Mike Walker is reporting on the Shark’s interview with the Wall Street Journal’s John Paul Newport.
Fat and sassy
“Most Tour pros, Norman said, don’t really want to reach the top, not down deep, not in a sport where 20th place can pay six figures. “Certain players are happy just going through the motions. They don’t want to be the leader, they would rather be a sheep. They enjoy grazing the field and getting fat and sassy,” he said.”
The not so sheeple- like
Nevertheless the Great White Shark does believe there’s one or two pros who aspire to greatness and consequently have the desire to do so.
“Rory’s got it. You can tell by his delivery when he talks to the media."
Jason Day, “To say he wants to be the best in the world, that’s a big statement to make to yourself, let alone publicly. So he is willing to put it out there.”
“Henrik Stenson : Norman likes the Swede’s hunger. “He has huge potential. He has the attitude, he wants it.”
Honourable mention is also made of Adam Scott and Jordan Spieth
The big question
John Paul writes, “About other top players such as Watson, Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson, Norman is reserving judgment. He likes Rickie Fowler, 26, but worries that “carrying the big baton as the representative of the younger generation” could be distracting. “I hope he doesn’t get too wrapped up in being Rickie Fowler instead of Rickie Fowler the golfer,” Norman said. He called 24-year-old Brooks Koepka, who won at Phoenix this year, a “bright star” on the horizon. “But how bright does he want to be? That’s the big question for everyone.”
Here’s the links to Mike Walker and John Paul
Quote of the Day
“Sheeple is a derogatory term that highlights the herd behavior of people by likening them to sheep.” – Wikipedia