Langley and Henley quickly creating lasting link
Updated: Sat 1/12/2013 9:57 pm
Scott Langley and Russell Henley could be mistaken for just two normal 23 year old's enjoying a week in Hawaii. Just two guys playing a little golf, enjoying some nice meals, hanging out with family and friends.
Tomorrow afternoon at approximately 1:00pm on the island, Langley and Henley's nice little stroll around Waialae CC gets elevated to an entirely new level. These two rookies on the PGA Tour begin their final round of this year's Sony Open sharing a 3 shot lead over South African, Tim Clark. Sunday will mark the fourth consecutive round Henley and Langley have played together.
Great player's careers are often marked by the players they competed against. Nicklaus had Palmer, then Weiskopf and Watson. Tiger entered during the Norman era and quickly took the baton and we started to associate players like Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Fred Couples, Steve Stricker, Vijay Singh with Woods. As Phil, Stricker, Davis and Vijay have started to fade into the sunset, players like McIlroy, Westwood, Donald and McDowell surfaced as Tiger's stiffest competition. It's just natural to associate a great player with the players he had to beat to achieve his status.
Golf could very well be witnessing the beginning of two great PGA Tour careers in the form of Scott Langley and Russell Henley. While golf is fortunate to have many young guns in the mix week in and week out on the PGA Tour, the link between Langley and Henley could ultimately be the association which these players are remembered. Sure, its premature to make this declaration today, but if this week is any indication we're going to see these two young players surface as stars on the PGA Tour and likely share a final pairing in a final round again in their pursuit of their respective greatness.