FedExCup points list entering second playoff event

By Golf Channel DigitalAugust 28, 2017, 12:39 pm

The FedExCup Playoffs enter Week 2 at the Dell Technologies Championship. Here is where things stand after The Northern Trust, where the original field of 125 has been reduced to 100.

RANK THIS WEEK RANK LAST WEEK PLAYER NAME POINTS PTS BEHIND LEAD
1 4 Dustin Johnson 4,466  
2 3 Jordan Spieth 3,871 595
3 2 Justin Thomas 3,044 1,422
4 1 Hideki Matsuyama 2,869 1,597
5 6 Jon Rahm 2,404 2,062
6 5 Rickie Fowler 1,996 2,470
7 7 Brooks Koepka 1,768 2,698
8 8 Daniel Berger 1,717 2,749
9 11 Charley Hoffman 1,694 2,772
10 29 Jhonattan Vegas 1,673 2,793
11 9 Kevin Kisner 1,634 2,832
12 18 Paul Casey 1,575 2,891
13 10 Brian Harman 1,557 2,909
14 12 Pat Perez 1,539 2,927
15 15 Matt Kuchar 1,509 2,957
16 25 Webb Simpson 1,413 3,053
17 30 Kevin Chappell 1,370 3,096
18 13 Adam Hadwin 1,347 3,119
19 17 Kyle Stanley 1,337 3,129
20 14 Marc Leishman 1,324 3,142
21 20 Jason Dufner 1,290 3,176
22 23 Henrik Stenson 1,275 3,191
23 19 Russell Henley 1,262 3,204
24 32 Justin Rose 1,244 3,222
25 16 Brendan Steele 1,226 3,240
26 35 Louis Oosthuizen 1,204 3,262
27 33 Xander Schauffele 1,184 3,282
28 21 Charles Howell III 1,120 3,346
29 49 Jason Day 1,111 3,355
30 22 Sergio Garcia 1,085 3,381
31 24 Billy Horschel 1,068 3,398
32 27 Wesley Bryan 1,068 3,398
33 38 Patrick Reed 1,060 3,406
34 26 Gary Woodland 1,052 3,414
35 28 Tony Finau 1,046 3,420
36 31 Francesco Molinari 1,010 3,456
37 34 Mackenzie Hughes 992 3,474
38 37 Hudson Swafford 965 3,501
39 36 Bill Haas 946 3,520
40 63 Chez Reavie 914 3,552
41 41 Si Woo Kim 883 3,583
42 39 Ollie Schniederjans 882 3,584
43 44 Rory McIlroy 881 3,585
44 40 Cameron Smith 847 3,619
45 57 Martin Laird 840 3,626
46 42 Zach Johnson 839 3,627
47 46 Keegan Bradley 838 3,628
48 43 Bryson DeChambeau 836 3,630
49 52 Charl Schwartzel 836 3,630
50 78 Patrick Cantlay 826 3,640
51 79 Robert Streb 826 3,640
52 50 Luke List 819 3,647
53 45 Sung Kang 798 3,668
54 47 Jamie Lovemark 787 3,679
55 65 Scott Brown 779 3,687
56 48 Ian Poulter 775 3,691
57 55 Lucas Glover 766 3,700
58 51 Phil Mickelson 757 3,709
59 54 Sean O'Hair 720 3,746
60 53 James Hahn 711 3,755
61 59 Ryan Moore 703 3,763
62 56 Danny Lee 697 3,769
63 75 Kevin Na 693 3,773
64 58 Kelly Kraft 684 3,782
65 60 Russell Knox 669 3,797
66 61 Anirban Lahiri 667 3,799
67 62 Bud Cauley 666 3,800
68 64 Brandt Snedeker 663 3,803
69 72 Kevin Tway 663 3,803
70 69 Grayson Murray 655 3,811
71 70 Rod Pampling 652 3,814
72 113 Bubba Watson 646 3,820
73 66 Adam Scott 642 3,824
74 67 Graham DeLaet 640 3,826
75 68 Patrick Rodgers 639 3,827
76 73 Chad Campbell 630 3,836
77 88 Emiliano Grillo 627 3,839
78 71 Chris Stroud 627 3,839
79 94 Jason Kokrak 623 3,843
80 74 Rafa Cabrera Bello 615 3,851
81 76 Stewart Cink 583 3,883
82 92 Whee Kim 583 3,883
83 80 Morgan Hoffmann 579 3,887
84 77 Jonas Blixt 578 3,888
85 86 C.T. Pan 559 3,907
86 81 Jim Herman 553 3,913
87 103 David Lingmerth 546 3,920
88 82 J.B. Holmes 543 3,923
89 98 Camilo Villegas 542 3,924
90 83 Kevin Streelman 541 3,925
91 123 Harold Varner III 539 3,927
92 84 Nick Taylor 532 3,934
93 91 J.J. Spaun 532 3,934
94 85 Scott Piercy 532 3,934
95 97 Chris Kirk 527 3,939
96 93 William McGirt 521 3,945
97 87 Patton Kizzire 519 3,947
98 89 Cody Gribble 514 3,952
99 90 Branden Grace 510 3,956
100 95 Michael Kim 483 3,983

Ogilvy urges distance rollback of ball

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 8:49 pm

Add Geoff Ogilvy to the chorus of voices calling for a distance rollback of the golf ball.

