In the past two decades there has only really been one man who has dominated the golfing scene and that was of course Tiger Woods. But are things about to change? Are we finally seeing a period of golf where one man does not dictate a result but maybe three men?
Rory Mcilroy, Jordan Spieth and now even Jason Day look to be the three to beat every week. All three have justified their positions with only one major out of the last six has not been won by one of these three players.
The man on form is the Australian Jason Day with three wins out of his last four starts which now means he is classed as the man to beat. Starting from nothing and becoming an established major champion, Jason Day has been knocking at the door for years with multiple second place major finishes and has finally shown he is not always the bridesmaid by winning the PGA Championship a few weeks ago. His swing is on point and his distance is up there with the best, but it has never been his tee to green play that has stopped him from being a winner. He has never been able to finish the chances he creates, hence why he is in contention but never the winner. But things have changed. We all knew deep down he would end up winning a major, it was always a question of when? If he had one his first major in about six or seven years time that would be it, his major wins would be done. But this win could not have come at a better time. As he begins his assent to the top he now knows he can win again. And there are plenty more chances to come.
Jordan Spieth has had a remarkable year with two major wins and countless top 10 finishes which was also the reason he reached the coveted World Number 1 spot. However, his time at number 1 was shortly lived due to a missed cut at last weeks Barclays Championship. Before his missed cut, Spieth was on a fine run with his previous five starts seeing him finish win, win, T4, T10 and 2nd. Spieth’s unique putting style has had all young and old golfers copying him and hoping for similar results. After opening the FedEx Cup play-offs with the worst round of the year, Spieth looks to bounce back from a torrid week and get straight back into contention at this weeks Deutsche Bank Championship.
Rory Mcilroy makes up the 2015 mighty three as he looks to get back to winning ways after weeks out due to ligament damage in his ankle. The Northern Irishman has had an immaculate 2015 even with missing the past few events due to injury. There is one anomaly in his results with a missed cut at the start of the year at the Honda Classic, other than that he has had eight top 25 finishes, six top ten finishes and two wins. Despite not playing last week, he managed to retain his world number 1 spot after witnessing Spieth’s horrendous performance. He goes into this week at world number 1, but he is still standing 15th in the FedEx Cup race with Spieth and Day occupying the top two spots with four wins each this year.
These stats prove that these three are more than qualified to be the Big 3 of this generation.