Agree, you Crimson Tider, you. 😉
It remains to be seen whether fame and fortune will impact the young Mr. Spieth in a negative fashion, but I will say - his career is currently "trending" more upwards than Rory's at the moment.
I like Rory, don't get me wrong. But Jordan's success thus far hasn't seemed to squelch his thirst for further success.
Greatness, these days especially, isn't defined by lucrative sponsor endorsements, but rather a longing to be considered one of the all-time best. To his credit, Jordan not only seems to value the loyalty of the guy on his bag, but even more so the value of where he is at this precise moment in his career.
Rory has (in my mind) some catching up to do. He has a great chance at a course that suits his game this week, but I would be surprised if he factors on Sunday, despite how illustrious and prodigious his driving distances are. I hope he proves me wrong... the entertainment value of these majors holds so much more intrigue when the so-called best are playing their best.
Which also reminds me... Dustin Johnson has been a huge letdown this year. There's as much pressure on him as there is Rory really. The hangover from his US Open victory last year at Oakmont cannot but help be noticed.
Then you consider Matsuyama and how he's been so consistently good over the past couple of years. This should be a compelling final major of the year. But as we have witnessed in years' past - this tournament in particular tends to favor no one in particular. The venue should favor the longer hitters, but guys like Zach Johnson and Charlie Hoffman, who are playing well coming into this week - it wouldn't surprise me if these guys flying under the media radar get it done.
Just hoping to see a highly contested tournament come Sunday, whoever wins.