It was a runaway year for Rory…he ran away from his bride and his wedding, then he ran away from the fields of two major championships and a fist full of other events. He’s been on a Godzilla-like rampage the last half of the Year. It’s his second Jazzy Award for Player off the Year in the last three years.
The only other players who merit even being in the discussion are Martin Kaymer for his virtuoso performance at the U.S. Open this year. That was a statistical outlier the way he turned stately but difficult Pinehurst into his own personal racetrack on the way to a major championship record of great importance: lowest opening thirty-six hole aggregate.
Billy Horschel also has a coming out party as well during the FedEx Cup “Playoffs,” but it’s still a silly format that rewards the guy who happens to get hot those two weeks of the year. Horschel sort of slouched through the rest of the season, blanded his way into the field, the won at the right time against a diminishing number of opponents as the four week event dragged on. He was definitely a surprise winner.
Now please someone teach him how to not dress like a silly peacock. Octopi and frogs are stupid. I have three words for you, Billy: Seize Sur Vingt.
2013 Adam Scott
2012 Rory McIlroy
2011 Webb Simpson
2010 Graeme McDowell
2009 Geoff Ogilvy
2008 Padraig Harrington
2007 Zach Johnson