As if golf doesn't have enough pressure itself, the whole 'needs to start stacking top-20's' thing is on his shoulders, too. I imagine this is why people hurry back from injury too soon; so they can renew their tour card by 'only' stacking a few top 20's, and not need to stack top 10s instead. The things to worry about would be endless, and the better you play, the more stress you feel, i.e. when you play three good rounds, the pressure of the fourth round is much higher. Honestly, it sounds like the life of a professional golfer would be pure misery for me, not at all the sunny walk it looks like on tv. I'm happy to be a duffer, instead.Hardy with a clean -3 back 9 yesterday has positioned himself well after the first round.
He really needs to start stacking the top-20s to have a chance at the top 125. This being only his 15th start is not great but more worrisome is the that heading into today he has a 50% cut rate. I know he was injured and appears to be healthy now, just hope he can make a charge. Would be awesome to see.