Ian Poulter and Rickie Fowler were voted the most overrated players on the PGA Tour in anonymous poll by their peers. In the poll, conducted by Sports Illustrated, both Fowler and Poulter received 24% of the vote, followed by Bubba Watson at 12% and Hunter Mahan at 8%.
Poulter’s PGA Tour stats since 2010: two wins, one second place finish, four third place finishes, and 16 top 10s. Total earnings since 2010: $9,108,849.
Fowler’s PGA Tour stats since 2010: one win, six second place finishes, five third place finishes, and 33 top 10s. Total earnings since 2010: $15,589,789.
Watson’s PGA Tour stats since 2010: seven wins, eight second place finishes, three third place finishes, and 29 top 10s. Total earnings since 2010: $22,224,834.
I’m not particularly sure why these guys are at the top in the “most overrated” poll when they’ve consistently been in the top 10 during major tournaments, but if this were a popularity contest, I would think Bubba Watson and Ian Poulter would be at the top.
Meanwhile, Tiger Woods stats since 2010 tell quite a different story, but I guess the players are still afraid of him.
Woods’ PGA Tour stats since 2010: eight wins (five in 2013), two second place finishes, two third place finishes, and 21 top 10 finishes (none since 2013). Total earnings since 2010: $16,904,875.