Here’s this week’s What It Means:
1) Congrats to Ben Curtis on winning the 2012 Valero Texas Open for his first win since the 2006 84 Lumber Classic, an event which no longer exists.
That par putt on 17 was dynamite and one of the more unlikely major champions in the history of golf is now back in the winner’s circle.
I have absolutely no idea where Curtis goes from here. Maybe a win or two here and there but right now he seems a little too inconsistent to get into the winner’s circle again. Parity reigns right now on the PGA Tour, and I’m not sure he has the game to rise above that.
2) I do know where John Huh is going: up. Big time. The Mayakoba winner earlier this year opened the Valero with a 44 on his opening nine, and finished 2nd. That says something. And he arguably should have won this tournament outright if a couple putts had just gone his way.
He’ll win again this year and will content for at least one major. Just watch.
3) Matt Every. Hmm. We’ve talked before about his off the course issues but he’s got on the course issues now. He put himself right there with a great chance to win this week but seemed like he was going at 60348392mph come the weekend. His routine is too quick, his swing is too quick and his putting stroke was too inconsistent down the stretch. None of that will win you an event. Back to the drawing board for Every.
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Written by Jeremy Schilling
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