Best Players Without a Major
By Gary Van Sickle
It's a tired idea, listing the best players who have never won a major. But that doesn't stop me from doing it pretty much every year. So I'm putting a new twist on it in the wake of Sergio Garcia's victory at the Players and Trevor Immelman's victory at the Masters. This time, I'm ranking the 10 best who haven't won a major or a Players.
That fouls up the list big time. The poster boys for underachieving in major championships are Garcia and Adam Scott, but underachieving is the wrong word for it. They're not even 30. Ben Hogan didn't win a major until he was 34. Neither did Phil Mickelson. They deserve time, not criticism.
So here are my updated rankings, based on recent play.
10. Rory Sabbatini
World rank: 14
His big mouth has made him into something of a whipping boy for the media, not to mention Tiger Woods. Still, you've got to admire his confidence. He's a tremendous feel player with something of a quirky swing, which may be why he doesn't win more often than he does. He doesn't seem like he has the patience to grind out a major victory, but he might not need it if he could build a big lead after three rounds.