Playtime is over. Not that anything about the four-week FedExCup playoffs is easy, but after 25 of 125 players were eliminated in the opener and 30 more were sent home in Stage 2, the carnage gets turned up this week.
Golf: Stacy Lewis ends three years of winless frustration in a spectacular way, capturing the Cambia Portland Classic after pledging to give all her winnings to hurricane relief in Houston.
Greg DePalma, Jeff Shain and Pro Golf Weekly‘s Joel Cook look back at Dustin Johnson‘s playoff triumph over Jordan Spieth in the first stop of the FedExCup postseason, before taking on another loaded roster for this week’s Dell Technologies Championship outside Boston. Rory McIlroy is defending champion, one of three Boston winners to eventually take the overall FedExCup crown.
Round One of the FedExCup playoffs gave us Dustin Johnson vs. Jordan Spieth in a 19-hole Sunday classic, one of the best Goliath versus Goliath duels in recent memory. Now what?
Golf: Augusta National gets ready to welcome a new chairman, as Billy Payne decides to end his tenure after 11 years. Meantime, Michelle Wie is racing the clock after emergency surgery.
Greg DePalma, Jeff Shain and Pro Golf Weekly‘s Joel Cook discuss what the future might look like for the Solheim Cup in light of the Ladies European Tour‘s current woes, then look ahead to the FedExCup playoffs opener at The Northern Trust. Hideki Matsuyama is the points leader at Glen Oaks Club, followed by new PGA Championship king Justin Thomas and Open Championship winner Jordan Spieth.
Thirty-nine arduous weeks of the battle royale known as the FedExCup have now come to this: A four-week frenzy composed of the 125 surviving golfers who proved themselves most worthy of the playoffs.
Golf: While the United States celebrates a convincing Solheim Cup win, trouble brews for the Ladies European Tour. Meantime, the FedExCup playoffs commence on Long Island.
Greg DePalma, Jeff Shain and Pro Golf Weekly‘s Joel Cook review Justin Thomas‘ closing flourish that brought PGA Championship glory and review the Wyndham Championship that will lock in the field for the FedExCup playoffs. While Henrik Stenson and Kevin Kisner are among a few big names in Greensboro, the real focus is on the 125-man cutoff line for playoff eligibility.
The Wyndham Championship, which for the past decade has stood as the PGA Tour’s final event before the FedExCup playoffs, offers a final chance to get into the top 125 in the points race and claim a spot in the playoff field.