Golf.com (SI) has published their PGA Tour player version of “all hat, no herd.” Here’s their list of the most-overrated players of the last quarter century:
Davis Love III
Charles Howell III
I’m sure we could come up with some others for the most-overrated list, but here’s my quick armchair analysis of their list.
I can’t argue with Monty. As much as he’s dominated the European Tour, Colin has accomplished zilch on American soil (except for in the Ryder Cup). Not only is he majorless, he’s 0 for the PGA Tour.
DiMarco has just three career wins and none in the last five years. Golf.com calls him mostly sizzle. OK, but I never thought of him as being great and not fulfilling expectations.
DLIII, on the other hand, is a deserving choice. I like him, sure, but in my heart I know he should have more than one major (’97 PGA) to go with his 19 tour wins. For years I expected Davis to win at Augusta.
Tom Lehman. Interesting pick. He was a late bloomer, a guy who came out on tour in his 30s and won a few tournaments, plus the British Open. Yeah, he threw away a U.S. Open or two, but I don’t think of Tom as overrated.
Howell and Cink are both underachievers (so far). Younger than Cink, Howell has more time to make some noise, but he disappeared last Sunday in Atlanta after having the lead.
−The Armchair Golfer