Caught some of this on tape, and Noren just fell apart with his chipping at the end of the round. He always gives putts a pretty good scare, but he is quite possibly the worst chipper/bunker player that makes money playing golf. The announcers were also all over him. Not sure what kind of ratings the Golf Channel gets on their Euro golf, but at least to the people following the European Tour closely a Noren win would not surprise anyone. Luckily, the books have not quite clued into this yet.
We seriously need to get Noren into the Nick Watney short game school in the offseason and he is more than capable of putting together a few wins on the Euro Tour and getting into the top-50 of the world. Sorry, just had to get my Noren frustration out.
Don’t think Rumford or Stenson should be nearly that high. They are getting credit for having a high standard deviation, while they are not necessarily on average as good as the prices might indicate.
Greg Norman -105 v. Tom Watson(1)
No numbers, just contrarian common sense.