Patrick Reed won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday and jumped from No.78 to No.22 in the FedEx Cup rankings. His win couldn’t have come at a better time, with the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs getting underway this week with The Barclays.
Reed’s jump up the ladder by more than 50 spots would put him into the Tour Championship if the standings were to end today. But of course, things are just about to heat up with the number of points on the line for a FedEx Cup playoff win increasing tenfold. Continue reading
Entering the John Deere Classic this week there are just six event left for players to accumulate enough FedEx Cup points to get inside the top-125 to qualify for the first event on the playoff schedule.
But that is certainly enough time for players to get in and stamp their ticket. Just look at what winning the Greenbrier did for Jonas Blixt this past week. Blixt moved up 100 spots in the FedEx Cup standings from 139th to 39th. That would not only get in into the playoffs, but if he stayed there he would make it all the way to the second-to-last playoff event prior to the Tour Championship where the cut is the top-30. Continue reading
As we all prepare for the 2013 Masters to get started on Thursday, we want to take a minute to look at the field and run down who we feel are the top-five contenders coming into the tournament. There are a number of different players who come into the Masters playing very well.
But when it comes to Augusta, it’s not always about who is playing the best at the time. Experience comes into play at the Masters perhaps more than any other tournament in the world, and that will certainly be evident once again this year. Continue reading
For this purpose, we are going to ignore the fact that Tiger woods, Rory McIlroy, and Phil Mickelson are the top players to watch this week at the 2013 Masters. we already know going in that they are the leading favorites on the odds to win. And we are even going venture further down the list past some of the to-five and top-10 favorites. Continue reading
Last year Matt Kuchar got the biggest win of his career, when he claimed the 2012 Players Championship, the flagship event on the PGA Tour. Often considered the ‘fifth major’ even though not official, the win certainly vaulted Kuchar into the category of best players without a Major championship. Continue reading
The first event of the West-Coast swing gets going on Thursday, with the playing of the Humana Challenge.
So which players are poised to make a run at the championship? Who should we pay attention to?
There are a number of interesting story lines for this tournament, as the season debut for some, and for others a continuation from Hawaii. Continue reading
The Crowne Plaza Invitational this week on the PGA Tour might not be the most popular event of the season, but here are plenty of top notch players in the field.
That includes each of the last three winners of the last three events this year.
Rickie Fowler won his first PGA Tour event at Quail Hollow at the Wells Fargo Championship. Then the week following, Matt Kuchar broke through with the biggest win in his career by claiming the Players Championship. And finally last week Jason Dufner claimed his second PGA tour title of the year with a birdie on the final hole at the Byron Nelson Championship. Continue reading