Q School. The words alone carry some heavy baggage. It comes with the promise of a complete career turnaround, or the castigation of another year waiting for the opportunity to play with the big boys. Some people love the system, others hate it, but you can’t argue with the facts. Q School is a gauntlet meant to separate the men from the boys, and the cream tends to rise to the top.
I’ll be honest, when the first talks of the Match started getting thrown around, I wasn’t particularly excited. The name alone was a turn off. It felt like a rip off of the OG Match. A two man best ball game played at Cypress Point in the 50’s between the amateur team of Ken Venturi and Harvey Ward, against Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the two titans of the game at that time. Tiger and Phil couldn’t come up with a different name for their Las Vegas money game? C’mon.