The FedEx Cup playoffs are here, and that means there are just 30 guys with a chance to win the biggest monetary prize in all of golf. Let's continue to run down the list, shall we?
Chez Reavie, heretofore the man best known for having a name like a bad French restaurant, is having himself one hell of a fine playoffs. Oh, sure, he started the Barclays in 80th place, and it looked like he was going to be out the door in a hurry. But solo second finishes of second and eighth the next two weeks, and here we are in Atlanta. It's a fine turnaround for a guy whose highest finish prior to this was a pair of T5s at Colonial and the John Deere Classic.
Throwing out that ugly missed cut at the Barclays, Reavie has been on a tear of late, finishing out the regular season with a T9 at the Wyndham. And if you're going to play your best golf, now is the time to do it.
A strong performance at East Lake would be a welcome change for Reavie, whose full-season stats belie the way he's played of late. He's 113th in strokes gained by his putting, which means he's not a wizard with the flat stick this year. He's 74th in driving distance and 72nd in scoring average. In other words, he'll have to reverse some longstanding trends if he's going to cause problems at the top of the leaderboard this weekend. Still, the way he's played of late, don't bet too much against him.