With the year's first major fast approaching, the cream of the PGA Tour has certainly been rising. Names like Rose, Woods, Reed, Mickelson, Stenson and more -- including Arnold Palmer Invitational champion, Rory McIlroy -- have found their games rounding into form.
Tragically, winter has come. The cold and snow and harsh, horrible hell that is the cold, white abyss of winter has arrived. Golf? Oh, it seems so far away — but for those who are looking to dominate their fantasy golf leagues come January must stay focused.
For three days, it looked like Dustin Johnson was going to cruise to his 5th career World Golf Championship title at the WGC-HSBC Champions. Instead, DJ stumbled and Justin Rose capitalized.
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.
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.
The PGA Tour's best stroll into Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio this week for the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. In what is essentially and all-star game before the season's final major, there are plenty of great choices this week. I'll be your guide:
With a sheet of headlines and prop bets longer than most golf fans and degenerate gamblers could dream of, the 117th playing of the U.S. Open already looks and feels like it could be one for the ages. Here's a look at who'll contend -- and who'll just pretend at Erin Hills:
It's Wednesday! And that means it's time to place your bets! Golfstradamus is back with your can't-miss, sure-fire, mortal locks for the Zurich Classic! Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson come in as the favorites, but don't count out some of the sleeper teams looking to make a big splash this week in New Orleans.
He may not have been in a PGA Tour winner’s circle since Obama was starting his first term in office. But Paul Casey is still a deserving number one in the Razzball.com Fantasy Golf Rankings, October 25, 2016 edition.
The Englishmen has recorded four top four finishes in his last five starts and holds on to top spot after a T21 at the CIMB Classic.
- 2016 Ryder Cup Friday Foursomes Predictions for September 30th:
2016 Ryder Cup Friday Foursomes - Match One
and Patrick Reed
(USA) vs. Justin Rose
and Henrik Stenson
Based on past Ryder Cup performance, this sets up well for the Europeans. Rose and Stenson are a combined 6-2-2 in Ryder Cup foursomes play, and were 3-0-0 as a team in 2014. The American duo of Spieth and Reed, meanwhile have never won a foursome's match.
This edge is offset somewhat by form and health issues. Spieth and Reed were both relatively sharp in the PGA Tour playoffs, both reaching the Tour Championship in Atlanta. Neither Rose nor Stenson qualified for the final stage, Rose due to uninspired play and the big Swede due to injury.
Predicted result - Halve