The major winners since Harrington are Angel Cabrera, Lucas Glover, Stewart Cink, Y.E. Yang, Phil Mickelson, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwarzel, McIlroy, Darren Clarke, Keegan Bradley, Bubba Watson, Webb Simpson, Ernie Els and McIlroy.
Parity is good in some sports. It’s been fabulous for the NFL. But parity stinks in golf. We couldn’t pick Lucas Glover or Webb Simpson out of a Filipino parade. These guys are good golfers, but their personalities don’t stick out. They don’t win enough to make themselves stick out.
Which is why the Masters needs Tiger-McIlroy. Or Tiger-Phil, as a bow to yesteryear. Tiger and anybody would do in a pinch.