PGA Tour 2016-2017

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  1. Jack Lambert

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    I'm looking forward to the Masters as well, and will probably get the thread for it started today sometime. Unfortunately, ESPN still has the first two rounds on Thursday and Friday, which means they'll undoubtedly be talking about Woods. I've already been seeing some stuff on Woods' 1997 win. I'm looking forward to seeing the Arnold Palmer tributes throughout the week. CBS usually has a "special" on before their Sunday coverage starts. I haven't seen anything on it this year, so forgive me if something has come out, but I'm guessing it will be on Arnold Palmer in some way. I'm hoping one of the big name players starts off strong, which would help to push Woods completely out of the conversation.

    It'll be interesting to see how The Masters plays out. Dustin Johnson is coming in on fire, whereas a lot of the other big names haven't exactly been tearing it up the last couple of weeks. For instance, McIlroy didn't make it out of the the group play at the WGC, Jordan Spieth didn't get out of group play at the WGC, and missed the cut this week. Stenson, Reed, and Adam Scott all missed the cut this week as well. Jason Day will probably play, but his status is up in the air as well. Fowler is the only "big name" golfer that's played halfways decent this week in Houston. I'm guessing most of these guys are looking ahead to Augusta, though.
     
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  2. Don Wassall

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    The amazing Bernhard Langer won his 8th major on the Champions Tour last weekend, tying Jack Nicklaus's mark. At 59, Langer is still a great golfer, good enough to still be competitive on the PGA Tour when he plays events like The Masters.
     
  3. Don Wassall

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    Dustin Johnson outduels Jordan Spieth and wins the Northern Trust Open in the first playoff hole with the rest of the field well behind, the first of four weeks of FedEx Cup playoffs. Both men traded spectacular clutch shots down the stretch and in the playoff, though omega male announcers "Sir" Nick Faldo and Ian Baker-Finch made sure to keep the superlatives to about 5% of what they would have been had Tiger Woods been involved. Jim Nantz as always did his fair-minded best.
     
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    I'm glad to see Dustin Johnson back in the win column and the great play from Jordan Spieth, including a couple recent wins.
     
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  5. Don Wassall

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    Justin Thomas is about to win the second leg of the four week FedEx Cup playoffs. He outdueled Jordan Spieth and Aussie Marc Lieshman.

    Dustin Johnson won the first playoff tournament last week. Thomas is currently first in the FedEx Cup playoff standings, followed by Spieth and Johnson. It's still wide open with two more weeks of playoffs to go.

    Thomas now has five wins this season, including of course the British Open. It's pretty heady stuff to win five times on the PGA Tour. Fantastic year for him, but Spieth and Johnson are right behind him. They have been the "Big Three" in golf in 2017, with Japanese Hideki Matsuyama a bit behind them. No one else has been close.
     
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