I know the newer story is the first full-field PGA Tour event on the mainland, and how all those players at the Humana Challenge – Scott Stallings, Charles Howell, David Lingmert, hell, seemingly everyone – went all Atlanta Falcons on Sunday down the stretch and coughed up a chance at victory.
But I can't stop thinking about Tiger and Rory.
The news came on Friday; I'm still rubbing my chin today. The Nos. 1- and 2-ranked players in the world, the two new Nike bromance boys, the rivalry we all think will be the Nicklaus-Watson of the Instagram Era started off as a big, old, stinky flop in 2013.
Both players missed the cut, marking the first time since last summer's U.S. Open at Olympic Club in San Francisco that the world's top two players did that, when Luke Donald and Rory McIlroy both missed the cut. But that's a U.S. Open, and it's meant to destroy souls and turn leader boards upside down.
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