What would a Rory win mean tomorrow? For one thing, it would mean there are only two names in the conversation for Greatest Of All Time: Rory and Mr. Nicklaus.
It would also put an exclamation mark on what was arguably the best year in golf since Bobby Jones’s Grand Slam.
And it would mean the American golf media’s “Rory Problem” isn’t going away. Rory is so much better than the American media’s Golfdashian Twins that Phil and Woods could play best ball and Rory would still beat them handily.
I’m for Rory, make no mistake about it, but I admit a tiny part of me wants to see a winner whose life would be changed by pocketing $10 million. Of course, it’s not like Horschel hasn’t cashed some sweet checks this year. And, it would appear he’s taken his game to a new level, so the future probably has even more checks waiting for him. To heck with guilt: Go Rory!!!