Building up on last weeks’ success, it was another exciting tournament for the FedEx Championship.There at least six players in contention to the last, and for a while it looked like a playoff was in the offing.
Steve Stricker just might be in a position to take Player of the Year honors away from Tiger Woods. The Deutshe Bank was his third victory of the year, to go with two seconds, a third, a fourth and two sixth place finishes. A win at the Tour Championship could seal the deal. He’d have one less win than Tiger, but the Tour Championship would be a bigger victory than anything on Tiger’s resume from this year.
Stricker’s win puts him at the top of the FedEx Cup, and in second behind Tiger in the world standings. He’s second only to Tiger in scoring average this year.
Tiger made a great charge in the morning, shooting a 63, but even he knew that it wasn’t going to be enough. He ultimately finished in eleventh, a very un-Tiger-like five shots out of first. It’s a good thing that he did it before television coverage began, or we would never have seen anything of the other players.
It was interesting that Tiger didn’t go on tv after his round. He played so very well that you’d think he would be happy.
Padraig Harrington’s swing changes seem to have worked themselves out, but for the third time in a month he took himself out of the tournament with just one swing. Actually, it was two swings: hooks on ten and twelve.
I think that we had better enjoy having Tiger play as much as he has. I can’t see him doing it again.
We almost had one of those “Who?” moments, as Jason Duffner nearly pulled it out.
Any thoughts from the gallery?