LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Armed with a little extra momentum and the No. 1 seed, Jordan Spieth now sets his sights on East Lake – and potentially muddying the Player of the Year race. Spieth had bookend rounds of 6-under 65 this week at the BMW Championship, where he finished the week in a tie for seventh. Only Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson had a mathematical chance of passing him in the season-long points race entering the third postseason event, and after both failed to keep pace at Conway Farms Golf Club, it’ll be Spieth with the top seed at the Tour Championship. “Obviously the best position to be in for the best scenarios in order to win the FedExCup,” Spieth said. “That was kind of my goal
It’s so hard not to root for Rickie Fowler. The guy plays with a certain swagger, and he harnesses a kind of aggression on the golf course that makes him a joy to behold. Case and point: On Sunday, coming into the 585 yard par-5 18th hole at this week’s BMW Championship with an outside chance of catching eventual winner, Marc Leishman, who sat four shots ahead, Fowler did the unthinkable. Rather than hit a safe shot and settling for a tidy paycheck, he pulled a driver off the deck and took dead aim at the pin from 279 yards. It almost worked, too. He hit it well — so well, in fact, that the ball flew over the green. He made a par to finish T-2, putting him in prime position ahead of the season-ending
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