It is with a sense of overwhelming sadness that I write an introduction to a column previewing the final PGA Tour event of the 2016-17 season. As Jon Snow and every other character on Game of Thrones has warned, “winter is coming.”Please, blog, may I have some more?
It’s hard to believe that Henrik Stenson’s triumph at the Wyndham Championship las tweek was his first on Tour this year, but it’s true. A year removed from his first major title and Stenson has been far from dominant — but you wouldn’t have known it on Sunday in Greensboro.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Now that major championship season is in the rear-view mirror, it’s time for the PGA Tour’s best to turn their focus on the FedExCup Playoffs and the $10 million bounty on the line.Please, blog, may I have some more?
It was a rough week at Colonial from a fantasy standpoint for me — but at least I’m not Tiger Woods. Here’s a look at who excelled in Dallas and who needs a do-over:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Well — neither Lady Luck nor Karen Gillan joined me last week, so Golfstradamus is back and offering you degenerates advice. Please — take that in the spirit in which it’s intended. You know I love you all.Please, blog, may I have some more?
The PGA Tour makes its annual trip to Hogan’s Alley and Colonial Country Club for the Dean & Deluca Invitational.The field is stacked, so take note:Please, blog, may I have some more?
Trick shot star Wesley Bryan completed his path to the PGA Tour in fashion, outlasting Luke Donald and others to secure his first win on Tour at the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Atlanta, Georgia – Another PGA Tour Season comes to a close this week at East Lake GC with the playing of the 2016 Tour Championship.
The Top 30 players in the FedEx Cup point standings have survived the first three playoff events to get a chance at one of the Tour’s biggest titles and the $10 million bonus awarded to the FedEx Cup champion.
So who are the favorites this week? Here is our ranking of the 2016 Tour Championship field in order of expected finish from 30th to 1st.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Lower Springfield, New Jersey – As the 2016 PGA Championship begins, it’s amazing how much the golf landscape has changed in the past year.
Twelve months ago, when hype about golf’s so called big three was at it’s height, a 2016 without a major victory by Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy or Jason Day would have seemed impossible. But as the world’s best players arrive arrive at the Baltusrol Golf Club for the 2016 PGA Championship, that possibility seems more like a probability.
All three have failed to get the job done for a variety of reasons. Spieth, never the tour’s best ball striker has struggled to hit fairways and greens, making his best weapon, his putter, all but irrelevant. McIlroy has the opposite problem, leading the tour in strokes gained off the tee, but struggling mightily on the short grass. Day has been the best and most consistent of the three, but hasn’t been able to get the job done when it counts the most. Now struck by family and personal illness this week, his chances of defending his title seem remote.
To add insult to injury. the “Big Three” has been infiltrated by American Dustin Johnson, who not only has cracked the Top three in the Official World Golf Rankings, but can take over the number one spot this week with a victory at Baltusrol.
Here’s the 411 as you get ready for the 2016 PGA Championship.Please, blog, may I have some more?
American Dustin Johnson overcame a field of the best golfers in the world, and some unnecessary grandstanding by U.S.G.A rules officials, to win the U.S. Open, for his first major championship, and claim the number one spot in the Razzball.com Fantasy Golf Rankings, June 21, 2106 edition.
Johnson, who infamously three-putted on the 72nd green in last year’s national championship to lose to Jordan Spieth by a shot, moves up to 3rd in the Official World Golf Ranking, after a 69 on Sunday gave him a three shot victory over a trio of challengers.
DJ’s run at number one could be a lengthy one. The 32-year old holds an impressive 1,660 point lead over Ireland’s Shane Lowry, who shared second place at Oakmont with Americans Jim Furyk and Scott Piercy. Lowry moved up from 153rd in last week’s rankings, and makes his first top 20 appearance in our survey that started in November 2015.
Piercy and Furyk also claim top five spots as, predictably, the rankings are completely transformed due to the major championship bonus points on offer this week. Piercy lands at #3, an improvement of 186 places over his ranking on June 10th, while Furyk, making just his fifth start since his return from wrist surgery, makes the biggest jump of the week from 286th to 5th.
The only holdover in the Top 5 is World #1 Jason Day of Australia, who holds in the fourth position after an 8th place finish in the second major of the year.Please, blog, may I have some more?