Top 100 Teachers Poll: Captain Phil Mickelson vs. Captain Tiger Woods

October 21, 2015

It’s a debate that isn’t going away quickly, and for good reason: it involves two of the best golfers ever being pitted against one another. Between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, who would be the better captain of the U.S. Ryder Cup team?

We know how Brandel Chamblee feels, but what does the majority say? We polled our Top 100 Teachers on the subject and the final tally is, well, not even close.

Who do you think would make the better captain? And how much should playing record factor in when choosing a captain? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Next up is Matt Fitzpatrick, a budding professional who just nabbed his first victory at the British Masters. The 21-year-old left Northwestern after only a short stay and turned pro, a decision that many thought was premature. But the 2013 U.S. Amateur champion has proven his doubters wrong. The only question left is, how good can he get?

We think Fitzpatrick would be fairly happy with those results.

The recent Presidents Cup held in South Korea produced disappointing television ratings, partially because the matches were broadcast throughout the night and early morning in the United States. Diehards stayed up late and woke up early to catch as much golf as possible, but the casual fan wasn’t going out of his or her way to watch an exhibition. Apparently, neither were our Top 100 teachers.