In just his second week back from injury, Dustin Johnson won the sixth tournament of his young career
Oh how the tides have turned. Just two weeks ago, Bryce’s season was practically a write-off, as he was sitting in last place with a team totally devoid of any kind of momentum. However, two weeks later Bryce has become a winning machine. His four wins on the season have more than doubled his career total, and the wins from Tiger and Dustin put him just ten points behind Fuchs for fifth in the league. It’s Bryce’s time right now, and while winning three tournaments in a row has never been done, I wouldn’t put it past Bryce and his crew to be the first. This is the wrap up!
For the second week in a row Bryce lead the scoring column, this time with 125 points to bring him to 1320 on the season. Dustin Johnson’s 100 points give him 240 points so far, despite missing almost three months! He has the talent to win a major, it’s just a matter of getting his head in the right place. Bryce also had some good secondary scoring this week, with a top 25 from Martin Laird and a top 15 from Paddy Harrington.
Bryce scored four times as many points as anyone else this week, but that didn’t stop Brent from gaining on his budding rival in Beast. Ryan Palmer has been on fire lately, with 100 points in his last three starts, including 40 this week. Considering Brent’s only other player this week was Chris Kirk, who missed the cut, a forty point week is nothing to be ashamed of.
The third most points this week went to James, a surprise considering that it was a tier one tournament. Rory McIlroy was poised to get his second win of the season on Sunday, but poor putting derailed his chances, and a swim on the eighteenth hole resulted in a share of seventh. Kyle Stanley managed to score his first points since week seven with a top fifty, and Charles Howell III got his customary five points as well.
While Fuchs managed to score the fourth most points this week, he still managed just 15 points, and hasn’t had a top ten for five weeks. Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker will need to get in gear, as 15 points from Jeff Overton and two other missed cuts isn’t going to cut it in the long run.
Dave managed to avoid the dreaded goose egg this week, with five points from his five point workhorse, Brendan de Jonge. Coming off some great starts, Zach Johnson had a disappointing missed cut. Y.E. Yang scored zero again this week, and Dave’s patience with the former Major champion has to be wearing thin.
With just two players between them, not much was expected of Beast and Lawrence. They certainly didn’t disappoint, both getting goose eggs on a week where the league only managed five of the top 25 players. With a Major next week, look for a bounce back week from both managers.
Well that was the FedEx St. Jude wrap up. Hope you enjoyed!