Sean O’Hair

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  1. Van_Slyke_CF

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    With his 3rd PGA Tour victory at Quail Hollow, 26 y/o Sean O'Hair looks poised for bigger and better things in 2009.

    Let's hope this thread is used a lot in the future to comment on many victories.

    This Wikipedia entry seems to be accurate for a change:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sean_O'Hair
     
  2. Van_Slyke_CF

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    Sean O'Hair won his fourth PGA Tour title with a victory at the Canadian Open today. We need more Americans to start fulfilling their potential.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Completely agree with that. The prolonged absence of Tiger Woods presents an open door for golfers to step up. Sadly, it's almost all Europeans doing so. Dustin Johnson seems to be the American closest to breaking through, but so far his career trajectory resembles that of Phil Mickelson, who was 34 before he won his first major, after a long series of runner-up finishes.
     
  4. Carolina Speed

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    Don, great to see S. O'Hair when again. I try to follow him when I can. If you have heard his story, his father was crazy hard on him, almost to ruining his career before it started! I think he's been under the radar a little, but it's understandible, considering what he went through to get to where he is. I'm really pulling for him to when a major or two.,

    The Mickelson to Johnson comparison is close, but I don't believe Dustin is married yet, is he? My point being, I think Phil and rightfully so has always placed family above fame. I think Phil could have gone so much further if he wouldn't have married so early! Again, Phil to me has gained so much more by being a husband and father than any amount of fame could offer.

    Depending on what D. Johnsons' goals are, he can do more than Phil did, if and when he breaks through to win his first major.
     
  5. Don Wassall

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    I agree, CS. I have ultimate respect for Phil and Amy, not running him down, I have always been a huge fan. He's a great example of a rapidly vanishing American archetype, the All American Boy as presented and revered all through this country's history until the Permanent Cultural Marxist Revolution went into hyper-mode circa the late '60s.

    Dustin should have won the PGA last year, but was screwed by a petty rules interpretation. Golf is the last gentlemen's game but has too many arbitrary punitive rules. But Johnson also has folded in the final round of a major several times after being right there. That was Phil's m.o. for a long time, also Greg Norman's even more so. He's still in his 20s so he has lots of time left, but an actual win rather than always being close is what he needs.
     

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