Can Casey Martin tie Byron Nelson?
See their swings side by side here as they follow through and comment:
It is always fun to root for the underdog! I would love to see Casey Martin Win. He looks like he has a good attitude, is a great ball striker and is putting with a Long Putter, which can work really well under pressure. Winning the US Open is all about surviving, and Casey has always persevered with a disability in life. He stated that he hopes to survive the week, sometimes the person that survives the week is standing as the winner.
He was describing his swing on Golf Channel, and stated that he wasn’t trying to find a new swing or game, but just use what has worked for him in the past. He makes a simple turn without a lot of weight shift. If he shifts his weight onto his hurting right leg, it is hard to shift it back, so he makes a simple turn and stays very still. Then on his downswing his hands have a lot of lag, with a bowed left knee at impact. This might be a stretch, but his golf swing description can sound like that of Byron Nelson. Byron Nelson has been described as a great man, a man of faith, and he was a natural teacher where he was known as a mentor to Ken Venturi and Tom Watson. Casey is also described as a great man, a man of faith, and has been a winning Golf coach at the University of Oregon. If Casey wins the US Open he will be tied at one win with Byron Nelson, and why not, he has already been living and swinging the golf club like him.
What do you think?