The Spaniard ranked third in strokes gained/approach-the-green, picking up more than seven shots on the field while also leading the field in greens in regulation, missing just 12 greens over 72 holes.
It is not a query that begets a singular, clear-cut answer. However, after speaking with tour and tournament officials, players, caddies and an epidemiologist, the response also is not as ambiguous as it may seem.
You know the cliché: It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Sergio Garcia believes this age-old adage applies to the current plight of Nick Watney, who on Friday became the first PGA Tour player to test positive for COVID-19.
If you went back in time and convinced 15-year-old Tiger Woods to give up the game – allowing plenty more trophies to be had by other golfers – which of Tiger’s rivals would have a career trajectory that’s most wildly different?