Malort, Chicago Dogs, and Italian Beef Sandwiches - Targets for the 2nd Leg of the FedEx Cup at Medinah CC

“You know our love was meant to be
The kind of love to last forever
And I want you here with me
From tonight until the end of time
You should know
Everywhere I go
Always on my mind
In my heart
In my soul
Baby
You’re the meaning in my life
You’re the inspiration
You bring feeling to my life
You’re the inspiration
Want to have you near me
I want to have you hear me saying
“No one needs you more than I need you”

- “You’re the Inspiration” by Chicago

And we’re off to the Windy City, Medinah C.C. to be exact, for the 2nd leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. This week was highlighted by a spirited performance by Patrick Reed, who was able to hold of strong play by the always-in-contention Spaniard Jon Rahm, Harold Varner III, and Aussie Adam Scott. A surprise final-round of 6-under by Jordan Spieth kept his FEC hopes alive and well, and in the spirit of making this blog a bit more concise, we’ll keep the synopsis brief to discuss who’s left and what to think through for the week ahead.

Since this will most likely be my only opportunity to talk about Chicago, i’ll keep it simple with some edible-words-of-wisdom. Some DO’s and DONT’s if traveling to Chicago this week.

DO –

- Get an Italian Beef Sandwich somewhere, preferably Portillo’s. They’re a chain, the food is not good for you, but tastes fantastic. It’s a hot-dog/fast food chain and worth checking out

- Get a Chicago-Dog with all the fixings. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just ask

- Get a Pizza from Lou Malnati’s or Giordano’s. Or both. The Pizza Pie answer to Geno & Pat’s in Philly

- Get a shot of Malort for you and your friends. Try not to vomit.

- White Castle.

- Morton’s was founded in Chicago but there are inherently better Steakhouses. Gibson’s or Bavette’s are both carnivorous staples, expensive as hell, and worth every penny.

DON’T –

- Drink Malort – I know this was mentioned above but it deserves to be mentioned in both sections. You’ll understand why when you try it.

- Die. – Bars are open til 4. Pace yourself.

Onto the important stuff…

When: August 15th – August 18th, 2019

Where: Chicago, Illinois

Course: Medinah C.C. (No. 3) | A Par 72 playing at 7650 yards

Last Year’s Winner: Keegan Bradley def. Justin Rose in Playoff (both players finished at -20)

Last Year’s Cut: N/C – All Players Play 4 Rounds, Top-30 Advance to Final at East Lake

Course Architect – Tom Bendelow, with a re-design by Rees Jones in 1930

Greens – Bentgrass

Key Skills: Strong T2G Play, SG: Approach, Bentgrass Putting, Long Course Specialists, Par 5 Scoring, Bogey Avoidance

Key Metrics: Performance on Bentgrass Greens, Performance in Strong Fields, Performance in the FedExCup Playoffs, Performance in No-Cut Events

Additional Metrics – Performance on Tillinghast-Designed Courses,

72-HOLE RECORD: 261, Marc Leishman (2017).

18-HOLE RECORD: 59, Jim Furyk (2nd round, 2013).

Tiger has been hurt, but won the PGA Championship at Medinah TWICE, both in 1999 and 2006. Clearly his current form is somewhat prohibitive but he’s hopeful he can play this week. Only the top-30 make the final in East Lake, so it’s going to be super fun to see who can make it through to the Finals. Note that this is the first time back to Medinah C.C. for a lot of these players since the 2012 Ryder Cup. Another thing to note – this is a No-Cut Events, where all the men will play all four days, barring an injury or a disqualification, so that takes a lot of pressure off guys forcing themselves to shoot a number come Friday afternoon. However, only the top-30 move on to ELGC so perhaps some of that mitigating pressure is intensified.

So, Who is Left?

Here is a list of the remaining FEC competitors based on their current OWGR.

