(Photo by Chris Condon/PGA TOUR)
Jason Day | Dominate wire-to-wire victory for Jason at The Players. He’s now won 7/17 starts. Unreal. We saw two sides of Day this week. He absolutely blitzed the field for the first 36 holes in record fashion (-15 eclipsing fellow Aussie Norman’s -14 in 1994)…then had to grind out the last 36 (even though he won by four shots which is still dominate). With Oakmont-like greens on Saturday and a pressure-filled Sunday, Day didn’t have his A-game on the weekend but still managed to keep the field at bay. We have all seen in the past year how an in-form Day can beat the game’s elite, but now we have also witnessed his capability of winning without his best stuff…still resulting in a 4-shot victory. Scary stuff.
Looking forward to Oakmont, Day is the favorite at the moment. His precision game is what our National Championship demands from tee to green. Day struggled on the insane, glassy greens at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday, but he adjusted towards the end of the round. It was just an unexpected condition for everyone that day. If Day brings his A-game to the next major, he will capture his second Major title.
Rory McIlroy | His Friday 64 was really fun to watch. Still looking for the consistency to give him a victory but this week’s 64 and last Sunday’s 66 at Quail Hollow seem to be pointing him in the right direction.
Jordan Spieth | Unfortunately Boy Wonder has been trending down these past few weeks with his best finish coming at the Baker’s Bay Best Ball. He returns home to the AT&T Byron Nelson this week looking to improve on his T-16th best finish, which came in 2010!
Justin | Rickie | 🙂 | What has the rest of the crew been up to? Well, Rickie and 🙂 MC’d while Justin shot a 65 on Sunday to finish T-3rd. That was an epic finish. Then the boys went to Oakmont to get in some practice rounds. How do we know? From our insider that’s always in the pockets of the players: SnapChat.
*Casamigo stand-in for Spieth: Bud Cauley