Iím all for someone getting hot in the playoffs and winning the Schwab Cup. But Langer was by far the hottest player in the playoffs (and the regular season) by a wide margin.
You can be as hot as you want to be, if you fail to perform in the pinnacle game of your respective sport (Super Bowl, Game 7 World Series, Game 7 Stanley Cup, etc.) you allow a lesser player the opportunity to shine. Just like my example above about the Patriots and losing to the Giants. Were they (Giants) a good team that year? Yeah, but they sure as hell werenít the best by a long shot. However, they (like Sutherland) were given an opportunity to shine brighter. And they did.
But the Giants won game after game after game in the playoffs. Sutherland got beat multiple times by Langer in the playoffs. Langer had one bad round, equal to losing in one quarter of the Superbowl. That should not be enough to win when you are getting slaughtered until that point. It wasnít equivalent to Pats coming back from 28-3 because Langer was up 70-3.
Langer played mediocre golf all weekend, dude. Sutherland didnít. Since itís currently a points accumulation setup, and since Sutherland played really solid golf all playoffs long, he was in a position to capitalize. Itís really just that simple.
No, itís not that simple since Langer outplayed Sutherland all season and overall during the playoffs.
How did Langer play the Big Show when it mattered? He sucked. Just like the Patriots did against the Giants. Bust your butt all season long to get into a great position for the final game and donít deliver, well, you lose.