Wednesday, August 06, 2008

With four victories including a U.S. Open title for the ages, can anyone catch Tiger Woods for Player of the Year?  Some say the competition is over, that winning a U.S. Open on one leg is an achievement that can't be topped.
But what if Trevor Immelman adds a PGA Championship to the green jacket he won in April? Or if Padraig Harrington, playing loose and free after winning the claret jug, nabs the Wanamaker Trophy at the PGA?
Or what if Anthony Kim, after two huge wins on the PGA Tour, breaks through for his first major and then sinks the winning putt in the Ryder Cup?
Lots of ifs, to be sure, but it will be interesting to see how Woods's peers vote if Immelman, Harrington or Kim breaks through this week.
Speaking of Kim, no golfer with two good legs has been written about more in the last few  months.
Hank Gola of the New York Daily News wrote about Kim on Saturday. "Almost no one has made the kind of transformation Kim has made in one year, from the cocky rookie who just talked a big game to the confident player who will be among this week's favorites."

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