Eastward ho we go as the PGA Tour heads to Massachusetts for the Dell Technologies Championship. Only the top 100 players are eligible for this week’s event as we continue to work toward a FedEx Cup champion. With winning scores typically at fifteen under par or better, birdies are going to be in abundance at TPC Boston this weekend.
Too Much Thomas
Last year’s Dell Technologies Championship saw the player of the year Justin Thomas emerge victorious for the 5th time. Marc Leishman and Jordan Spieth made early charges on the front but were unable to sustain the momentum over the final nine. Thomas finished the week with just two bogies and cemented his place at the top of the FedEx Cup standings.
TPC Whatever You Guys Say
This week’s host venue is Tour staple TPC Boston. Located outside of Providence, RI, this layout is one of the more interesting in the TPC stable. It has undergone a series of updates over the last decade under the watchful eyes of Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner. Most of the changes have been welcomed, but the most recent was met with a ton of (misunderstood) player criticism. In reaction to the complaints, the Tour promptly updated the 12th hole to be more to their liking. Andy broke down what changes were made and why the players were misguided in their complaints of the hole. Read his article HERE.
Ryder Cup - While the FedEx Cup is technically the most important thing in golf right now, the Ryder Cup is what everyone is looking forward to. Only two events remain before the first three captain’s picks will be made. Tiger, Phil, and Bryson seem to have those picks locked up so if anyone wants to impress Captain Furyk, they need to get started now.
Rickie Fowler - The Rictator has been suffering from an oblique injury for the past few weeks and will be the only player in the top 100 not teeing it up this week. He has started to hit balls again but will still have recovery to do so he can be ready for Paris.
Rors - After skipping last week’s event, Rory McIlroy returns to action at TPC Boston. He has top 10s at The Open and the Bridgestone Invitational but struggled at the PGA Championship. McIlroy has been unable to close out events this year and has shown weakness with his wedges. It will be interesting to see what form he is in this week.
Fortune Telling - Three of the last five winners of the Dell Technologies have gone on to win the FedEx Cup. Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy are the most recent winners, and both captured the title at East Lake.
It’s crunch time for most one and done leagues. Here’s who Paulie likes at TPC Boston for DraftKings and one and done. Read his article HERE.
The second leg of the Web.com Tour Finals is at Canterbury Golf Club outside of Cleveland this week. This classic design is one of the best you’ll find in Ohio. The layout features many stellar holes as it winds through the undulating topography of the property. Jack Nicklaus, Walter Hagen, Mark O’Meara, William Campbell and Ralph Guldahl have all won major events around Canterbury.
Four players have already punched their ticket to the PGA Tour after last week’s event in Columbus, but there are still 21 up for grabs. Plenty of well-known names like Curtis Luck, Dylan Meyer, Maverick McNealy, and Max Homa are all in the hunt for one of those coveted spots.
ICYMI: The PGA Tour is contemplating a change to the structure of the Tour Championship. Read the full story on how players will #StartUnderPar
The LPGA Tour is in Portland as they wind down their season. Tee Times
School is back in session, and the best players in the country will start playing their first events this weekend. Defending champions Oklahoma State lead the field at Pebble Beach for the Carmel Cup. Look for coverage throughout the season on the site.