Few times Golf has been as hotly contested as it is now. The Official World Golf Rankings read that by August 9th, Jon Rahm (ESP) has been the World’s number one for three weeks.
Nonetheless he ranks 10th in the FedEx Cup, which is being led by Justin Thomas (USA), who only finished T37 at the PGA Championship. Before him, it was led by Webb Simpson (USA) after winning in South Carolina. He is currently 3rd, and also only managed a T37 at the Championship.
The first Major of the season was won by who is between Thomas and Simpson in the FedEx Cup: Collin Morikawa (USA). The 23 year-old played top golf and won his first major (PGA), in a tournament where 5 golfers were tied with two holes to go, including Dustin Johnson (USA), Jason Day (AUS) and Bryson DeCHambeau (USA), who was turned heads with his scientific approach to golf.
The World Rankings have Thomas, Johnson and Morikawa within the top 5. The other one, still second, is Rory McIlroy (IRL), who has had a difficult “back to golf”. “I don’t know. Maybe I’m just not as good as I used to be…” He said. “I can’t really put my finger on it. I go out there and try my best every single day”, he continued. (Irish Times).
Is it that Rory is not as good as he used to be or is it that the field has just got more competitive?
Beyond the aforementioned payers, there are others that could be a number one contender within the next couple of years, such as Finau, Koepka, Reed, Casey, Scott, Todd, Im, Rose, Finau, Ancer…Tiger Woods?
The next few weeks mark the conclusion of the 2019-2020 PGA Tour and we will see golf at its best.