Rank PLAYER NAME FedExCup Points

1 1 1 Brooks Koepka 2887.249
3 1 2 Rory McIlroy 2314.784
4 1 3 Matt Kuchar 2312.94
7 3 4 Xander Schauffele 1858.138
9 4 5 Gary Woodland 1795.343
6 — 6 Patrick Cantlay 1729.799
10 3 7 Dustin Johnson 1686.018
13 5 8 Paul Casey 1628.569
11 2 9 Webb Simpson 1619.433
5 5 10 Jon Rahm 1446.797
12 1 11 Justin Rose 1422.664
16 4 12 Marc Leishman 1415.270
17 4 13 Rickie Fowler 1391.05
18 4 14 Chez Reavie 1308.506
23 8 15 Charles Howell III 1279.397
19 3 16 Tony Finau 1278.695
15 2 17 Justin Thomas 1247.428
20 2 18 Bryson DeChambeau 1202.724
24 5 19 Tommy Fleetwood 1193.187
25 5 20 Shane Lowry 1137.451
14 7 21 Adam Scott 1124.317
21 1 22 Kevin Kisner 1097.992
26 3 23 Sungjae Im 1097.033
31 7 24 Ryan Palmer 1087.589
34 9 25 Francesco Molinari 1053.62
35 9 26 Scott Piercy 1024.757
36 9 27 J.T. Poston 1033.829
38 10 28 Tiger Woods 1002.502
42 13 29 Sung Kang 985.863
33 3 30 Hideki Matsuyama 968.939
27 4 31 Corey Conners 962.135
41 9 32 Lucas Glover 946.825
22 11 33 Brandt Snedeker 934.102
46 12 34 Phil Mickelson 902.617
37 2 35 C.T. Pan 899.817
45 9 36 Rory Sabbatini 895.159
47 10 37 Keith Mitchell 883.732
30 8 38 Andrew Putnam 872.794
48 9 39 Jim Furyk 865.188
50 10 40 Jason Day 864.814
40 1 41 Kevin Tway 863.449
32 10 42 Jason Kokrak 854.417
54 11 43 Nate Lashley 836.427
39 5 44 Billy Horschel 835.336
53 8 45 Si Woo Kim 832.027
51 5 46 Adam Hadwin 817.891
52 5 47 J.B. Holmes 815.412
55 7 48 Kevin Na 814.634
57 8 49 Collin Morikawa 779.933
2 48 50 Patrick Reed 773.885
28 23 51 Louis Oosthuizen 754.404
56 4 52 Max Homa 742.15
60 7 53 Dylan Frittelli 735.23
64 10 54 Graeme McDowell 729.287
65 10 55 Adam Long 718.521
63 7 56 Joel Dahmen 716.15
61 4 57 Byeong Hun An 710.2
66 8 58 Keegan Bradley 700.005
67 8 59 Rafa Cabrera Bello 695.568
43 17 60 Ian Poulter 690.197
49 12 61 Ryan Moore 690.159
69 7 62 Emiliano Grillo 672.76
62 1 63 Vaughn Taylor 640.783
58 6 64 Cameron Champ 639.38
72 7 65 Sergio Garcia 636.534
73 7 66 Danny Lee 625.055
8 59 67 Abraham Ancer 622.259
75 7 68 Kevin Streelman 608.63
44 25 69 Jordan Spieth 604.731
74 4 70 Matthew Wolff 601.733

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Long Course Specialists
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Top 25 Performers on Long Courses (since 2014)

Dustin Johnson (3.137 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.911 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.778 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.692 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.672 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.615 strokes gained:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.611 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.549 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.533 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.493 strokes gained:total)
Tiger Woods (2.465 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Cantlay (2.428 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.425 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.403 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.378 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.334 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (2.17 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.168 strokes gained:total)
Sungjae Im (2.136 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.092 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (2.072 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (2.059 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.054 strokes gained:total)
Zach Johnson (2.029 strokes gained:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.002 strokes gained:total)

