Monday, September 10

Rory McIlroy Show Heads to East Lake

RORY MCILROY MADE IT TWO IN A ROW on Sunday, snatching the BMW Championship at Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana, the third leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs.

McIlroy’s final-round 67 secured his fourth win of the season, all of them coming on the PGA Tour. It was another come-from-behind victory as the PGA champion overtook 54-hole leaders Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh. In fact, Rory beat several of the biggest names in golf that had risen to the first page of the leaderboard heading into the final round. Besides Mickelson and Singh, other legit contenders were Lee Westwood, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Adam Scott, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk and Ian Poulter.

It looked like anyone could win on Saturday night. But in the end maybe it could only have been McIlroy, who, unfazed by any one name or names on the leaderboard, has come into his own late in the 2012 season and is clearly better than everyone else.

“I’m just on a great run at the moment and trying to keep it going,” Rory said.

Now the points reset as the top 30 FedEx Cup players travel to East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta for the Tour Championship beginning September 20. However, any of the top five players (McIlroy, Woods, Nick Watney, Mickelson and Brandt Snedeker) can automatically win the FedEx Cup with a victory in Atlanta.

Playoff Standings / Tour Championship Field

1. Rory McIlroy, 7,299
2. Tiger Woods, 4,067
3. Nick Watney, 3,586
4. Phil Mickelson, 3,420
5. Brandt Snedeker, 3,357
6. Louis Oosthuizen, 3,167
7. Dustin Johnson, 3,097
8. Lee Westwood, 2,726
9. Zach Johnson, 2,576
10. Jason Dufner, 2,575
11. Bubba Watson, 2,377
12. Sergio Garcia, 2,043
13. Steve Stricker, 2,028
14. Keegan Bradley, 2,007
15. Luke Donald, 2,005
16. Matt Kuchar, 2,002
17. Carl Pettersson, 1,976
18. Jim Furyk, 1,966
19. Bo Van Pelt, 1,950
20. Robert Garrigus, 1,945
21. Adam Scott, 1,923
22. Ernie Els, 1,922
23. Hunter Mahan, 1,899
24. Justin Rose, 1,791
25. Webb Simpson, 1,782
26. John Huh, 1,640
27. Rickie Fowler, 1,600
28. Ryan Moore, 1,568
29. John Senden, 1,512
30. Scott Piercy, 1,499


Anonymous said...

Rory is by far the best player on the tour at this time......

Tiger couldn't putt to save his pointed in relation to his performance at the Deutsche Bank,Tiger keeps reading break lines where there are no break lines...

This week he corrected his putts being woefully short of the cup,but still seem unable to read putts....Look,I know some will think i am wrong but go take a look at all his miss putts,almost all were 1/4 inch outside the cup with no deviation,meaning no breaks that Tiger keeps seeing.

HOWEVER,Tiger is starting to play like his old bad self folks & yesterday for the 1st time in how many yrs you could see Tiger seeming please with his game.I think he knows now that he can compete again......and that's danger to the the rest of the field.

There was a good chance he could have won yesterday but for his poor putting performance, particularly on the par 5's.

Golfzoo said...

I agree with what Mr. Anonymous said above. But we don't know what else will happen. Maybe Tiger is up to something.