Henrik Stenson's prior appearances at the Wyndham Championship set the bar pretty low. He missed the cut in 2010 and 2011, followed by a flu-induced withdrawal in 2012. But Stenson is a far different player these days, and that disparity was on full display Thursday when he shot a bogey-free 62 to sit alone in second place, one shot behind Matt Every. "I guess my game is in slightly better shape than it has been some of the other times when I've shown up here," Stenson told reporters. "Couple of the times where I've been here I haven't been playing well at all. Certainly I felt like I would have a better chance this year to do myself justice on here, and I certainly got off to a good start."
Michelle Wie is an artist, both on and off the course. The former U.S. Open champion loves herself some fashion, and this week she's getting to show that style off at the 2017 Solheim Cup in Iowa. On a sneaky great golf week, the European women and U.S. women will square off at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club to try and win their second straight Cup. Wie will be one of the major cogs in the U.S. engine, and everyone within a 20-mile radius will know it. She's had her hair braided red, white and blue and is sporting some of the wildest golf shoes I've ever seen (side note: I love them, and I want Patrick Reed in them next October for the Ryder Cup). A post shared by Michelle Wie (@themichellewie)
There is golf left on Rory McIlroy’s 2017 calendar, after all. McIlory will play in next week’s FedEx Cup playoff opener, The Northern Trust, in Old Westbury, N.Y., in spite of his on-going injuries, The (UK) Telegraph reported Friday. McIlory, No. 4 in the world, said Sunday he may not play again until next year because of the on-going injuries he’s dealt with this season. It started with a rib fracture at the start of the year which led to back issues. However, after meeting with fitness adviser Steve McGregor in Belfast this week, the 28-year-old Northern Irishman has decided to play on and defend the FedEx crown, The Telegraph reported.