Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll examine which players’ stocks and trends are rising and falling in the world of golf. RISING Jordan (+9%): His final round at the Travelers was a reminder of everything that makes Spieth special: Shaky with the putter, talking to his ball on every shot, he still found a way to win with a clutch shot in a big moment. Celebrations (+6%): At last! A well-executed celebration that can be replayed on a loop without needing to cringe! Michael Greller (+5%): Spieth’s loyal caddie never seems to get enough credit for keeping his man in the ballgame. The former sixth-grade math teacher has the perfect combination of smarts, patience and perspective. So Yeon Ryu (+4%):
Two-time NBA MVP Stephen Curry is set to test his golf game against the pros. The Web.com Tour said Wednesday that Curry, coming off his second NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors, will play in the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae on Aug. 3-6. It’ll be the first PGA Tour-sanctioned event for Curry, who has competed in various celebrity events and pro-ams.
Phil Mickelson made the rounds to discuss a variety of things going on in his life on Monday, and one of the topics that came up most consistently was his recent split with longtime caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay. The two had been together for 25 years before breaking up last week. "I think that he's going to have opportunities to be on the bag of some great, great players," Mickelson told Dan Patrick on Monday. "I think a lot of the top players are going to want him on their bag because of his experience, his knowledge, his ability to think clearly under the gun, his Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup experiences. Knowing and having such a high golf IQ, I think he's going to be able to bring a lot to the