Volume Four Hundred Forty-Nine

Two down, two to go… the playoffs continue

Hittin' the LinksBig three or big four? The best young guns in the game? Rickie Fowler made a strong argument this week in his case for belonging in the heart of the conversation. Forget the Golf Boyz, Rickie. I think we have the makings of a great boy band, and I’d trade swings with any member of R2J2.

Next week, the LPGA will hold golf’s final major of the year, the Evian Masters. And the FedExCup Playoffs continue outside of Chicago at the BMW Championship. Speaking of which, in case you need them, here are the current playoff standings.

Let’s hit the links.

Hole #1: Rickie Cowboys Up
Rickie Fowler closed well down the stretch to beat Henrik Stenson by a stroke at the Deutsche Bank Championship. Stenson hitting the water on the par 3 16th proved decisive. [Link]

Hole #2: Spieth Misses Cut, Regains #1
If you read that headline, and thought, “Huh?” You are not alone. [Link]

Hole #3: Inspiring Kid
Four-year-old Tommy Morriessey has one arm and a better swing than you do. [Link]

Hole #5: McIlroy’s In
The European Tour announced this week that Rory McIlroy will be able to play the Final Series of the Race to Dubai, despite lacking the necessary number of starts. [Link]

Hole #4: Feherty’s Out
David Feherty is out at CBS, so what’s next for golf’s court jester. [Link]

Hole #6: Ouch!
Are hard mats doing more harm to your game than good? [Link]

Hole #7: Just Plain Dizzy
The amazing part is that he even makes contact. [Link]

Hole #8: Jason Day’s Putter
Still think you play the same equipment as the pros? Let’s just say, the putter in your bag almost certainly didn’t rate this much personal attention. [Link]

Hole #9: Course Closings
They’re growing hops to make beer on the grounds of the former High Pointe Golf Club, but the rest of these are total losses. [Link]

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