Old School Scout Player Of The Year: Rory McIlroy

I think we need a quick thread here to just come to an agreement that Rory was the best player in the world this year.

– He won the scoring title despite playing one of the toughest schedules

– Top of the list strokes gained at the end of the year by quite a bit

– Best score in the four majors by like 10 shots

– Did not miss a cut at a major. If you want to be the undisputed top dog, you cannot MC at the PGA Championship-- totally unacceptable.

– Three of Scheffler’s wins were totally lucky-- the match play Fitz pushed him to like 6 extra holes and was clearly playing at the same level. Bay Hill was like the luckiest thing I have ever seen, and his immovable obstruction relief to chip-in for birdie on 3 at Augusta was like a 3 shot swing vs the score he should have made.

Tell me I am wrong!

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Scotty Scheffler won 3 tough PGA events and the Masters and played well in most other events. You could argue the case of luck for both players realistically. Its not even a competition is it? Scheffler wins all day long.

It’s pretty clear that if current form holds Rory McIlroy is the easy choice to be the betting favorite for the Masters

However Player of the Year is based on accomplishments, not ability or potential

Scheffler is the easy choice and Cameron Smith also ranks ahead of McIlroy

Really, it’s not close

Where does tying the all-time record for size of a blown 54 hole lead rank in terms of accomplishments?

Why is the season scoring title and major scoring title not an accomplishment? Rory was class all year with the entire PGA tour on his back!

I am not saying Scheffler is a bad player, or had a bad year, I just disagree with the prevailing opinion that he was the best this year.


EDIT:
Sorry-- meant to respond to Daniel Song not ULOSTSOWAT-- my apologies.

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Next time, Gadget, next time

3rd best player on the PGA Tour is really not that bad

Rory! Rory! Rory! Rory!

Did you guys see in his presser the other day that he is looking to build on winning OSS POY with another chase to Dubai victory?

I bet on Rory this week. I will be rooting for him hard LOL