Fowler won his fourth event in the last nine months on Sunday when he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and could push to join Jordan Spieth, Jason Day and Rory McIlroy as the new wave atop the sport.
Spieth has played in South Korea, China, Australia, the Bahamas and in Abu Dhabi this week and will play one more event, next week in Singapore, before returning to the United States.
Spieth won the Tournament of Champions on Sunday, dominating a field of last season’s winners with an eight-shot victory that put him in the record books.
Unable to stop himself, LeBron James launched his 250-pound body into the air, crashing hard into the lap of a courtside spectator unable to get out of his way.
Spieth wrapped up last year amid questions about his ability to close out tournaments, but as he prepares to defend his title in the Hero Golf Challenge, it’s clear from his record-setting year that’s no longer true.
Woods is the tournament host at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas this week, and he acknowledged that he doesn’t know when he’ll be able to play again after having two operations on his back this fall.
Woods underwent another surgery on his back in September, and after undergoing a similar procedure last year, he recognizes that the recovery will not be as simple as he’d like.
Kim was a fearless, brash 22-year-old when he won his first PGA Tour event in 2008, but injuries derailed his career in 2012 and he hasn’t been able to return to the sport in the past three years.
A year ago, McIlroy was clearly the top player in golf, with many wondering how long his reign would last. Strong seasons from Jordan Spieth and Jason Day, and an injury, quickly knocked him from that perch.
Spieth will celebrate a season that was remarkable in so many ways, but the modified PGA Tour schedule means he won’t have long to savor his unprecedented success.
Spieth shot a 1-under-par 69 in the final round of the Tour Championship on Sunday, making him the youngest winner of the FedEx Cup playoff and the first golfer to win $22 million in a single season.
Spieth battled a rainy Saturday afternoon at East Lake Golf Club to shoot a 2-under-par 68 and take a one-shot lead on Henrik Stenson, leaving him one final round on Sunday to win the PGA Tour championship.