Stock watch: LPGA finale field is too huge
Each week on GolfChannel.com, we’ll look at which players’ stocks and patterns are rising and falling in the realm of golf.
Jon Rahm (+9%): Once – that is how frequently Rahmbo has completed outside the top 13 since June. Inconceivably reliable and consistently developing, he’s ready to take his game higher than ever in 2020.
Sei Young Kim (+7%): Largely dominated for the current year as a result of Jin Young Ko’s splendor, Kim spared her best for last, depleting a grasp 25- footer on the last gap to acquire a third title and pocket the greatest prize in ladies’ golf history.
Tyler Duncan (+5%): Epitomizing the profundity of the present PGA Tour, the 30- year-old Purdue item hadn’t won ANYWHERE since the 2011 Indiana Amateur … also, presently he’s a champ.
Brendon Todd (+3%): At some point he was going to come up short on gas, and shockingly for Todd it occurred on the front nine Sunday at Sea Island. His end 72 cost him a third sequential success (and a bit of Tour history), yet the bigger point remains: He’s back, unrealistically.
Webb Simpson (+1%): The RSM season finisher misfortune implies he’s currently gone winless over the past 18 months, however from that point forward he’s piled on five next in line completes and ascended to No. 11 on the planet – his best position since 2012.
Rory (- 1%): ‘Twas an unusual end to his pennant year, with rounds of 64- 74- 65- 73 to complete fourth in Dubai. It meant McIlroy’s 19th top-10 around the world this year, however a season-finishing title could have sent a solid message heading into 2020.
Frankie Molinari (- 2%): The machine is broken, or if nothing else separating, after another completion outside the top 40 in Dubai. Since his revolting breakdown at the Masters, Molinari doesn’t have a top-10 in 14 starts and looks distinctly standard – once more.
Sergio (- 3%): In what seems, by all accounts, to be a make-useful for his humiliating DQ a year ago in Saudi Arabia, Garcia has liberally postponed his appearance expense (allegedly in the $550,000 go) to return in 2020. It was one more miserable update that a) Garcia was never suspended for taking a cleaver to the greens, and b) the European Tour keeps on having no issue supporting this system.
CME design (- 4%): The LPGA’s season finale gave a convincing back nine, yet that doesn’t mean the configuration was an animating achievement. Sixty is such a large number of players for a win big or bust, enormous cash, free-for-all. They ought to think about a genuine season finisher framework (finishing with 30) and perhaps a match-play partition for the last big stake.