In an interview before the start of the Emirates Australian Open, Ogilvy said a "time-out" is needed for governing bodies to deal with the issue.

"It's complete nonsense," he said, according to an Australian website. "In my career, it’s gone from 300 yards was a massive hit to you’re a shorter hitter on tour now, legitimately short. It’s changed the way we play great golf courses and that is the crime. It isn’t that the ball goes 400, that’s neither here nor there. It’s the fact the ball going 400 doesn’t makes Augusta work properly, it functions completely wrong.’’


Full-field scores from the Emirates Australian Open


Ogilvy used an example from American baseball to help get his point across to an Australian audience.

“Major League Baseball in America, they use wooden bats, and everywhere else in baseball they use aluminium bats,’’ he said. “And when the major leaguers use aluminium bats they don’t even have to touch it and it completely destroys their stadiums. It’s just comedy.

“That’s kind of what’s happened to us at least with the drivers of these big hitters; We’ve completely outgrown the stadiums. So do you rebuild every stadium in the world? That’s expensive. Or make the ball go shorter? It seems relatively simple from that perspective.’’

Ogilvy, an Australian who won the 2006 U.S. Open, said he believes there will be a rollback, but admitted it would be a "challenge" for manufacturers to produce a ball that flies shorter for pros but does not lose distance when struck by recreational players.

The golf world celebrates Thanksgiving

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 23, 2017, 6:01 pm

Here's a look, through social media, at how the golf world celebrates Thanksgiving.

Lexi Thompson:

Baking time!!

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David Feherty:

Jack Nicklaus:

GC Tiger Tracker:

Steve Stricker:

Golf Channel:

Frank Nobilo:

Ian Poulter:

Tyrone Van Aswegen:

Happy Thanksgiving: Biggest turkeys of 2017

By Grill Room TeamNovember 23, 2017, 3:00 pm

Thanksgiving brings us golf's biggest turkeys of the year. Donald Trump, Grayson Murray and a certain (now-former) tournament director headline the list. Click here or on the image below to check out all the turkeys.

Tributes pour in for legendary caddie Sheridan

By Randall MellNovember 23, 2017, 2:54 pm

Tributes are pouring in as golf celebrates the life of Greg Sheridan after receiving news of his passing.

Sheridan, a long-time LPGA caddie who worked for some of the game’s all-time greats, including Kathy Whitworth and Beth Daniel, died Wednesday in Indian Rocks Beach, Fla., at 63. He was diagnosed in July 2016 with brain and lung cancer.

Sheridan worked the last dozen years or so with Natalie Gulbis, who expressed her grief in an Instagram post on Wednesday:

“Greg…I miss you so much already and it hasn’t even been a day. 15+ seasons traveling the world you carried me & my bag through the highs and lows of golf and life. You were so much more than my teammate on the course…Thank you.”

Sheridan was on Whitworth’s bag for the last of her LPGA-record 88 titles.

“When I first came on tour, I would try to find out how many times Greg won,” Gulbis told Golfweek. “It’s a crazy number, like 50.”

Matthew Galloway, a caddie and friend to Sheridan, summed up Sheridan’s impressive reach after caddying with him one year at the LPGA Founders Cup, where the game’s pioneers are honored.

“Best Greg story,” Galloway tweeted on Thanksgiving morning, “coming up 18 at PHX all the founders were in their chairs. Greg goes, `Yep, caddied for her, her and her.’ Legend.”

In a first-person column for Golf Magazine last year, Gulbis focused on Sheridan while writing about the special bond between players and caddies. She wrote that she won the “looper lottery” when she first hired Sheridan in ’04.

“Greg and I have traveled the world, and today he is like family,” Gulbis wrote. “Sometimes, he’s a psychologist. Last year, my mom got sick and it was a distraction, but he was great. When I used to have boyfriend issues and breakup issues, he was my confidant. In a world where caddies sometimes spill secrets, Greg has kept a respectful silence, and I can’t thank him enough for that. He’s an extension of me.”

Four months after Gulbis wrote the column, Sheridan was diagnosed with cancer.

“The LPGA family is saddened to hear of the loss of long-time tour caddie, Greg Sheridan,” the LPGA tweeted. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and players he walked with down the fairways. #RIP.”

Dean Herden was among the legion of caddies saddened by the news.

“Greg was a great guy who I respected a lot and taught me some great things over the years,” Herden texted to GolfChannel.com.

Here are some of heartfelt messages that are rolling across Twitter:

Retired LPGA great Annika Sorenstam:

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan in a retweet of Gulbis:

Golf Channel reporter and former tour player Jerry Foltz:

Christina Kim:

LPGA caddie Shaun Clews:

LPGA caddie Jonny Scott:

LPGA caddie Kevin Casas:

LPGA pro Jennie Lee: