Since 2007, the FedEx Cup has been the last chance for PGA pros on Tour to really show their stuff. This year is no different and the best of the best are in full-on finals mode, swinging at the ball with a passion. The Barclays kicks off the first of three elimination events that whittle the field down to just 30 players to compete in the Tour Championship, every stroke matters.
The Barclays’ Round Up
Although Bubba Watson, armed with his bright pink Ping G30 driver, was the early favorite to take The Barclays’ top spot, but his impressive long drives, including a record-setter at 331.5 yards, weren’t enough to secure a victory. Although Bubba led early on, he was eventually passed by Team TaylorMade’s Jason Day, who took the weekend by six strokes, ending at 19 under par. Day was followed by Team Callaway’s Henrik Stenson, at 13 under, and Bubba Watson, at 11 under par.
The win was a huge victory for Jason Day, but it was an even bigger weekend for fellow Team TaylorMade golfer Brian Harman. Tying for 30th at The Barclays, Harman (and his trusty TaylorMade Tour Preferred CB irons) became just the third golfer in PGA history to hit two aces in a single Tour round. It’s an impressive feat for any golfer — Harman’s 3rd and 14th holes will be remembered by golf fans for generations.
Golf’s Newest Champion Dethroned at The Barclays
Jordan Spieth, Titleist’s recently crowned number one player in golf, missed the cut at The Barclays and was forced to give his newly found title back to Rory McIlroy, the PGA’s former champ. According to Golf.com, Spieth took the news as well as he could, saying “I’ve reached that peak already and I know it’s going to be close enough to where if I just get the job done next week, I’ll be back in that ranking. But again, that ranking, it’s great once you reach it but it’s not something that I’m going to live or die on each week.”
Going into the Deutsche Bank Championship, Spieth is second only to Jason Day. Day’s 4,459 points and four wins and Spieth’s 4,169 points and four wins put the two running virtually neck and neck toward the FedEx Cup. Bubba Watson, at 3,167 points and two wins, will have to play some incredible golf if he hopes to catch either golfer.
Here at 3balls.com, we’re watching the road to the Tour Championship at the end of September eagerly. And no matter whether you’re on Team Titleist, Team TaylorMade or Team Ping, we’ve got all the gear you need to play at your best. While you’re waiting for the winner to be announced, be sure to stop by the website and check out our prices on new and gently used golf clubs from all the biggest names in the game.