Watching the final round this year I kept smiling. Why? Because the game of golf is at one of those cross roads that happened when Jack and Arnie began to move into their later years. Both TW and Phil are now closer to the end of their careers than the beginning. Stricker is only playing part time and Ernie is aging. The "next generation" is stepping up.
If one takes the ageless and irrepressible Fred Couple and Migel Angel Jimenez out of the mix, the leaderboard was full of players that we will see for years to come. Adam, Jordan, Rickie, Jonas, Oliver, Bubba, and Matt will be the next 10 years of majors. Throw in guys like Rory, Graeme, Duffner, and Rose and you have quite a promising look at the future.
I for one am pretty happy about all of that.