Golf's ideal is muscle memory. In search of the ever-elusive repeatable swing, players go through a checklist of pre-swing routines. In other words, golfers are creatures of habit.
So it is with much trepidation that players advance from the Deutsche Bank Championship in Boston, with its rare Monday finish, to the BMW Championship in Indiana, which tees off Thursday. What is a player to do with only two days between events instead of the usual three?
Are we really going down that road again?
Golf isn't like football, which requires recovery time and extensive game planning. One trip around a course is enough to refresh the memory. After all, these are the same tracks the players visit every year. They don't change much.
So whenever you hear this week about the tight turnaround of the BMW and its effect on the players, forget about it. It's just another lame storyline blown out of proportion.
- Kevin Dunleavy