When the day ended, Scott Stallings was atop the leaderboard with a 66 and hardly anyone noticed.
Brandt Jobe is ranked 216 in the world and climbing. And just this week he made the U.S. Open field. The comeback continues for the journeyman who sliced off the top of two fingers on his left hand back in 2006.
Matt Kuchar always seems to be in contention these last couple years. And he did it again, tying for second at The Memorial Tournament in Dublin, OH this past weekend.
Mark Wilson would be in the hunt at the Memorial Tournament if fellow Wisconsin native Steve Stricker weren’t blitzing the field. Wilson sits at 7-under 209 through 54 holes, good for a top-five position, but still five strokes off the lead.
Which young player will take over the PGA, and when will he begin winning? Rory McIlroy and others have the talent. But mistakes and inconsistent play have limited their success so far.
Steve Stricker has not missed a cut in 2011. And with his 4-under 68 in Thursday’s first round of the Memorial Tournament, he will probably make another. With such solid play, Stricker likes his chances at the U.S. Open in a couple weeks.
While his dramatic ascension seemed a bit unlikely, Donald has been the model of consistency in recent months. He looks to keep his top ranking at the Memorial Tournament this weekend.