In today’s PGW Daily, we talk FedEx Cup playoffs, European Ryder Cup, Donut Bars, Fenway Park, Golf in Times Square, Rocco Mediate tries to remember 1991, and more.
Players To Watch Outside the Top 70 in FEC
Only the players who rank inside the top 70 at the conclusion of the Deutsche Bank Classic will move on to the BMW Classic. Here are a few of the golfers in the 71-100 range who are most likely to make a move and extend their playoff:
#75 Chris Kirk – The 2014 Deutsche Bank winner has been switching between decent starts and missed cuts. He missed the cut at The Barclays, so it is time for another decent start. At just five spots out, Kirk doesn’t need a miracle weekend, although he does need to play well.
#84 Jim Furyk – The most obvious addition to the list, Furyk is way back because of the ground he lost when he missed three months with a wrist injury. Furyk has two top 10s in his last three events, and will likely be extra motivated by a potential Ryder Cup Captain’s pick.
#94 Bryce Molder – Molder has been very inconsistent this year. He has missed five of his last six cuts, but prior to that downturn, he was on a streak of four finishes of T12 or better in six events (and was T24 in one other). Between a strong round 3 at the Travelers and a good round 1 at The Wyndham, Molder is showing signs of coming back to life.
#95 Vijay Singh – With two victories, the 53-year-old Singh is the all-time leading money winner at the Deutsche Bank. Singh has made the cut at every non-major the past five months, which gives him a decent chance here.
Twitter Handles to Follow
The European Ryder Cup team posted the twitter handles of everyone on the team.
— Ryder Cup Europe (@RyderCupEurope) August 30, 2016
Speaking of the Ryder Cup: Ryder Cup pullover jackets!
— PGA.COM (@PGAcom) August 31, 2016
When In Boston…
Emiliano Grillo, the lock for the PGA Tour’s Rookie of the Year, takes in a Sox game.
— Emiliano Grillo (@GrilloEmiliano) August 31, 2016
Advice of the Day
The latest from one of our favorite guys on Tour, Steven Bowditch. The Aussie explains how his parents helped him become good at golf.
Dad called. Talking old days. I learnt with 2w 4,7,pw putt.. Couldn't get a full set till I was off single digits.. Great advice 4 parents
— bowdo (@bowdo83) August 31, 2016
Scenery of the Day
Ollie Schneiderjans and Wesley Bryan took their games to Times Square.
Always time to get better.
Ollie Schniederjans honed his game in Times Square today. ? pic.twitter.com/HQnip4ksiY
— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) August 31, 2016
Pic of the Day
Bubba Watson got a comfortable seat on his flight to take care of important business. Like fantasy football!
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) August 30, 2016
Shot of the Day
Showing amazing accuracy, Barclay’s Champion Patrick Reed nails a drone.
— Patrick Reed (@PReedGolf) August 31, 2016
— Golf Digest (@GolfDigest) August 31, 2016
Perk of the Day
It doesn’t take long for Danny Willett to find parking.
— Rotherham GC Proshop (@RotherhamGC) August 31, 2016
Video of the Day
Rocco Mediate is in Alberta, Canada for the Champion Tour’s Shaw Charity Classic. Mediate won his first PGA Tour event in 1991 at the Doral Ryder Open.
Rocco sits down to play ‘This is 1991, Rocco Mediate Trivia’. How many of these do you remember?
— PGA TOUR Champions (@ChampionsTour) August 31, 2016
BTW: How could Rocco not remember C+C Music Factory?
90's Song of the Day – C+C Music Factory "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)" https://t.co/qIOyi9SXMo
— Matt Kelly (@SaintMort) August 31, 2016
Perk of the Day: LPGA Style
A number of LPGA professionals were treated to a donut bar.
Instagram of the Day
Lexi Thompson, the LPGA leader in driving distance, shows some great form in slo-mo.
Ryann O’Toole gets her workout in while Brittany Lincicome has her makeup done for a TV appearance.
Toy/Gadget of the Day
Justin Rose got a gold iphone to match his gold medal.