The FedEx Cup playoffs create turmoil, and players who have had mediocre/bad seasons can turn it around with wins and high finishes. For example, the 2,500 points awarded to the winner at the Barclays would most likely bump no. 125, Robert Allenby, into the top-5 of the FedEx Cup standings.
Rickie Fowler is fast approaching elite status in the game of golf. He joined Tiger and Jack as the only players in the modern era to finish in the top-5 of all four majors in a season, and now, it’s time for Rickie to get his name on the FedEx Cup.
The #ALSIceBucketChallenge is kicking into high gear with athletes, presidents, and billionaires participating in what has become the feel good story of the summer. At the Barclays, Team USA accepted the challenge from Captain Watson, and challenged Team Europe along with two of their teammates who were absent (Lefty and Kuch).
Rory McIlroy’s great play is garnering a lot of attention, but the interest factor is multiplied when Tiger Woods is around. That is exactly why their appearance on The Tonight Show was a hit, and why their Ice Bucket Challenge video was awesome too.
At this point, who *hasn’t* done the Ice Bucket Challenge?? (Oh, wait, me.) The stunt that benefits charity (ALS) has spread like wildfire on social media channels. Somehow, Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods hadn’t been nominated yet…until yesterday. And they did it in style.
In between promoting the launch of the new Nike irons via an appearance at Liberty National, just outside NYC, and appearing on The Tonight Show, it looked like host Jimmy Fallon had quite a few laughs with Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy on Monday.
Camilo Villegas wowed at Sedgefield on Sunday, firing a final round seven-under 63 to capture the Wyndham Championship, his first title in nearly 4 1/2 years (2010 Honda Classic). Villegas posted a total of 17-under for the tournament to edge out Bill Haas and Freddie Jacobson by a mere stroke.
Amid the media storm surrounding Tiger Woods over the last month, the 14-time major champ correctly decided on Wednesday to take the next three-and-a-half months off to rehabilitate his injured back. He will miss the Ryder Cup, and will return to competition at his World Challenge event in Florida, December 4-7.