Originally Posted by Dan Lobb
Question, my friend.
How many majors would Buchholz have won had he NOT turned pro in 1961?
Do you want to know my guess? (Hint: I watched him get walloped by Richey in the 1968 Canadian Open final. Richey won zero majors.)
Come on Dan, Richey was an excellent player and he beat greats like Laver and Rosewall.
Buchholz did win one Pro Major in 1961 but I agree with you that it's probable he would not have won a major. However with Laver, Rosewall, Hoad and Gonzalez around how many would win a major? Buchholz was a top player for years and wasn't a journeyman.
I will write this. It wouldn't have been surprising if Buchholz won a major.