Topgolfgears Morning 9: A surprise Ryder Cupper | She didn’t know she was leading the tournament | Move over, Cosmo Kramer
1. A surprise European Ryder Cupper?
Made in Denmark winner, Matt Wallace may not be a household name. He may, however, be on the European Ryder Cup squad later this month.
Meanwhile in the States…heading into Monday’s final round, the top of the Dell Technologies Championship leaderboard looks like this…Abraham Ancer (-13)…Bryson DeChambeau (-12)…Tyrrell Hatton (-12)…Cameron Smith (-11)…Justin Rose (-11)
2. The best golfing Kramer since Cosmo?
Kramer Hickok went wire-to-wire at the DAP Championship, the second of four Web.com Finals events.
3. The year of living painfully
Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard with a thin slice of Tiger Wood’ path since Woods tweeted, “Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching” one year ago.
4. TW & BAD
Bob Harig reports Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods were plenty friendly during their first tournament pairing.
5. She didn’t know she was leading the tournament by 4…
Keeley Levins with the report on Marina Alex’s steely Sunday performance, which included a singular spot of discipline…”Marina Alex trailed by six strokes at the beginning of the final round of the Cambia Portland Classic on Sunday. But when she made the turn at Columbia-Edgewater Country Club, she was leading. Alex had birdied the last five holes of the front nine to turn in 30.”
How is that humanly possible?
6. Oh no, Joe!
Disaster for Joe Durant at the PGA Tour Champions’ Shaw Charity Classic.
7. Hatton didn’t buy that putter at Golf Galaxy after all…
…well, he did, indirectly, but the Englishman wasn’t the one who physically did the shopping last week.
“I was on an app, a video, with him, because I was too embarrassed to go into the store to buy a putter,” said Hatton at the Dell Technologies Championship. “Obviously he made a good choice. But it’s just one of those things, it’s not obviously normal that this happens.”
8. Do you really understand “strokes gained?”
Of course you do, on some level, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t sit in on Trey Pezzetti’s 101- level course.
9. Remember this kid?
In case you missed it (which I admittedly did), the kid who had this exchange with Phil Mickelson during a DTC practice round last year caddied for him in the pro-am of this year’s event.
about the importance of a sharp needle.