Which is why I am pleased to see he’s just moved to the top of the leaderboard at the Deutsche Bank Championship at 16 under par, with a blemish-free 8-under-par round today. He may not win the tournament tomorrow; what he will gain, for sure, is the experience of leading a tournament into the last round. I believe he has already learnt something really important today, by playing a round under pressure without dropping a single shot.
I look forward to cheering him on in the Majors. [Update: If finishing 4th in the USPGA wasn’t enough, he’s going to graduate from a very good school tomorrow. He leads a pack containing winners of eight majors between them: Weir, Els, Singh and Furyk, along with the current holder of the “best golfer never to have won a major” tag, Sergio Garcia.]