Casey nears elusive title at Tour C'ship

  • Casey nears elusive title at Tour C'ship

Casey nears elusive title at Tour C'ship

That Thomas likely wrapped up the Player of the Year Award on Sunday should also help soften the blow of coming up short at East Lake. I want to ride my momentum a little bit; I want to keep giving myself a chance to find an opportunity to get hot.

"It's going to be brilliant picking up my new daughter". "I was embarrassed about that putt".

Casey tops the leaderboard ahead of Kevin Kisner and Xander Schauffele, while he is ranked above U.S. Open champion Justin Thomas and three-time major victor Jordan Spieth in the race for the FedEx Cup. He also birdied No. 16 before a bogey on the par-3 No. 17 put him at 8-under 132.

But a coy Casey said: 'There are so many permutations.

This season, he has played in 27 events and has made the cut in 22 of those. "I love the golf course and I enjoyed the day". You're up against 29 other top guys, but it's still strong.

"My ball striking's been pretty solid all year long so it's really been nice to not have to mess with that a ton", Stanley said.

Jordan Spieth's 69 means he is not entirely out of things at four under par but needs something outstanding - the like of which we have seen from the Texan before - over the closing 18 holes.

His last victory was the Houston Open in 2009, though he has won five times around the world since then.

Despite its rich tradition, the European Tour is quickly losing relevance to the massive payouts of the PGA Tour, and McIlroy believes the latter circuit could step in to create a solution that works for everyone. One plan under discussion with the players is to separate the Tour Championship from one final day worth $10 million to the victor.

Moving the PGA Championship from August to May beginning in 2019 is a huge step in the right direction, as is reducing the FedEx Cup playoff from four events to three, all of which will allow the golf season to officially end on Labor Day weekend - right as the football season is kicking off. At ninth in the FedEx standings, he would be the overall champion if he can rally to win and Spieth, Thomas and Johnson all stay outside of the top two or three - which is the case now.

Woodland tees off today at 12:40 p.m. and is paired with Jon Rahm.

"It would cap off a very good season, make a very good season a great season", he said.

Matthew, with 22 points, ranks third behind European legends Laura Davies (25) and Annika Sorenstam (24) in all-time totals for the Solheim Cup whilst her 18 match wins is the joint third highest tally - she is equal with Cristie Kerr (Davies and Sorenstam have 22) - in the competition's history.