2014 PGA Tour: The Barclays Preview
The 2014 PGA Tour continues on this week, as the 2014 FedEx Cup gets started on Thursday afternoon with The Barclays tournament in Paramus, New Jersey at the Ridgewood Country Club.
It’s the first tourney in the playoffs for the FedEx Cup, as the best golfing talent in the world battles for the $10 million top prize and the FedEx Cup title.
Rory McIlroy has been on a crazy hot streak with three straight first place finishes and reclaimed the top spot in the world golf rankings, but he’s not the only name to watch this week. Other notables will be Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler, Keegan Bradley, Bill Haas, Jim Furyk and last year’s winner of The Barclays, Adam Scott.
McIlroy is probably the tentative favorite to claim yet another massive tourney, but he could once again receive heated competition from Mickelson and Fowler.
There are some potential dark horses in this throw down, however, as Matt Kuchar makes a comeback from a bad back (he missed the PGA Championship) and is just in fourth place in the FedEx Cup standings. He’s actually had a solid season, too, and came from behind in exciting fashion to steal The Barclays title back in 2010, the last time it was hosted at the Ridgewood Country Club.
Jason Day could be another name to watch, as he also fared well the last time this tournament was held in Paramus. He tied for fifth back in 2010 and has the talent and experience to claim his third PGA Tour title.
It still probably all circles back to the top name in golf when it’s all said and done, though, as McIlroy will shoot for an incredible fourth straight first place finish. McIlroy is clearly the odds on favorite to take the tourney, but big names like Henrik Stenson and Bubba Watson could join the aforementioned big names to give the Ulsterman a run for his money.
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