Your Votes Please: The Year In Majors
Categories include the male and female players of the year, best shot, greatest rounds, top venues, best broadcast and top organization of 2022.
The inaugural Quadrilateral Year-In-Review Poll arrives as both a celebration and cleanser for those exhausted by off-course nonsense. Despite this season’s excessive talk of ranking points and the expedited transition out of the Tiger/Phil era, 2022 exceeded already high expectations.
We witnessed inspired play on ideal courses that allowed players to show off their skill, and got a healthy side order of controversy to keep us intrigued. So in celebration of Labor Day weekend for the Quad’s American readers, I’m asking you to answer fifteen questions of mixed difficulty.
A few notes on this quick poll/survey that you’re hopefully filling out while sipping Sangria to send summer out in style.
You can vote on one option for each question.
The poll is only open to Quad subscribers (which would explain why you received this email!).
I separated the women’s majors in certain cases because only women are eligible for those. The U.S. Open and Open Championship remain…open.
I cannot see how you vote.
Substack polls show the latest standings after you answer each question. Early voters will see the first batch of results coming in but stay tuned for the final total! The twists. The turns!
Voting will be open for a week and I’ll share all results after polls close next Sunday.
On that note, let’s start with your choice for favorite major of the year.
Next, players of the year.
Attention Will Zalatoris Marching and Chowder Society: I’m limited to offering five answers. And after a fierce office debate, McIlroy’s incredible 29-under-par to Zalatoris’ 21-under-par elevated the Vice Commissioner. Tough call here:
Note: In Gee Chun’s T7 was actually a 2 in the AIG Women’s Open. Thanks to STS for pointing this mistake out and apologies if it harmed the vote:
Good luck on this tough one! What a year. But if you’re struggling, focus on which course proved to be the most enjoyable to watch.
Here’s another tricky one. But I’m offering video evidence. Plus, why not relive the heroics?
Next, a mixed gender category. And they all posted 64!
Each one of these rounds stood out against the field performance. All nominees should be proud no matter who wins because given the circumstances, courses and setups, these will go down as some of the best rounds ever played in major championship golf:
Finishing holes played a huge role in determining 2022’s outcomes. Which one was the most interesting, important and fun to watch?
Par-4’s under 350-yards are the new risk-reward centerpieces of most majors and each of these impacted the Grand Slam. Your favorite?
As opposed to the major of the year, try to whittle this down to the organization who ran the best event. Consider the examples they set with course setup, tournament operations, communications, overall presentation, ticketing, pricing and sport-advancing efforts.
This one involves a two-network showdown for American subscribers:
Moving to the digital side…
And to round things out, two questions about the year ahead…
Thanks again for taking the time to vote,