It is time for the Tour Championship 2023! There is still a pretty big golf event coming up in just over a month. The Ryder Cup will be played from September 29 to October 1 in Rome, Italy, pitting the best golfers in America vs. the best golfers in Europe.
This weekend we will crown the best individual golfer in the world for the 2022-2023 PGA Tour season at the Tour Championship. It is the final of three weekends of FedEx Cup Playoffs, with 30 golfers left in the running to win the season title.
Favorites to Win Tour Championship
- Scottie Scheffler (+130)
- Rory McIlroy (+330)
- Viktor Hovland (+500)
- Jon Rahm (+800)
- Patrick Cantlay (+1600)
- Xander Schauffele (+2800)
- Max Homa (+2800)
- Matt Fitzpatrick (+4000)
- Lucas Glover (+4000)
- Wyndham Clark (+5000)
- Brian Harman (+5000)
If it looks like there is a big drop after the top four golfers, it’s because there is. And it’s because the scores on Thursday begin with an advantage for the golfers who are leading the FedEx Cup standings. Here is the field of 30 and their corresponding starting score.
- 10 Under: Scottie Scheffler
- Eight Under: Viktor Hovland
- Seven Under: Rory McIlroy
- Six Under: Jon Rahm
- Five Under: Lucas Glover
- Four Under: Max Homa, Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Wyndham Clark, Matt Fitzpatrick
- Three Under: Tommy Fleetwood, Russell Henley, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Xander Schauffele
- Two Under: Tom Kim, Sungjae Im, Tony Finau, Corey Conners, Si Woo Kim
- One Under: Taylor Moore, Nick Taylor, Adam Schenk, Collin Morikawa, Jason Day
- Even Par: Sam Burns, Emiliano Grillo, Tyrrell Hatton, Jordan Spieth, Sepp Straka
The Redemption of Scottie Scheffler
Scottie Scheffler is the No. 1 ranked golfer in the world, he leads the FedEx Cup standings, and he will tee off on Thursday at the Tour Championship with a two-stroke lead on Viktor Hovland and a six-stroke lead on 24 of the 29 other golfers in the field.
Without question, Scheffler is in the spot that everyone wishes for themselves.
But we should remember what happened at the Tour Championship last year. Scheffler went into the first round with a two-shot lead, and he was up by six strokes after Saturday. But in one of the most historic collapses in golf history, Scheffler shot a final round three-over 73 and lost the FedEx Cup to Rory McIlroy.
In disbelief after the loss, Scheffler said;
“For whatever reason, my swing wasn’t where it had been the first few days this week.”
He found his swing again, and he is the favorite to win his second straight PGA Tour Player of the Year. But what he really wants is the FedEx Cup that he allowed to slip away 12 months ago.
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