Interestingly, I once spoke to an industry insider who dismissed Penrith’s chances, along with those of his teammate, Cory Conners. I was surprised. The insider said Conners was simply a match play golfer and Pendrith’s short game wouldn’t hold up. It is looking like that person was wrong as Pendrith blasts his way through the Mackenzie Tour.
I actually think Pendrith’s amazing length will serve him well on the Web.com Tour next year. He had some success there this year, and I suspect that will continue. All he needs is a couple of good weeks when his ability to hit the ball tremendous distances is matched up with even an average short game. He’s moving forward quickly—so maybe it takes a year or two to get to the PGA Tour. But I think people will take note of Pendrith—he’s remarkably long off the tee, and that’s usually enough to capture some attention.