Ryan Lavner on Shell Houston Open third round leader Matt Kuchar, quietly improving his game each week in the build up to Augusta. But first he has to finish off the Shell. He leads Sergio Garcia by four.
On the parity that has things so wide open heading into the Masters.
The PGA Tour has endured a months-long power outage. Only one player, Zach Johnson, has won an event while ranked inside the top 10 in the world. Jason Day is the only other top-15 player to win an event this season.
“There’s a lot of depth in the game of golf,” Kuchar said.
There’s little doubt that parity is the PGA Tour’s new reality, but it poses a problem for both the casual fan, who has little interest in rooting for the 100th-ranked player in the world, and the elite player, who prefers having a dominant stud to measure his game against.