Long Course Specialists
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Top 25 Long Course Specialists
(Long Course vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Jonathan Randolph (0.68 sg:long vs. -0.059 sg:total)
Corey Conners (1.606 sg:long vs. 0.956 sg:total)
Max Homa (0.781 sg:long vs. 0.149 sg:total)
Jonas Blixt (1.29 sg:long vs. 0.681 sg:total)
D.J. Trahan (0.848 sg:long vs. 0.295 sg:total)
Carlos Ortiz (1.26 sg:long vs. 0.717 sg:total)
Aaron Baddeley (1.584 sg:long vs. 1.042 sg:total)
Talor Gooch (1.586 sg:long vs. 1.082 sg:total)
Vaughn Taylor (1.592 sg:long vs. 1.147 sg:total)
Jason Kokrak (1.903 sg:long vs. 1.466 sg:total)
Martin Flores (1.05 sg:long vs. 0.616 sg:total)
Keith Mitchell (1.743 sg:long vs. 1.324 sg:total)
Sung Kang (1.421 sg:long vs. 1.01 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.737 sg:long vs. 1.351 sg:total)
Nicholas Lindheim (0.543 sg:long vs. 0.203 sg:total)
Roger Sloan (0.658 sg:long vs. 0.323 sg:total)
Sean O’Hair (1.247 sg:long vs. 0.919 sg:total)
Adam Schenk (1.321 sg:long vs. 1.016 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.627 sg:long vs. 1.325 sg:total)
Sam Burns (1.345 sg:long vs. 1.058 sg:total)
Matt Jones (1.288 sg:long vs. 1.013 sg:total)
Shawn Stefani (1.105 sg:long vs. 0.844 sg:total)
Charl Schwartzel (1.62 sg:long vs. 1.365 sg:total)
Nick Watney (1.383 sg:long vs. 1.133 sg:total)
Ryan Blaum (1.038 sg:long vs. 0.791 sg:total)

Top 25 Performers on Par 72 Courses (since 2014)
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Rory McIlroy (3.127 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (3.028 strokes gained:total)
Dustin Johnson (2.851 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.699 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.691 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.635 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.561 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.513 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.489 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.427 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.395 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.378 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.316 strokes gained:total)
Marc Leishman (2.295 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (2.228 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.207 strokes gained:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.191 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Cantlay (2.175 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.17 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (2.046 strokes gained:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.002 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.986 strokes gained:total)
Louis Oosthuizen (1.981 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (1.969 strokes gained:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.937 strokes gained:total)

Par-72 Specialists
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Top 25 Par 72 Specialists
(Par 72 vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Smylie Kaufman (0.404 sg:par72 vs. -0.389 sg:total)
Hiroshi Iwata (0.573 sg:par72 vs. -0.186 sg:total)
Tom Lovelady (1.187 sg:par72 vs. 0.529 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.937 sg:par72 vs. 1.279 sg:total)
Andrew Loupe (0.07 sg:par72 vs. -0.561 sg:total)
Ryan Ruffels (0.23 sg:par72 vs. -0.4 sg:total)
Erik Compton (0.927 sg:par72 vs. 0.366 sg:total)
Martin Piller (0.527 sg:par72 vs. -0.02 sg:total)
Cody Gribble (0.536 sg:par72 vs. -0.008 sg:total)
Andrew Landry (1.23 sg:par72 vs. 0.687 sg:total)
Xinjun Zhang (0.804 sg:par72 vs. 0.296 sg:total)
Stephen Gallacher (0.688 sg:par72 vs. 0.181 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (1.738 sg:par72 vs. 1.263 sg:total)
Talor Gooch (1.487 sg:par72 vs. 1.025 sg:total)
Nate Lashley (1.7 sg:par72 vs. 1.244 sg:total)
Brandon Hagy (1.056 sg:par72 vs. 0.644 sg:total)
Andrew Putnam (1.502 sg:par72 vs. 1.097 sg:total)
Roger Sloan (0.425 sg:par72 vs. 0.047 sg:total)
Byeong Hun An (1.88 sg:par72 vs. 1.548 sg:total)
Jonathan Randolph (0.278 sg:par72 vs. -0.05 sg:total)
Brendan Steele (1.685 sg:par72 vs. 1.365 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (2.295 sg:par72 vs. 1.998 sg:total)
Andres Gonzales (0.63 sg:par72 vs. 0.335 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (1.932 sg:par72 vs. 1.638 sg:total)
Jamie Donaldson (1.468 sg:par72 vs. 1.182 sg:total)

