Jordan Spieth′s Open victory illustrates the perils of playing it safe

(K. Brent Tomer),

JUST three months ago, a veteran golfer approaching the age of 40, with a case full of trophies but bereft of a major championship victory, at last broke through to secure one of the sport’s four most coveted crowns. Following up an incredible par save from a penalty drop nestled in pine straw with a stunning eagle on the 15th hole of the final round, Sergio García won a sudden-death playoff in this year’s Masters to break one of golf’s longest and cruellest droughts.

For what felt to viewers like an eternity, but in fact lasted for merely half an hour or so, the 2017 Open Championship looked set to continue the trend. The star-crossed golfer in this event was Matt Kuchar (pictured, left), a 39-year-old American with the bittersweet distinction of having collected the most career earnings among active players on the PGA Tour without a major title to his name. Mr Kuchar is the second-steadiest player of the current millennium: according to <a…Continue reading

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