There is nothing better in sports than an old former star riffing on an aging former superstar. Colin Montgomerie is a European Tour legend (No. 4 all time in wins), and he recently talked Tiger Woods (a lot of Tiger Woods) with Michael Bamberger of Golf.com. The topics were bountiful, and all of them were interesting. It is one thing for those of us in the media to wonder what might have been (and what was) with Woods. It is an entirely other thing for somebody from inside the ropes (really inside the ropes) to let it fly. You should go read the entire piece, but the part that stuck out most to me is that Montgomerie said Woods would have 20 or more majors if golf equipment had not changed.
The only question about Dustin Johnson going to No. 1 in the world is: What took so long? Jordan Spieth once referred to Johnson as "a freak athlete," a term rarely heard in golf. Pat Perez was partly in awe and partly exasperated Sunday as he stood behind the 10th green during the final round at Riviera and said, "The guy hits it 40 yards by me, hits his short irons great and makes 30-foot putts.
Rory McIlroy hit the course with Donald Trump for a round this weekend at Trump International as the Northern Irishman recovers from a rib injury. Clear Sports published a photo to Twitter of McIlroy posing with Trump and two others on the course on Sunday, and No Laying Up confirmed McIlroy's appearance with the star.