Greg DePalma, Jeff Shain and Pro Golf Weekly‘s Joel Cook look back at a tumultuous finish at the Farmers Insurance Open – that carried into Monday – before turning to break down the high-decibel Waste Management Phoenix Open. Hideki Matsuyama seeks a three-peat in the “Coliseum,” having won the first two in playoffs.
If the last two weeks have taught us anything, it is that the state of American golf should not be a worry of anyone. Nevertheless, this week it all starts again.
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.
At age 59, legendary Tom Watson nearly became the oldest player to win a major championship during the ’09 Open at Turnberry. This final group includes veteran players like Colin Montgomerie, who could not only break that record (Julius Boros/48/’68 PGA), but also win a major for the first time.
It’s time to make our selections for the 116th U.S. Open and two players in search of their first U.S. Open Championship heads our list…
This list includes eight players who own major championships including four former U.S. Open champs and a trio of tenacious South Africans.
PGA Tour: With most of golf’s top names preparing for next week’s U.S. Open, the FedEx St. Jude Classic presents opportunity for next-tier players to step up.