Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll examine which players’ stocks and trends are rising and falling in the world of golf.
Inbee (+8%): No frills, no nonsense. Just cold-blooded golf and five major wins by the age of 26.
Camilo (+5%): The current state of the PGA Tour: Spider-Man became the fifth player ranked outside the top 200 to win this season.
The Gunn Show (+4%): The most volatile tournament in golf strikes again – a 20-year-old South Korean with a creaky back, no résumé and no recent form slayed five top players, earned a Masters berth and captured the biggest prize in amateur golf.
Ryder Cup hopefuls (+3%): With Tiger bowing out of the race, Brandt Snedeker, Webb Simpson and Bill Haas showed Captain America that they’re deserving of a spot. Seems the duo that performs the best over the next two weeks will be on the team, along with Keegan Bradley.
Tiger and Rory (+1%): Their late-night TV appearance was surprisingly fun. Unable to swing a club but still looking swole in a tight black shirt, Woods might have a second career as a caddie … or a bouncer.
Cameron Tringale (-1%): The fifth-year Tour pro forfeited $53K for an after-the-fact DQ from the PGA. Good for him, but if there was any doubt, wouldn’t the more honest and noble thing be to report the potential infraction immediately after the round?
Kevin Sutherland (-2%): With a chance to shoot pro golf’s first 57, he instead bogeyed 18 and settled for 59. Worse, the next day he slumped to a 74 – in a Champions event! – and cost himself the title. Golf, man.
Bam Bam (-3%): She’s a fun power player to watch … for about 70 holes. Brittany Lincicome’s late-round nerves gave even me the willies.
Nick Watney (-5%): Nice to see him climb out of the abyss with three top-12s in his last four starts, but any confidence gained was undermined by such a ghastly finish at the Wyndham.
Kevin Foley (-7%): Missed a 4-footer on the last. Now staring at another year on the mini-tours. Brutal.