The 146th Open Championship is upon us with the opening rounds just a few hours away at the Royal Birkdale. Included in the field are 16 former Open winners, 15 local qualifiers, 5 amateurs, 52 Americans, and 104 from everywhere else. There are three groups on the opening two days that stand head and shoulders … Continue reading Opening Round Pairings for 146th Open Championship
William McGirt and Canadian rookie Mackenzie Hughes were at the top of the leaderboard at the end of Round 1 during an eventful day at The Players Championships in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. It looked like former No. 1 Adam Scott would be the leader in the clubhouse - he was up a stroke through … Continue reading McGirt, Rookie Hughes Lead Players After Round
Dustin Johnson won for the third time in eight events, taking the FedEx Cup lead in the process with a three-stroke win at the BMW Championship in Carmel, Indiana, on Sunday. Johnson finished up his 23-under with a 5-under 67 on Sunday to finish three strokes ahead of the UK's Paul Casey (-20). Casey made … Continue reading Johnson Unstoppable in BMW Win
Rickie Fowler was quiet through the four Majors this year, but has come alive in the PGA post-season. The young American fired a 3-under 68 to take a 1-stroke lead over fellow American Patrick Reed on Day 3 at The Barclays. His round was simplicity itself: three birdies, 15 parts, and no bogeys. Fowler has … Continue reading Rickie Fowler Leads Barclays Through 54
FedEx Cup Standings The top two players in the FedEx Cup standings continue to be two from outside the US borders for the week of April 18, Australians Adam Scott and Jason Day. Scott leads the chase with 1,731 points through nine events. He’s won twice and finished in the top 10 four times. World No. 1 Day has also won twice and has four Top 10 finishes. He has 1,340 points, trailing Scott by 391 points. 2015 FedEx Cup Champion Jordan Spieth is currently sixth in the standings with 1,132 points through nine events. Day finished second behind Spieth a year ago. Winning the RBC Heritage Classic last Sunday moved South Africa’s Branden Grace into the top 20 of the standings at 19th with 790 points. Prior to the victory, his first on the PGA Tour, Grace was tied for 90th in the standings. The top 125 players in the final standings qualify for the four-tournament post-season challenge with elevated points and prize money. Race to Dubai Standings Masters champion Danny Willett maintained his comfortable lead in the Race to Dubai standings this week, with more than 2.74 million points, more than a million ahead of his closest competitor. Willett finished second in the Race to Dubai standings last year to eventual chmpion Rory McIlroy, who has won the title twice. McIlroy is currently fourth with 1.321 million points in five events. He is one of five players to have broken the 1-million point threshold, along with Louis Oosthuizen (1.548 million), Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.33 million), and Henrik Stenson (1.045 million). Willett’s lead will likely last a while unless one of those four other players wins the US Open in June. The top 60 players in total points qualify for the Final Series, a four-week series of tournaments with escalating prizes. Sweden’s David Lingmerth is currently the man on the hot seat at No. 60 with 132,767 points.
There wasn't much enjoyable about watching Jordan Spieth's meltdown at the Masters Sunday afternoon, unless you're a big fan of Danny Willett. It was the first real showcase of Spieth being less than impenetrable in his quick ascension into golf's elite over the past three years, and will probably draw him more attention at the … Continue reading 7 Worst Collapses in Major History
Jason Day reclaimed the No. 2 ranking in the world with his win at Bay Hill on Sunday, and is in position to retake the No. 1 spot from Jordan Spieth this weekend at the WGC-Dell in Austin, where Spieth played his collegiate golf. Day's victory saw him bypass Rory McIlroy and move within 0.3074 … Continue reading Jason Day Reclaims No. 2 Ranking