Enjoy the PGA Tour when you can, New York Metropolitan Area Golf fans, because this week is the last time the Northern Trust is in Liberty National for the best player in the world at least next year in our backyard for a plus. Will compete
Unsurprisingly, the PGA Tour has left the New York market without an event on its 2022 schedule, with this leg of the FedEx Cup playoff moving to Memphis, Tenn.
What we have this week is an embrace with stories that run like traffic during rush hour on the nearby Holland Tunnel.
Northern Trust adds the top 125 players to the regular season FedEx points list. There is a cut in the top 65 and ties over the weekend, and the top 70 in points after the tournament will advance to next week’s BMW Championships.
This all leads to the season-ending Tour Championship, where the top 30 players will compete and the winner will receive 15 15 million.
In the light of the stories, June 1 is the return of the world’s No. 1 mercy, who was forced to sit out of the Olympics for the second time after testing positive for COVID-19.
Mercy has not played since winning the US Open at the Tory Pines in June. Prior to the US Open, he was forced to withdraw from Memorial with a six-shot lead after the third round when he tested positive for COVID-19. That’s why he had to withdraw from the Olympics after the US Open.
“[It] It makes me a little sad, I won’t lie. “It’s really unfortunate. It sucked because I wanted to represent Spain. I wanted to play it. I wanted to give Spain a medal with hope. I wanted a gold medal, but only for the country. It would have been great to be a part of this medal. It was more destructive in that sense. I was in the mindset of playing more than them.
“I hope I have to wait another three years to qualify for the Olympics, but I was really ready for it. [The Olympics] It was a little harder to digest than Memorial because I did everything the system tells me.
Dustin Johnson is the defending champion, 2021 was not particularly strong yet.
“I’m looking forward to the playoffs,” Johnson said. “I think I’m in a good place.” Obviously, I need a few weeks here, first here at North Trust, and then next week at BMW just to improve my position in Atlanta.
Colin Morekawa is the latest major champion to win the British Open in England last month. Morikawa entered the first week of the FedEx Cup rankings, but he leads Jordan Spieth with just 32 points.
“Obviously, it’s great to be number one in the playoffs,” Morikawa said. “It means I was doing something in the regular season. I like my game, and I think the way I looked at the playoffs last year, I was very focused – especially this PG. After o [Championship] Win – ‘Let’s win, win, win,’ and I think when I got to that third week I was almost burned out when I knew I would be here.
It all happens when you have playoffs. This is the final for us. I think I’m going to look at it a little differently in the next two weeks until the Tour Championship and just see if I’m really on the rise this third week instead of burning myself in the first three weeks. Can go Few.
Brooks Kopka and Bryson de Chambeo are here in Liberty, the place where their ongoing public feud began when Kopka asked de Chambeo to play slow in the 2019 Northern Trust.
Then there it is. Phil Mickelson, A 51-year-old PGA champion who is out of the Ryder Cup squad. Mickelson’s form has been inconsistent since winning the PGA Championship in May, and he knows he needs weeks in the playoffs. Overcome US captain Steve Stryker to pick him up.
Mickelson is ranked 58th in the FedEx Cup points, which basically assures him of qualifying for the first two playoff events, but he will have to play well to advance to the Tour Championship.
Mickelson is just one of six players to have qualified for the FedEx Cup playoffs every season since its inception in 2007, including Charlie Hoffman, Boba Watson, Adam Scott, Brandt Snyder and Matt Kutcher. Is.