What an amazing story of redemption that starts this week’s What It Means:
1) You have to give it to Kyle Stanley. Merely seven days after one of the worst collapses golf has seen in years, he comes back at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, uses Spencer Levin’s bad fortune to get himself into contention and then hits quite possibly a shot of the year candidate with his chip and run out of the cactus at 17 to ultimately propel him to a one-shot victory.
Good for him, good for anyone who loves a redemption story, and hey — if he uses the mental fortitude that he used over those seven days, maybe he can win a major.
2) Spencer Levin has wayyyyy too many moving parts in his swing. If he can quiet those down a little bit under Sunday pressure he can win golf tournaments on the PGA Tour. If not, he’ll have more days like Sunday, unfortunately, when his game was all over the place.
3) Tiger Woods and Tony Romo will play together this week at Pebble Beach. Something to watch: rounds at the AT&T are very, very long…well over five hours. If Tiger stays patient, I think he can win this week. If he can’t, he doesn’t stand a chance.