Performance on Bentgrass Greens
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Top 25 Performers on Bent/Poa Greens (since 2014)

Dustin Johnson (3.141 strokes gained:total)
Justin Rose (2.863 strokes gained:total)
Rory McIlroy (2.846 strokes gained:total)
Jason Day (2.815 strokes gained:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.639 strokes gained:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.605 strokes gained:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.558 strokes gained:total)
Jon Rahm (2.555 strokes gained:total)
Justin Thomas (2.516 strokes gained:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.504 strokes gained:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.476 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Cantlay (2.424 strokes gained:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.388 strokes gained:total)
Paul Casey (2.378 strokes gained:total)
Tony Finau (2.373 strokes gained:total)
Tiger Woods (2.232 strokes gained:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.23 strokes gained:total)
Adam Scott (2.141 strokes gained:total)
Patrick Reed (2.116 strokes gained:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.101 strokes gained:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.089 strokes gained:total)
Francesco Molinari (2.085 strokes gained:total)
Bubba Watson (2.061 strokes gained:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (2.049 strokes gained:total)
Xander Schauffele (1.994 strokes gained:total)

Top 25 Bentgrass Specialists
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Top 25 Bent/Poa Specialists
(Bent/Poa Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Curtis Luck (1.048 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.279 sg:total)
Tom Lovelady (1.131 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.378 sg:total)
Stephan Jaeger (0.718 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.237 sg:total)
Hao Tong Li (1.136 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.672 sg:total)
Robert Streb (1.099 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.705 sg:total)
Peter Uihlein (1.339 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.958 sg:total)
Alex Prugh (0.685 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.324 sg:total)
Sam Ryder (1.431 sg:bent/poa vs. 1.073 sg:total)
Scott Stallings (1.187 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.843 sg:total)
Whee Kim (0.731 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.39 sg:total)
Brooks Koepka (2.639 sg:bent/poa vs. 2.302 sg:total)
Thorbjorn Olesen (1.718 sg:bent/poa vs. 1.384 sg:total)
Derek Fathauer (0.464 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.13 sg:total)
Bronson Burgoon (1.11 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.784 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.101 sg:bent/poa vs. 1.778 sg:total)
Tony Finau (2.373 sg:bent/poa vs. 2.07 sg:total)
Mackenzie Hughes (1.145 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.844 sg:total)
Danny Willett (0.839 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.539 sg:total)
Joaquin Niemann (1.592 sg:bent/poa vs. 1.302 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1.438 sg:bent/poa vs. 1.147 sg:total)
Chris Stroud (0.934 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.651 sg:total)
Wes Roach (0.36 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.078 sg:total)
Kevin Tway (1.365 sg:bent/poa vs. 1.084 sg:total)
Ben Silverman (0.744 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.464 sg:total)
John Senden (0.872 sg:bent/poa vs. 0.619 sg:total)

Performance on Tillinghast-Designed Courses

So while Tillinghast did not specifically design Medinah C.C. #3, he did assist Rees Jones with the redesign in 1930. A.W. Tillinghast designed his first course in 1907 and continued to design for the next 20 years. His most notable courses are Bethpage Black, Winged Foot, Baltrusrol, and Ridgewood. All used as venues from time-to-time on the PGA TOUR.
Some of his notable features were picked up from early Scottish golf design and many are widely used in modern design. They include cross-bunkers dissecting fairways, blind tee shots/blind approaches, and ramped approaches onto greens that allow for approach shots to roll in or attacked aerially. (futureoffantasy.com)

