People seem to call John Daly the common man, yet in reality there is nothing common about him. We all love stories of triumph, redemption and second chances, but do 2nd chances really mean getting 9 shots at the same thing?
As we are seeing with many trends on the PGA Tour and a changing of the guard, here is another one to ponder and think about as the 2011 starts to kick off. Could Robert Garrigus be the real John Daly that fans have been looking for?
Guy who just pounds the ball off the tee….Check
Seen the top with winning….Check
Personal demons to overcome….Check
Excitement surrounding him….Check
Honest approach to interviews and fans….Check
When looking at it through these eyes, it seems as though Robert Garrigus is exactly what fans have been looking for to rally around. Perhaps he is the next “Common Man” that the PGA Tour needs to move the needle for the casual fan. Only time will tell, but if this writer was a betting man, I would say keep your eyes on Robert Garrigus this year. He is everything that the tour needs and perhaps even the “real” John Daly.
Robert Garrigus WITB at the Hyundai
Driver – TaylorMade R11 Driver 9*
FW Woods – TaylorMade Tour Burner 3 Wood & R9 5 Wood
Irons – TaylorMade R9 TP 3-PW
Wedges – Mizuno MP T-10 56* & 60*
Putter – Scotty Cameron Newport Square
Ball – Titleist Pro V1 (09)