“So playing tournaments regularly has helped me a lot this year”, the golfer said.
Newly-crowned US PGA champion Jason Day has withdrawn from The Barclays pro-am event after hurting his back.
After an opening-day 62 gave him a share of the lead at the Wyndham Championship last week, McGirt followed with an up-and-down 70 in the second round and consecutive 68’s to finish in a tie for 14th place at 12-under-par.
His trainer says the Queenslander withdrew from the event at Plainfield Country Club in New Jersey because of a long-standing disc issue.
In other words, Kaymer is fine with not playing as much on the PGA Tour, even though it could cost him the FedEx Cup perks.
“You can have an OK season and all of a sudden you play good at the right time and be a FedExCup champion”, he said. There are a number of explanations for this end-of-the-season phenomenon, but first and foremost might be simple exhaustion.
No season without a major victory, he said, can be viewed as a great one. Day, according to his representatives, is still planning to play in the tournament as scheduled, teeing off at 8:26 a.m. Thursday with Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson. I can only hope that this is the beginning of right things for me. “When coordinating my 2014-15 schedule, I was forced to plan with a certain degree of risk”. I’m exhausted from the majors this year because of what it does. “You want to come out with a bang and start off really hot”. There’s a reason I have a receding hairline, and it’s because I’ve got those, that kind of pressure building up and that kind of stress. You see guys that are fighting for their job. It will help our chances at Olympics and at Majors to do better at world championships. So to have two of those this year is incredible. “The names on that trophy are no fluke”.
Unlike major American team sports, the playoffs in golf are not looked upon by the players themselves as anything but four more tournaments with big paydays. The top 100 on the points list after The Barclays qualify for Boston.
Points are evenly distributed at all PGA Tour events, with a slight bump for the World Golf Championships and another for the majors.
Still, for fans, it is four weeks of high-stakes action, the field dwindling each Sunday until only 30 remain.
The resulting impact has been a simple and entirely familiar truth – win the Tour Championship and win the FedEx Cup.
Johnson, who missed an eagle putt for victory at the U.S. Open in June, has been battling severe chest congestion since last week, a spokesman for the golfer said in a statement.
While Spieth’s record-setting run is the talk of the 2015 campaign, Day has had a stellar season as well.