What happened to my pre-tournament favorites?
Harris English: He fell into the “Expert Trap” this week. The “Expert Trap” is when EVERYONE on the internet lists one player as the favorite this week. He fit that bill this week. I have to keep reminding myself that he’s just 24 and he’s NOT going to fire every week. He was T3 in GIR yet only made nine birdies. Wanna guess what the problem was this week? T38
Luke Donald: T4, see above.
Matt Kuchar: Made a nice rally with 69 on Saturday to get into the top 25 and have a sniff but went backwards on Sunday for T38. Oh, he made another cut. #ATM
Webb Simpson: His streak of outstanding play at Innisbrook and his cuts-made streak of 19 all came to a screeching halt this week. This happens EVERY week to a premium player. It’s unlucky; nothing more, nothing less. I will not hesitate to pull the trigger on Simpson the next time he’s playing.
Justin Rose: T8, see above.
Jason Dufner: After making the cut on the number, Dufner took advantage and lit up the weekend 68-70 to finish T14. He’s heating up with T9, T9 and T14 in his last three. Time to write that down.
Bill Haas: Bookend 69s saw him finish T14 as well and his second excellent finish (T6, Doral) in two weeks. Hard course = Bill Haas.
Jordan Spieth: He followed his T7 from last year with T20 this year. He played three rounds at par or better before his 72 on Sunday slowed him down. In 10 events he has eight top 25s. #SpiethBoner
Jim Furyk: He began the day just six shots out of the lead but, like Kuchar, went the wrong direction with 73 on Sunday to finish T20. He also had three of four rounds at par or better before Sunday.
K.J. Choi: His 74 on Sunday took a possible top 25 and turned it into T44.
Gary Woodland: T8, see above.
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