Each week of the PGA Tour season, we’ll present our top picks for that week’s tournament and make recommendations for DraftKings’ one-week fantasy leagues. I share your sentiment that the FedEx Cup playoffs are terrific compared to what we used to have: a listless final two months of the season that included a lackluster Tour Championship.
Jason Day has become the world’s best player – just like he said he would.
Only Rod Pampling from that group will be headed back to the PGA Tour in 2016 but that is as a result of his efforts during the Web.Com Tour season rather than his efforts to date in the Finals – in fact he has missed both cuts. And it was just the start for the 27-year-old Australian.
Day, on the other hand, will head to the finale more in control of his fate than he has been in a long time. He set a major championship record to par (20 under) at Whistling Straits.
Day led wire to wire – jump-starting his run with a spectacular first-round 61 and never looking back.
Jason Day stayed on track for his fourth victory in six starts when he birdied the final hole to earn a six-stroke lead after the third round at the BMW Championship on Saturday.
After Berger, I’ve got my eyes on Steven Bowditch.
It’s the last event of this season so I have to recommend one of my favorite golfers who has been one of my go to guys all season long.
JAPAN GOLF TOUR/ASIAN TOUR: Asia-Pacific Golf Championship, Thursday-Sunday, Otone Country Club, West Course, Ibaraki, Japan.
A victory for Day would give him six wins and a major.
Day is now the No. 1-ranked player in the world as he has won three of his last four events.
Georgia is clearly a state that Watson feels quite comfortable in, as he has won two Masters championships (2012 and 2014). Now it only takes a year or two. It seems like that idea is pitched every year at this time as a solution to all of these problems. I like the FedEx Cup. “I knew a lot of things could happen and I think this was the toughest round I’ve played in my life, knowing I could get to No. 1″.
That’s pretty cool, ” Day said with a laugh.
Rickie Fowler said his main criteria would be victories, though not just any title. But it won’t help his rivals rest any easier. Matt Jones finished his efforts with a four-under-67 to finish at seven under par, which now is not enough to survive to the Tour Championship next week.
“Of course it’s between Jason and Jordan and someone with the first letter of a “J” will win it”, 2013 FedExCup victor Stenson said.
Theoretically anybody in the 30-man field could take the big prize but for 30th placed Harris English to do so, he would have to win at East Lake and the leading players would have to perform terribly.
Henrik Stenson looks to win his second career FedEx Cup at East Lake Golf Club. He could finish in a tie for third and have a mathematical chance of winning the $10 million bonus.
Cameron Tringale made a furious charge on Sunday at the BMW in an effort to make the Tour Championship for the second straight year, but his closing 66 lifted him only into a tie for seventh place and to No. 36 in the points standings. The Aussie is in a serious battle with Jordan Spieth for Player of the Year honors as well as the Byron Nelson Award and Vardon Trophy with an Adjusted Scoring Average of 69.163 vs. Spieth’s 68.984. September .