Back9’s Ambassadors Reflect on 2013, Look Ahead to 2014 (Part 2)

The task: Sum up the year of 2013 in golf and look ahead to 2014. Who better to accomplish such a feat than the people who played in or worked around the pro levels?

So we posed 10 questions to some of Back9Network’s ambassadors: players Cheyenne Woods, William McGirt, Willy Pumarol and Berry Henson; Matt Adams, host of “Fairways of Life” on PGA Tour Radio; and Jim Remy, former PGA of America President.

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6) What was your best shot of the year?

William McGirt: Four-iron into No. 18 on Monday to finish at Bay Hill.

Willy Pumarol: See question No. 3 😉

Barry Henson: Had many too many up and downs from the trash can to only pick one!

Matt Adams: None of mine come to mind, but I can narrow down my favorite rounds to being those played at Lahinch (Ireland) in 2013 (I’m a member there).

Jim Remy: Tap-in eagle on No. 7 at Okemo Valley for a big Quota League win!

Lahinch Golf Club

Lahinch Golf Club

7) What do you think will be the biggest story to watch in 2014?

Cheyenne Woods: Tiger Woods.

McGirt: Will Tiger win a major?

Pumarol: Hopefully it will be how great I’m playing and getting the W’s. Oh, and the Ryder Cup.

Henson: I think Camilo Villegas will make a comeback.

Adams: Will Tiger win major No. 15?

Remy: Will Tiger go to the Olympics to watch Lindsey or not? 🙂

Tiger Woods 2008 U.S. Open trophy

Tiger Woods with the 2008 U.S. Open trophy.

8) What are you most looking forward to in 2014?

Woods: Men’s and women’s U.S. Opens at Pinehurst; Cheyenne Woods earns LPGA Tour card 🙂

McGirt: Trying to get my first win.

Pumarol: Getting back on the course!

Henson: Looking to have a busy 2014 playing a bit more in Europe.

Adams: The Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Remy: Ryder Cup in Gleneagles Scotland! Go USA!

Tom Watson Paul McGinley Ryder Cup 600

Ryder Cup Captains Tom Watson (left) and Paul McGinley

9) Who will be 2014’s Player of the Year (PGA and LPGA)?

McGirt: Too early to tell.

Pumarol: PGA – Tiger Woods. LPGA – Lexi Thompson.

Henson: Tiger Woods.

Adams: Adam Scott (PGA) and Stacy Lewis (LPGA).

Remy: Rory making a big comeback? LPGA – Suzann Pettersen, I hope!

Lexi Thompson 600

Lexi Thompson

10) Who will be 2014’s Rookie of the Year (PGA and LPGA)?

McGirt: Too early to tell.

Pumarol: PGA – Benjamin Alvarado (Chile). LPGA – Lydia Ko.

Henson: I have no clue. So much talent coming up on both tours!

Adams: Chesson Hadley (PGA) and Lydia Ko (LPGA).

Remy: Most likely somebody we have never heard from!

Lydia Ko 600

Lydia Ko

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