Is Stenson in your five?
In my "Honesty Game" column on Wednesday, I once again panned the OWGR, writing that it's tough to consider a guy who's played in only seven career majors -- and never finished better than T-14 -- the fifth-best player in the entire world. Of course, Stenson followed by shooting a 5-under 67 at Doral on Thursday to close the CA Championship as opening-round co-leader along with Robert Allenby. Well played and well-timed, Henrik. Thanks so much.
Calling out Stenson as something below the world's top-five isn't a knock on his talent level; rather, I just think he has yet to approach that status. Even so, it didn't stop a wave of Swedish folks from e-mailing me (very politely and eloquently, I may add) their disagreements with my assessment after the Match Play. And I received some similar responses from readers following this most recent column.