The Tour Championship wrap up podcast got me thinking about this when the guys were discussing player of the year. DJ said that Brooks is obviously the best player in the world and should win player of the year without any discussion. I was kind of surprised by this because Rory has had a really good year and I expected at least some discussion about this. I went back and compiled the year for both players side by side. If anyone thinks of a number that isn’t in here I can add it in.
|Wins:||The Players||CJ Cup|
|RBC Canadian Open||PGA Championship|
|Tour Championship||WGC Memphis|
|TOUR SG:Total||2.551 (1st)||1.366 (9th)|
|Datagolf Raw SG Total||2.17 (1st)||1.58 (4th)|
|Datagolf True SG Total||2.60 (1st)||1.97 (8th)|
After looking at this today I think week in and week out Rory is the best player in the world right now and Brooks isn’t even that close. Throwing out the strokes gained stats and just looking at results, Brooks should probably win player of the year, but the difference is his major win. I don’t think the discussion is as obvious as the NLU guys made it seem and the perception of these two golfers right now seems to be shaped by their major finishes.