Tour Championship Preview

Tour Championship Preview

“-Then who knows? Maybe you’ll win the Tour Championship one day. Get that gold jacket that I never got.

Gold jacket, green jacket who gives a —-”

Well, here it is. We’ve finally turned a significant corner in golf with the end of Tiger’s career. Without the big cat in play, the best and most popular players in the game are friends who go on spring break together and make funny videos. They bomb the ball, they’re supremely talented and they’ve ushered in the new era of golf. 2017 had a lot of ups and downs, 59s and awesome major performances, but it will  mostly be known as the year we finally said goodbye to Tiger. It was one helluva run.

This is the last significant tournament with the exception of the President’s Cup (Sept. 28th-Oct. 1st).

Course: East Lake Club, Atlanta, Georgia (home course of the legendary Bobby Jones)

7,385 Yards, Par 70 (yikes)

Top 10 (FedEx Cup Standings):

Regular Statistics
RK PLAYER AGE EVENTS ROUNDS CUTS MADE TOP 10 WINS CUP POINTS EARNINGS
1 Jordan Spieth 24 22 74 18 11 3 2,000 $9,153,033.00
2 Justin Thomas 24 24 75 17 11 5 1,800 $8,976,560.00
3 Dustin Johnson 33 19 66 16 8 4 1,520 $8,555,443.00
4 Marc Leishman 33 24 86 21 7 2 1,296 $5,714,140.50
5 Jon Rahm 22 22 79 20 10 1 1,280 $5,843,247.50
6 Rickie Fowler 28 20 73 17 10 1 1,120 $5,937,072.50
7 Hideki Matsuyama 25 21 72 18 7 3 960 $8,234,445.00
8 Justin Rose 37 17 61 14 7 0 800 $4,009,058.00
9 Brooks Koepka 27 23 76 18 6 1 640 $5,297,397.00
10 Paul Casey 40 23 86 22 8 0 480 $3,556,973.50

 

The top 5 in the field (Spieth, Thomas, DJ, Leishman and Rahm) are the only players who control their own destinies. If Spieth, Thomas or DJ win, look for them to also win Player of the Year. If none of the top 5 win, the field is blown fairly wide open. Obviously, players 6-10 have the best shot.

Losing DraftKings Lineup:

Webb Simpson

Kevin Chappell

Sergio Garcia

Justin Rose

Justin Thomas

Patrick Cantlay

Prediction: I’m going to roll with Justin Thomas in this one. He’s become a household name, and will become a superstar after winning this event outright. Look for some crazy odds at next year’s Masters when he pulls it off.

Have a great golf weekend! Remember, we’ve got Retribution of the Ranch on Saturday, so if you don’t have a team and tee time yet, call us at (605) 341-5703 soon to get registered – times are filling up quick!