Top 25 Performers on Tillinghast Courses (since 2005)
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Jason Day (3.208 sg:total)
Adam Scott (2.578 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.403 sg:total)
Ryan Palmer (2.378 sg:total)
Phil Mickelson (2.368 sg:total)
Nick Watney (2.338 sg:total)
Sean O’Hair (2.114 sg:total)
John Senden (2.094 sg:total)
Dustin Johnson (1.996 sg:total)
Kevin Na (1.929 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (1.922 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (1.905 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (1.896 sg:total)
Tiger Woods (1.877 sg:total)
Hunter Mahan (1.784 sg:total)
Steve Stricker (1.722 sg:total)
Paul Casey (1.679 sg:total)
Charley Hoffman (1.674 sg:total)
Kevin Streelman (1.575 sg:total)
Zach Johnson (1.571 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (1.567 sg:total)
Jimmy Walker (1.494 sg:total)
Jim Furyk (1.449 sg:total)
Ian Poulter (1.41 sg:total)
Stuart Appleby (1.383 sg:total)

Due to the severe length of the course, accuracy and bogey-avoidance are going to be very important this week. Many of the approach shots will range from approximately 175-200 yards, and here are the golfers who excel in approaches from the fairway from that distance.

Top 15 Most Accurate Approachers from 175-200 Yards
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APPROACHES FROM 175-200 YARDS
Y-T-D-statistics through: THE NORTHERN TRUST, Aug 11, 2019
LW TW

1 5 Charley Hoffman
2 4 Marc Leishman
3 T6 Patrick Cantlay
4 1 Brooks Koepka
T5 3 Jason Kokrak
T5 2 Rory McIlroy
7 T6 Corey Conners
T8 T16 Justin Rose
T8 9 Adam Svensson
T10 T16 Byeong Hun An
T10 T11 Tyler Duncan
T10 T11 Tom Hoge
T10 T20 Xander Schauffele
14 T18 Russell Knox
15 T13 Alex Cejka
T16 T18 Rickie Fowler
T16 10 Talor Gooch

Performance in No-Cut Events
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Top 25 Performers in No-Cut Events (since 2014)

Dustin Johnson (3.253 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (3.178 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (2.915 sg:total)
Jon Rahm (2.717 sg:total)
Jason Day (2.624 sg:total)
Paul Casey (2.587 sg:total)
Justin Rose (2.527 sg:total)
Rickie Fowler (2.516 sg:total)
Tommy Fleetwood (2.48 sg:total)
Henrik Stenson (2.468 sg:total)
Jordan Spieth (2.442 sg:total)
Hideki Matsuyama (2.418 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.416 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.384 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (2.173 sg:total)
Tony Finau (2.151 sg:total)
Webb Simpson (2.129 sg:total)
Matt Kuchar (2.128 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.049 sg:total)
Marc Leishman (2.026 sg:total)
Adam Scott (2.02 sg:total)
Rafa Cabrera Bello (2.007 sg:total)
Francesco Molinari (1.991 sg:total)
Ross Fisher (1.99 sg:total)
Daniel Berger (1.967 sg:total)

Top 25 No-Cut Specialists
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Top 25 No-Cut Specialists
(No-Cut Event Performance vs. Expected Strokes Gained)

