a few putts lipping out between missing the cut and being well positioned for the weekend.
So when Rory misses a cut it’s not the end of the world as we know it. He is human, just like Day, DJ, Spieth and all the other superstars (Tiger wasn’t human)
Yes, Rory is a baller but thinking he will clean up every week is almost disrespectful to his opponents.
And talking of disrespect check this out…
Willett is clearly struggling for form at the moment but how pathetic is it slagging someone off on the internet about their profession?
Every week these guys will get out on the range from a Monday and grind until their next flight takes them to the next place where they do it again.
If they’re not playing weekends not only are they not home and seeing their family for weeks on end, they’re not making money and are probably sat in a lonely hotel room confused and unhappy.
And yet these guys keep fighting. Because to get to that level you have that in you.
And to have a Green Jacket you certainly have that in you.
And no amount of missed cuts or trolls can take that away from a man.
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