Fed Ex Cup Review 2017
A brief look back at the season which defined the top 3 players in the Fed Ex standings and our predictions for 2018!2 October 2017
With the season now at an end there is a newly crowned king of the US Tour, Justin Thomas! He caps off an incredible year by taking the Fed Ex crown and 1st place on the official money list leaving fellow Americans Jordan Speith and Xander Schauffele in his shadow.
With 5 wins and 12 top 10 finishes on the PGA Tour this year including his first major championship, The PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club, Justin Thomas is a deserved champion. Taking the Fed Ex title is an incredible feat for the 24 year old in only his 2nd year on the PGA Tour, it's going to be tough to follow.
Fairways Scotland Predicts 2018 will bring another 3 tour wins and 1 Major Championship for Justin. (image: golfweek.com)
Closely following Justin is the 3 time Major Champion Jordan Speith. Jordan had 3 wins on the PGA Tour this year and 12 top 10 finishes. His most notable wins came at the AT&T at Pebbel Beach and his 3rd Major Championship, The Open at Royal Birkdale by 3 shots over fellow countryman Matt Kucher. Still the early days in his career, Jordan has already convinced the world of golf he will go down in history as one of the best. 2017 was almost portrayed as mediocre compared to the success of the previous year. The 24 year old ability to find fairways and have a worldy short game means he is always there or thereabouts in the big tourneys.
Fairways Scotland Predicts 2018 will bring 5 tour wins and 2 Major Championships for Jordan .....Bold! (image: independent.co.uk)
What a year this PGA Tour Rookie has had. The 23 year Old from California claimed 2 wins and 4 top 10 finishes on his way to 3rd place in the Fed Ex Rankings. His 2nd win of the year came at the season end Tour Championship at East Lake scooping a massive $1.5m USD. He seems to have hit the ground running on the Professional Circuit and has an impressive year to follow next season.
Fairways Scotland Predicts another 1 Tournament win in 2018 with a handful of top 10s. Still too early for Major victory. (image: golfweek.com)
The Future looks bright for US Golf with a plethora of talent breaking through and establishing themselves on tour as welll as winning some huge tournaments. Is this the start of the changing of the guard where the US will start to dominate world golf and The Ryder Cup as the Europeans have done over the previous years....... We can't wait to see what lies ahead next season!
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