It's a strange state of affairs when Billy Horschel is a voice of PGA Tour reason, especially after he said he would have passed on playing in the WGC Mexico had he qualified. Somehow, the event carried on.
But it is fascinating to see Horschel join the likes of Louis Oosthuizen and Henrik Stenson in highlighting the lack of star power likely at next week's Arnold Palmer Invitational, the first without The King.
Even with multiple tributes planned, including a 13-foot tall statue of Palmer, the stars are passing.
Disappointing. Totally understand schedule issues. But 1st year without AP. Honor an icon! Without him wouldn't be in position we are today https://t.co/yzaIqbbSpM— Billy Horschel (@BillyHo_Golf) March 7, 2017
Will Gray with some of the other player comments about what is shaping up as a weak field next week in Orlando.
Doug Ferguson considered the convoluted road to Augusta, altered by the location and placement of two World Golf Championship events. He also talked to Rickie Fowler who is contemplating a pass on the easy money and points of the WGC Match Play for the API.
And given Steve Stricker's comments Tuesday at the Valspar Championship, Tiger Woods is not a likely last minute contestant either. Bob Harig reports.