Topgolfgears Morning 9: Finau’s American Dream | TW itchin’ to lift | Shackelford vs. USGA

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5. Bradley on a knife edge
The PGA Tour’s Cameron Morfit writes...”Over six years and 160 starts, Bradley didn’t win anything. He fiddled with his swing, and his putting stroke, and had a baby boy, Logan, with his wife, Jillian. The only cups he that remained were sippy cups. Now, though, after acing the BMW Championship’s final round, which was scuttled for rain Sunday and played Monday thanks to what Billy Horschel and others called a miracle, Bradley is sixth in the FedExCup.”
  • “It was the weirdest couple of days,” said Bradley, who was projected 30th in the FedExCup and into the TOUR Championship after the third round. “I knew in the back of my mind if we didn’t play, I was in Atlanta. It was my goal to start the year. It was difficult to get ready to play because I was like, man, if they call it, I’m good, but then I can go out — I’m only three back. So thankfully we got out here and played, and I made it to Atlanta and more now.”
  • “Just over two weeks ago, Bradley went into the final round of THE NORTHERN TRUST with an outside chance four back, but shot 78 alongside eventual winner Bryson DeChambeau….Bradley was 14 shots better this time, reigniting his career in the rain.”
6. Spieth could start his 2019 season earlier
…well, that would be wise.
  • AP Report…”The disappointment was missing the Tour Championship for the first time.
  • “I was in control of my own destiny and didn’t have it this week,” said Spieth, the only player from the top 10 in the world who won’t be at East Lake.”
  • “It didn’t help that Spieth, for the second straight season, sat out the entire fall portion of the PGA Tour schedule. Setting him back even further was missing nearly an entire month with mononucleosis.”
  • “That means he will fall short of the minimum 25 tournaments required for those who didn’t add to the schedule an event they haven’t played in four years. Still to be determined is the punishment. This policy falls under a “major penalty,” which comes with at least a $20,000 fine and a suspension of more than three tournaments, although the commissioner has the ultimate say and any suspension will not be in play.”
7. More on Phil’s Robo Fro Yo
Credit to the folks at Golf Digest for spotting this clip of a B-speaky Phil Mickelson discussion his frozen yogurt venture.
8. Topgolfgears Members’ favorite laser rangefinder
Winner of our forum poll: the Bushnell Pro X2
Our Gianni Magliocco writes…”The Cadillac of laser rangefinders according to our members, the Bushnell Pro X2 tops the poll, receiving over 26 percent of all votes. JOLT technology and its innovative slope-switch technology giving you compensated distance based on the holes incline and decline make this the best rangefinder available in the opinion of our members. The slope-switch technology can also easily be toggled off to comply with USGA rules in competition. The Bushnell series of rangefinders are used by over 97 percent of PGA Tour professionals, according to the company, and the Bushnell Pro X2 is the best one available on the market according to our members.”
9. DJ’s statement
Read between the lines as you please, but with rumors swirling, Dustin Johnson tweeted what you see below.
GolfWRX Morning 9: Finau’s American Dream | TW itchin’ to lift | Shackelford vs. USGA

GolfWRX Morning 9: Finau’s American Dream | TW itchin’ to lift | Shackelford vs. USGA

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