Approximately 2 years ago I predicted Rickie Fowler would have a break out year. Since he has played well and demonstrates sparks of greatness. His recent 61 on the last round of the Hero World Challenge has sparked the conversation all over again. I still believe is one of the top players on the PGA Tour, but I am not sure he is ever going to dominate the tour for a prolonged period. Continue reading
Moving day at the US Open did not disappoint. I was waiting for some amazing golf and the third day at Erin Hills was it! The leaders kept making the knockout punch against their competitors and they all responded in kind. I found the seesaw battle of the top 10 finishers amazing; none of the players carded anything worse than a 68; with a 63 and 65 thrown in the mix!
If someone was tuning in for the first time this weekend and just looked at the scores, they would never think it was moving day at the US Open!
The first round of the US Open was full of surprises. The leaderboard is a list of whose who with the top names in golf shining in the warm Wisconsin sun. Wait, no that’s not it! Except for Rickie Fowler, the leaderboard looks exactly like any other tournament during the regular season. Given all the hype of the US Open, should we really be surprised? The more I think about it, the more I realize that the US Open is emblematic of how professional golf is changing.
The Masters never disappoints. After an amazing minus 7 start, Charley Hoffman appeared mortal on Day 2. He did not have that confidence and zeroed in focus we saw in his opening round and I am not surprised. Augusta National is a fantastic course that requires 5 hours of intense concentration if you have any illusions of scoring well. So, the second day of play unfolded exactly as I expected. Continue reading
The race for the FED Ex Cup is underway and all the points gained over the past 8 weeks count towards making the 10 million dollar pay off. I try to pick winners each week in several fantasy leagues and I can tell you from experience that it is impossible to know who will win from week to week.
For example, this week at the Sony Open Justin Thomas started the tournament with a magical 59. As the youngest player in PGA Tour history to accomplish such a feat, I am pretty sure no one predicted Thomas running away with the top prize. Keeping this in mind, it is very challenging to determine who will have the most FED Ex points leading into the playoff or is it?