Not necessarily a rhetorical question although it might end up there: has there ever been a bigger delta between 1 and the field than right now between Kristin and FPO? I don't know the history well enough and if there is a comp, maybe it's the first stretch of Climo's run. In the second half, you had strong 2s challenging and sometimes winning (Schultz, Doss, Feldberg). And to be clear, I'm not comparing KT's current performance to KC's sustained performance. Rather, if she's on right now, it really doesn't feel like there's a player that can keep up. So, the question is a sort of her best against the field's best and whether there's a comparable sense of separation anywhere in the game's history within a season.
Actual question. Looking forward to learning.
They were talking about Val Jenkins winning in 2008 by like 49(?) strokes I think?
I'd say what makes this so special is the FPO field is not weak. Still, I think KT is dialed and the field is not as on point. Not that they'd be keeping up with KT even if they were playing their best, but, I think there are players in the FPO that are capable of being closer.
Possibly it's seeing KT play so incredible that they are pushing to keep up rather than just play the course.