Category Archives: FedEx Cup

Sep
5
2016

Rory McIlroy played nearly flawless golf in blustery conditions on Monday in the final round of the Deutsche Bank Championship, posting a five-under 65, 15-under total. McIlroy trailed 54-hole leader Paul Casey by six shots at the start of the day and ended up winning by two strokes after Casey closed with a three-over 73.

Continue Reading

Sep
27
2015

Jordan Spieth capped an unforgettable season with a four-shot victory at the Tour Championship to fittingly secure the FedEx Cup title. At the rain-soaked East Lake GC, Spieth posted an one-under 69 in the final round to card a tournament total of nine-under.

It was always meant to end this way — with Spieth reclaiming the world no. 1 ranking and winning the FedEx Cup. After all, it was his year/season; he played the best with the most consistency. Jason Day momentarily took over Spieth’s spotlight with his impressive victory at the PGA Championship, along with wins at two of the four playoff events, The Barclays and the BMW Championship, not to mention reaching no. 1 for the first time in his career.

Continue Reading

Sep
23
2015
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Jason Day is one of the media’s favorites in the interview room. He doesn’t mince words and at least one in three of his press conferences are what I consider¬†epic. Day, who reached the world no. 1 ranking after capturing his fifth title of the year and fourth in his last six starts at last week’s BMW Championship, was in top form in his pre-Tour Championship meeting with the media on Wednesday at East Lake.

Continue Reading

Sep
20
2015

In 2007 a 19-year-old Jason Day turned professional and made the bold pronouncement that he was working on taking the world no. 1 ranking from Tiger Woods. The response was mostly critical. How dare this no-name kid, who had done nothing to prove himself, utter such a brazen declaration? Day went on to have seven solid seasons on tour, which included seven runner-up finishes, including three at majors, but until taking home five trophies this year, he only had two titles.

Perhaps it didn’t happen as soon as he might have thought, but after capturing his fourth victory in his last six starts with relative ease at the BMW Championship on Sunday, Day has now reached no. 1 in the world.

Continue Reading

Sep
3
2015

Golf’s new big three has arrived: Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day. We’ve been awaiting the official changing of the guard in pro golf for some time now, especially with the aging and ailing Tiger Woods, and the idea of those three young men — all more polite, likable and humble than the other — competing against each other and vying for major titles for the next 15 years or so is quite exciting. I mean, I’m just giddy typing those words.

But, which player is the best on the planet? Well, the ever-changing no. 1 player in the Official World Golf Rankings says it is McIlroy, who returned to the top position — despite skipping The Barclays — two weeks after Spieth supplanted him with his runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.

Continue Reading

Aug
27
2015

Despite skipping this week’s Barclays, the first of four legs of the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Playoffs, Rory McIlroy can return to the top of the world rankings. Which seems completely bizarre (actually, not really given the system) since McIlroy isn’t teeing it up competitively this week, but that’s the way the OWGR math works out, according to Golf Channel.

Continue Reading

Aug
27
2015
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

@jordanspieth knows what time of the year it is. #FedExCup

A video posted by PGA TOUR (@pgatour) on

… And, oh yeah, he was 8 when it happened. But don’t mind that minor detail.

Jordan Spieth, golf’s Golden Child, is pretty much good at everything in life. In fact, he wins at it.

Continue Reading

Aug
22
2014
By Stephanie Wei under FedEx Cup

Ernie Els hasn’t had the best season of his career — not by a long shot, but he feels like his game is finally taking a turn for the better. He’s been enduring some growing pains following a couple of changes. There’s been the equipment switch from Callaway to Adams. He’s back to using the short putter after a couple-year dalliance with the belly putter. He’s also been enduring a nagging injury to his back and ribs due to the wear of tear of too much practicing and playing.

Continue Reading