The golf played during the final round of the Players Championship was mostly poor, with one exception: the golf played by the winner, Si Woo Kim, with his perfect swing, limited English and 21 years on this earth, who played like an automaton, a drive-it-in-play scrambling machine.
Based on the past 10 years, the winner of this week's Players Championship is not likely to be a player who comes to the Stadium Course and finds his game there. The course is just too efficient at exposing weaknesses.
Sam Reeves of Pebble Beach is 82 but he doesn't look or act it, and he's as slender as Hogan's Merion 1-iron. He's played golf or broken bread with 25 Masters winners, and Sam wears his vitality as another man might wear cologne.
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