I'm pleased to say the Golf Writers Association of America acknowledged Roger Chapman's improbable 2-major win season with the player of the year award. Rory and Stacy Lewis won the others, Lewis with a surprising 79% of the vote in a tough year on the LPGA side.
Colonial has nearly always demanded experience and patience. Except for Dave Stockton in 1967, no brash, young intruder has ever won. The list of former Colonial champions has reflected age and wisdom. It was no coincidence that Hogan won it five times or that Billy Casper and Julius Boros won it twice. These three, Colonial's only repeaters, have managed to capture almost as many U.S. Opens. DAN JENKINS