PGA Tour players take part in anonymous survey
Fifty-nine PGA Tour pros recently took part in an anonymous survey for Golf Magazine, and some of the results are pretty surprising.
The players offered their thoughts on everything from slow play and cheating to Donald Trump and Tiger Woods.
Here are some of the most interesting answers from the Golf Magazine survey.
WILL TIGER WIN ANOTHER TOUR EVENT?
WOULD YOU TAKE ONE MAJOR OR 10 TOUR WINS?
ONE MAJOR: 36%
10 TOUR WINS: 64%
WHO IS THE BEST PURE BALLSTRIKER ON TOUR?
HENRIK STENSON: 14%
TIGER WOODS: 9%
SERGIO GARCIA: 9%
DUSTIN JOHNSON: 8%
JUSTIN ROSE: 7%
BOO WEEKLEY: 5%
RORY MCILROY: 4%
JUSTIN THOMAS: 4%
FROM THIS POINT ON, WHO WILL WIN MORE MAJORS: JORDAN SPIETH OR JUSTIN THOMAS?
HAVE YOU EVER PLAYED A TOURNAMENT ROUND HUNGOVER?
DO YOU FEEL YOUR OWN PACE OF PLAY IS ACCEPTABLE?
HAVE YOU EVER WITNESSED A FELLOW TOUR PLAYER CHEAT DURING A TOURNAMENT ROUND?
HAS UNRULY FAN BEHAVIOR EVER COST YOU A SHOT?
DID YOU VOTE FOR TRUMP?
DIDN’T VOTE: 14%
There you go. Some surprising revelations, not least of which the amount of pros who’ve had a little bit too much to drink the night before, or how many Donald Trump supporters there are on tour (perhaps not so surprising), or how common a little bit of rule breaking seems to be.
One of the more humorous results was that while no player thought they were too slow out on the course, around 75% of them said they’d had a playing partner who was.
Perhaps all professional sports should have their players anonymously surveyed every once in a while. The results would probably be just as fascinating.
Open champion Cameron Smith wins first LIV trophy in just second start
The world number two is the highest-ranked player to join the rebel series.
Robert MacIntyre beats Matt Fitzpatrick in play-off to win Italian Open
MacIntyre birdied the first extra hole at Marco Simone Golf and Country Club, the venue for next year’s Ryder Cup.
Matt Fitzpatrick holds narrow lead ahead of final round at Italian Open
Rory McIlroy and Aaron Rai are one shot off the pace.
Rory McIlroy picks up the pace to claim lead ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick in Rome
McIlroy’s group looked unlikely to complete their second rounds after taking three hours to play nine holes.
Matt Fitzpatrick leads way at Italian Open despite ‘inconsistent’ display
The US Open champion held a one-shot lead over fellow Englishman Tom Lewis,
Rory McIlroy rues a late night until eagle gets him flying in Italian Open
The four-time major winner was only a shot behind leader Matt Fitzpatrick after the first round of the Rome event.
Rory McIlroy begins Italian Open with superb 67 after recovering from slow start
He kick-started his round by holing out from 115 yards for an eagle on the par-four third.
Shane Lowry: Golf risks alienating fans with disgusting amount of money involved
The BMW PGA Championship winner insists he was never tempted to join LIV Golf.
PGA Tour is ‘trying to destroy’ LIV Golf, claims Greg Norman
The 67-year-old says attempts to discuss a way where all the tours can co-exist have been turned down.
Rory McIlroy says LIV players near top gave him ‘extra motivation’ at Wentworth
Shane Lowry ended up winning the BMW PGA Championship title by a shot ahead of McIlroy and Jon Rahm.