Henrik Stenson’s victory at the British Open has shifted the focus to Garcia, perhaps more than any other player in the final major of the year, particularly in a season of first-time major champions.
Comparisons to last year are skewing how this year is being looked at by those watching Spieth. This week’s PGA Championship gives him another chance at a marquee victory.
Stenson kept hitting the best shots of his life, one after another, because there was no other way to beat Mickelson in a British Open duel that ranked among the best in golf.
No tears were necessary at Royal Troon, not after a round of 63 that was brilliant even by Lefty’s standards, and certainly not after building a three-shot lead over Patrick Reed and Martin Kaymer on an ideal day by the Irish Sea.
One month after his first PGA Tour victory at the Memorial, McGirt looked just as good two hours up the road at the Bridgestone Invitational. In his World Golf Championship debut, he opened with six birdies and finished with a 45-foot par for a 6-under 64 and a three-shot lead.
The win, coupled with the fact that the tournament, which is hosted by Tiger Woods, recognizes the military and their service to the country, made it a memorable moment for Hurley.
Hurley shot a four-under 67 on Saturday, which put him at 15 under and in the lead after the third round of the Quicken Loans National. The Leesburg, Virginia native is seeking his first PGA Tour win.
Singh, who was three under after the first round, shot a 66 on Friday to take the lead before the afternoon wave teed off. If Singh goes on to win the event, he will become the oldest PGA Tour winner at 53 years old.
The 36-year-old, who went to Woodson High School in Fairfax and played collegiately at Virginia, didn’t mind that his return to Congressional Country Club was temporarily put on hold. Well rested, Marino shot a four-under 67 and entered the weekend tied for 10th place.
Rahm, playing his first 18 holes as a professional on Thursday, shot a stellar 7-under par in his debut on the circuit at the Quicken Loans National.
Though Woods, who “misses playing,” has his own concerns, which include his ailing back. The 40-year-old still is not ready to play in a competitive event.
Fowler hasn’t played into the weekend in any of his last three PGA Tour events, and as the top-ranked player at the Quicken Loans National in Bethesda, he hopes to have shaken his struggles.