It seems obvious to me that the two best golfers in the world are joining the Masters 2020. If you watched, Rory McIlroy and Justin Thomas are on top of the rest of the best players in the world. On top of John Ram and Dustin Johnson. On top of Bryson Deschambo and Webb Simpson. On top are Patrick Cantlay and Patrick Reed. Above is Tiger Woods and Brooks Digging, of course.
If you combine the victories of the last few seasons, the results of the top ten, bats, average score and all these factors, then these two are unique at the moment in 2020. They play top-level golf with no ceiling.
If true, then it seems fair that we saw two horses walking side by side in Augusta National Park on Sunday evening, winning a green fur coat. Others may prefer the Tiger vs. Phil Mickelson or Rory vs. Brooks Koeppka (after Koepka complained last fall about his lack of resistance in the Grand Slam). But for me, given the type of golf these two guys play, it’s Thomas and McIlroy.
Although they have their own fighting power in various competitions, they never participated in a big tournament on Sunday. If you choose the fate of 2020 according to the end of the first main year, you can do much worse than that.
McIlroy has a fascinating (and well-documented) relationship with Augusta. There are a lot of Ernie Els (“I won’t miss this place”), but he is still young and played fairly good golf (perhaps the best continuation of his unusual career), and this can change. Over the next 10 years, he is likely to win several Master titles.
Thomas makes progress in August every year. From T39 four years ago to T22 to T17 and finally to T12 last season. Real victory is his next logical step. If he has nothing, then he has played some real games in the Grand Slam.
However, Thomas and McIlroy’s ideal situation before Piper is not without traps. Makilroy knocked down the dodging gnomes twice and turned out to be empty twice (once in Tsung Kwan O). Thomas often heats up very much, which is a big advantage for him … unless it leads to the fact that the club and cards become cold. Both use bravado as the currency of choice, and we know how Augusta Nine sometimes thinks of bravado.
On the other hand, you can argue that when they both turn green from the tee, no one can wash it off better than these two. In this modern game, few (if any) call the “goodwill hunt” scene like Thomas and McIlroy. Do you know how easy it is for me? Five-cycle victories, unbridled heaters and swings, it seems that Adam Scott personally blessed them. Actually, it’s not just – not one – but the talent with which they both work together, and the ceiling that they both touch, sometimes give the impression that there is another plane of movement that no one else can see at all.
Of course, McIlroy was an unprecedented great player at the age of 30. He has won nearly 20 PGA Tour titles, four specializations, a Range Rover, full of Ryder Cup trophies, and unforgettable moments that have accumulated over the past five years. Whole Life However, more time has passed since he won the Grand Slam title.
26-year-old Thomas is not as perfect as McIlroy, but he is not as old as he is. His trajectory is similar to McIlroy, and even Rory’s best performance surpasses what I think Thomas can do (I think he recognizes this in a quiet, honest moment).
But what makes this potential duel great is that Thomas won’t flinch. He won’t get Wiesbergered what happened to McIlroy the last time he won the Grand Slam. Bernd Wisberger scored six McIlroy points in the 2014 PGA Championship Finals and plummeted in the leaderboard. No, Thomas will go step by step with Makilra and vice versa. He wants everyone to hold their breath, and the clock moves the stone 0:00 later than anyone else in any sport (not golf, sports).
Their relationship attracted me. When McIlroy lost the Royal Portrush Tennis Open last year, Thomas (politely) tweeted that his good friend could do the same. , I don’t know if they are good friends or how close the top five players in the world are, but I think that McIlroy said in a recent interview with Irish Independent that he also felt very open, like him and Thomas. It’s just like two the most difficult person in the game.
“I live with Jupiter in the Bear Club with many other PGA Tour players,” said McIlroy. “Two people did more on this field than anyone else – Justin Thomas and I.”
This offer was partially about himself, but it meant that he would cause Thomas trouble. He does not need to do this. This is a sign of respect. Pay tribute to those who have always been obsessed with games.
As people, I found McIlroy and Thomas great, but as competitors, I found them evil. That is the whole point. Golf, especially Augustus, is an ode to gentle play and gentlemanhood. The JT Rory war is just that.
It is easy to imagine. Thomas began to hook in the second nine hours. McIlroy answered with Eagle No. 13 in the middle, knowing that this was the best opportunity for him to have a jacket. They both took 15th place, knowing that the other side somehow forced themselves to stand on top of this mountain for life, staring at the fairway, then going to the green zone, waiting in the next three pits for them.
In August, we do not have many such problems. For several hours, maybe days, only chivalry. Regardless of the result, it will certainly end in the beginning, but two giants, such as Tysling, are fighting for the most important clothes in motion, which is almost unbearable. Because, although they are all wonderful participants (maybe both generations are great participants), the best asset that they share is a sense of joy when everything else (and everything) disappears. And the rest is one of them. The only question is: which one?