Good weekend for the Swoosh. Let’s hit some hot notes!
- Huge warm-up for the LPGA. Michelle Wie (T7), Suzann Pettersen (T10) and Amanda Blumenherst (T12) combined for a great Nike threesome. This is the lowest total standing by these three that I can ever remember. Atta way girls. They gear up for the Kraft Nabisco MAJOR this week.
- Stewart Cink has back-to-back Top 12’s! After a T12 this week and a T11 last week, I still believe he’s the most consistent guy on Tour.
- Richard Finch found his game again with a T11 after a string of nice European finishes earlier this year. He’s only missed 1 cut this year..this time last year he had 3 cuts. He’s one of the most improved so far this year.
- Jhonny Vegas has been quiet since his win. He still sits at 7th in the FedEx Cup standings.
- Tiger showed some good flashes of his old game. He’s confident that he can win, but I really expected him to win at Bay Hill. His record at Bay Hill is better than at Augusta and the field was weaker at the Arnold Palmer. But maybe Tiger wasn’t giving it his all on Sunday…I mean, he was -3 at one point and finished Bogey-Double Bogey..and I think he just wanted to get his Sunday over with and move on. Hard to say, but he still finished with a T24. That’s back to back Top 25’s for Tiger.
- Onto other important news, there were 3 Quiros’ in the European Tour this week (Alvaro, Manuel and Raul)
TOP RANKED NIKE ATHLETES ON EACH TOUR
PGA Tour – FedEx Cup Points :: Jhonattan Vegas, 7th
European Tour – Race to Dubai :: Charl Schwartzel, 5th
LPGA Tour – Rolex Player of the Year :: Michelle Wie, T5th
Champions Tour – Charles Schwab Cup :: John Cook, 3rd
Ladies European Tour – Money List :: Kristie Smith, 2nd
Challenge Tour – Challenge Ranking Money List :: Tommy Fleetwood, T10th
Nationwide Tour – The 25 Money List :: Scott Brown, 13th
On to the results!
PGA Tour :: Arnold Palmer Invitational
T12 :: Stewart Cink :: -2
T24 :: Tiger Woods :: -1
T47 :: Charl Schwartzel :: +2
T60 :: Carl Pettersson :: +5
T66 :: Stephen Ames :: +7
CUT :: Justin Leonard :: +7
CUT :: Jhonattan Vegas :: +10
European Tour :: Open de Andalucía de Golf
T11 :: Richard Finch :: -6
T63 :: Pablo Martin :: +4
CUT :: James Morrison :: +1
CUT :: Matt Haines :: +4
CUT :: Simon Dyson :: +5
CUT :: Oliver Fisher :: +9
LPGA Tour :: Kia Classic
T7 :: Michelle Wie :: -8
T10 :: Suzann Pettersen :: -6
T12 :: Amanda Blumenherst :: -5
Nationwide Tour :: Chitimacha Louisiana Open
T9 :: Chris Nallen :: -8
T55 :: Scott Brown :: E
T55 :: Kevin Chappell :: E
CUT :: Kevin Kisner :: +4
CUT :: Dustin Garza :: +9
Champions/LET/Challenge :: no event this week
21 athletes :: 3 Top 10’s, 7 Top 25’s, 8 CUT’s