Tap’s PGA Tour Roundup: Three Things We Learned From Fort Worth
The Texas tour for the PGA Tour is over. There were some memorable moments, and it wrapped up in Fort Worth with Justin Rose getting his first victory on United States soil in three years. It’s crazy to think about that considering he’s probably one of the most consistent golfers in the game. Rose dominated from nearly start to finish of this tournament. Even with Kevin Na, Brooks Koepka and Emanilio Grillo going at his neck, Rose kept his lead and won the tournament.
Justin Rose is a U.S. Open favorite
He’s won one major, and he nearly took home The Masters last April losing in a playoff to Sergio Garcia. Rose handled Merion a few years ago when it was one of the tougher courses that the U.S. Open presented to PGA golfers. Shinnecock will be very difficult for these guys as well. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’re watching Rose near the top of the leaderboard in a few weeks.
Brooks Koepka looks fully healed from his wrist injury
Once again, we saw an impressive performance by Brooks Koepka. He said to the press yesterday that it’s ‘annoying’ to keep finishing second in these tournaments which I get it, but he’s been as good of a golfer as anyone in the last two-ish years. Koepka will add a victory here soon, and potentially another major this season. I wouldn’t be surprised at all. It’s good to see that he is fully healed from his wrist injury.
Spieth and Fowler struggle yet again
This could be a topic every week honestly. Jordan Spieth did not regain his mojo this week. It’s almost like we have to disregard it from happening anytime soon from him. Spieth just does not have it. Sure, he made the cut, but that’s all we’ve seen from him recently. Fowler struggled again finishing outside of the top 20. He’s been less than impressive this season with only two top fives in the calendar year. Maybe he can get it going at Jack’s course next week where he finished second last season and been a perpetual top five finisher here.
As mentioned, we go to The Memorial next week where everyone will be playing over the weekend. Tiger, Phil, Rickie, Spieth, Justin Thomas just to name the few. It’s a loaded tournament, and we’ll once again see if Tiger can capture the magic again. Remember this is one of his Mount Rushmore tournaments where he’s reigned supreme time and again.