Brendon Todd (1.15 sg:no-cut vs. -0.087 sg:total)
Ross Fisher (1.99 sg:no-cut vs. 1.23 sg:total)
Harris English (1.762 sg:no-cut vs. 1.07 sg:total)
Cameron Smith (1.811 sg:no-cut vs. 1.196 sg:total)
Keegan Bradley (2.173 sg:no-cut vs. 1.63 sg:total)
Justin Thomas (2.915 sg:no-cut vs. 2.413 sg:total)
Anirban Lahiri (1.467 sg:no-cut vs. 0.974 sg:total)
Tyrrell Hatton (2.416 sg:no-cut vs. 1.941 sg:total)
Bernd Wiesberger (1.735 sg:no-cut vs. 1.277 sg:total)
Kyle Stanley (1.862 sg:no-cut vs. 1.422 sg:total)
Matthew Fitzpatrick (1.721 sg:no-cut vs. 1.362 sg:total)
Rory McIlroy (3.178 sg:no-cut vs. 2.825 sg:total)
Scott Piercy (1.35 sg:no-cut vs. 1.013 sg:total)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1.365 sg:no-cut vs. 1.065 sg:total)
Sergio Garcia (2.384 sg:no-cut vs. 2.09 sg:total)
Bubba Watson (2.049 sg:no-cut vs. 1.787 sg:total)
Matt Jones (1.116 sg:no-cut vs. 0.855 sg:total)
Lee Westwood (1.525 sg:no-cut vs. 1.274 sg:total)
Jon Rahm (2.717 sg:no-cut vs. 2.474 sg:total)
Paul Casey (2.587 sg:no-cut vs. 2.35 sg:total)
Thomas Pieters (1.745 sg:no-cut vs. 1.509 sg:total)
Joost Luiten (1.346 sg:no-cut vs. 1.14 sg:total)
Thongchai Jaidee (0.706 sg:no-cut vs. 0.501 sg:total)
Xander Schauffele (1.801 sg:no-cut vs. 1.596 sg:total)
Fabian Gomez (0.779 sg:no-cut vs. 0.588 sg:total)

Love and Hate
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LOVE

Keegan Bradley – Keegan is an interesting pick this week for a myriad of reasons, notably that he is the defending champion here at the BMW (last years rendition was played at Aronomink GC outside of Philadelphia). Keegan has a strong history here at Medinah, where he (along with DJ, Jason Dufner, Zach Johnson, and Phil) were the only Americans to card 3 points in the Ryder Cup in 2012. He also likes playing when the pressure is off (2.173 SG in N-C Events), as well as when the courses are long (1.932 sg:par72 vs. 1.638 sg:total). He’s also teetering right on the line of being able to advance to the FEC Finale, and needs a good week to ensure a spot at East Lake.

Brooks Koepka – Brooks showed up a bit earlier this week, yet it seemed to have a negative effect on his game. Maybe he does play better just rolling out of bed and showing up at the course. He had a fairly-uneventful weekend outside of the uncharacteristic triple-bogey on the 9th hole, leaving him at -6 for the tourney. Brooks, like Phil, hits bombs, loves Bentgrass, and top-8 in SG: Approach from 175+, Long Courses, and Par 72’s. He’s also top-10 in Bogey Avoidance on Tour, and 3rd in Birdie-to-Bogey ratio. As the statistical-leader in FEC points, it’s probably time for him to turn up the gears to chase that extra 10-million dollar bonus

Adam Scott – The formerly-sponsored-by-Burberry Aussie rounds out my Top 3 for the week. Adam had a great week in New Jersey, carding a -13 with all-four rounds 69-or-lower. Scott loves Tillinghast-designs, likely because they remind him of what he’s used to down under, and he rates top-15 in most of the metrics used this week. Sitting right around the mid-20’s in FEC Points, he needs a weekend similar to this past weekend to keep his season alive.

Hate
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Rather than get into why I don’t like the following golfers this week, it’s just going to be difficult when you’re statistically that far behind, that you’d need a Top-10 to keep your season going, here are some names to avoid this week, and wish the best of luck in the offseason.

- Sergio Garcia – Tiger Woods – Kevin Na – Si Woo Kim – Matt Every

Best of Luck Everyone, and may the Golf Gods forever be on your side!

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  • johnnyjakes

    DK FGC Lineup

    Scott, Rahm, Palmer, Conners, Thomas, and Bradley

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