- Jon Rahm
Not much has bothered him all season and a chance to play for $10 million probably won’t either. His first two Playoff events he’s finished T-3 and T-4 and is 21-under-par combined. The only players that have beaten him in those events are Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth and Marc Leishman.
- Hideki Matsuyama
He turned it on with 63 here in ’15 after opening with 72. Once he got a peak at it he was a quick learner and finished T-7. He’s in the top 10 of too many categories to list and should enjoy the smaller greens as he knows his advantage is hitting them.
- Dustin Johnson
If the course plays longer and the wind blows stronger, he might just end up at the front of the line. His 62 on Friday in 2015 pushed him into the top 10 and he stayed there finishing T-7. He leads the Tour in SG: TTG and SG: Total. His four FEC Playoff wins are tied with McIlroy for the most ever so he’s hardly afraid of the moment.
- Jordan Spieth
I remarked when the Playoffs started that I needed the three-time major champion to have a quiet Playoffs to stymie all who have saved him. I’m out of starts everywhere and he collects second place checks in the first two events and is 27-under. Sigh. His last six events include two wins, two seconds, a T-13 and T-28. Not bad!
- Justin Thomas
Fearless and five wins that include a major and a FEC event, Thomas belongs in all of the conversations now. I’m excited to see if he has the ruthlessness to contend in all four of these FEC events and go toe-to-toe with his buddy Spieth. He’s WIN, T-6 and WIN in his last three so I’d say he’s off to a flying start.
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