Now that the John Deere Classic is in the books, the greatest players on Earth will turn their focus towards the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. For many, this week will be one filled with positive vibes and good feels — but for others, it’ll be a week wrought with concern and self-doubt.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Billy Horschel outlasted Jason Day in a playoff Sunday to win the AT&T Byron Nelson – a feat few (nobody) saw coming. Including, unfortunately, yours truly.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Norton, Massachusetts – The PGA Tour Playoffs move to the Boston area this week for the playing of the 2016 Deutsche Bank Championship.
American Patrick Reed won the first playoff event last week at Bethpage Black, ensuring himself a top five position heading into the Tour Championship at East Lake and a shot at the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus.
Twenty-five players were eliminated from playoff contention last week at The Barclays, leaving just the Top 100 players in the FedEx standings eligible to compete this week at TPC Boston.
With Davis Love III‘s Ryder Cup captains picks still to come, several American players will be looking to impress the captain enough to snag one of the four remaining picks on the U.S. team. Included in that group will be defending Deutsche Bank champion, Rickie Fowler, who missed an opportunity to clinch an automatic berth with a final nine meltdown last week.
So who will be the next player to punch their ticket to East Lake? Here’s the 411 on the 2016 Deutsche Bank Classic.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Hartford, Connecticut – Generally, when Bubba Watson likes a golf course, success follows. Or should we say multiple successes. That bodes well for his chances as the PGA tour returns to Hartford for the 2016 Travelers Championship.
Watson, who starts the week as the sixth ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking, will be looking for a third Travelers Championship to go with the titles he won in 2010 and 2015.
Here’s all the information you’ll need to get ready for the 2016 Travelers Championship.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Shanghai, China – On a day when many of the top names in golf were standing still, Kevin Kisner seized the opportunity to take control of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club.
Kisner backed up his opening round 64 with an equally impressive, bogey-free 66, on a day when the Sheshan course was playing a little more difficult, than in the opening round. The 31-year old had four birdies on the front side, including three in a row at holes six, seven and eight. After seven straight pars, the American finished strong with birdies on the par-4 16th and the par-5 18th.
The Aiken, South Carolina native was as surprised as anyone with his performance in the first two rounds. “It’s beyond my expectations. I had no expectations coming,” Kisner said. “So it’s been good. I’m making a lot of putts, and that’s fun keeping the round going when I miss a green. Looking forward to the weekend.”Please, blog, may I have some more?