The future of golf has, for better or worse, been strung across the shoulders of a few men, namely the “Big Three” or “Big Four” or “Big Five,” if Bubba Watson is playing well. Who could challenge that title next?
According to NBC Analyst Peter Jacobsen, Hideki Matsuyama is that man. Jacobsen joined Jeff Ritter as a guest on the GOLF.com podcast this week and pegged Matsuyama as his pick to join the lot dominating the game.
“I remember watching him at the Presidents Cup a few years ago, and then when he won at Memorial last year, and then at the Phoenix Open, he didn’t seem to have his best stuff,” Jacobsen said. “But he hung in there…What impresses me most about the best players is when they hang in there without their best stuff.”
Jacobsen also touched on Phil Mickelson’s resurgence, on becoming the voice of Golden Tee and shared a great story about when Arnold Palmer changed his perspective on fame. Check out the podcast below.