Picking the Mount Rushmore of college golf
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
The great thing about sports is debating. Who is the best quarterback of all time? In the NBA, is the Eastern Conference better than the Western Conference? Which four teams will survive March Madness and advance to the Final Four? Which major will be the toughest to win this year?
I want to hear what you, the college golf fan, think about our sport.
Whom would you put on your Mount Rushmore? Pick four teams, which matches the number of presidents on the South Dakota memorial.
For me, it seems pretty obvious with the women’s game. You have to have Arizona State, which has won the most team titles, and Duke, which has dominated in the past 10 years when college golf has been the most competitive. For my final two . . . this is where opinions might begin to differ. I will go with San Jose State for having one of the strongest and most consistent programs of all-time. The final spot on the rock is a tough one, but I would have to lean toward Southern Cal.
The men’s game certainly has more candidates. I’ll start with Oklahoma State. Do I need to explain? Next, I like Houston on my mountain. Under the direction of Dave Williams, the Cougars were a dominant team for many, many years. I am not huge on history, but I do believe Yale, with 21 titles coming many moons ago, deserves a spot on my list. The final spot for me – and it’s a tough one – goes to Georgia. The Bulldogs, for the most part, have been a team that has been mentioned amongst the best in recent times.
Now it is your turn to weigh in.
On March 1, we will present the Mount Rushmore of college golf as determined by you - the college golf fan.