Golf Barometer: Rory's Still Rusty

Golf Barometer: Rory's Still Rusty

This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.

Joining the elite company of Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as a PGA Championship victor at just 23 years old, Collin Morikawa's back-nine journey during Sunday's final round at TPC Harding Park is one for the history books. As if a chip-in birdie on the par-4 14th wasn't marquee enough, the Cal product went on to hit the shot of the tournament when he stuck his tee shot to seven feet on the drivable 16th. Cashing the eagle putt would give him a much more comfortable cushion on 17 and 18, remaining cool, calm and collected en route to a pair of textbook pars to close it out by two strokes and consequently hoist the Wanamaker Trophy. The PGA Tour's regular season finale now takes place this week at the Wyndham Championship hosted by Sedgefield Country Club, so we'll take a look at several players whose stock is shifting with the FedExCup Playoffs looming in the near future.

VALUE RISING

Jason Day

Day's bogey-free 66 on Sunday at TPC Harding Park allowed him to tie for fourth, marking his best major finish since earning runner-up honors at the 2016 PGA Championship one year after his win at Whistling Straits. The Aussie has now placed T7 or better in four consecutive starts dating to the Workday Charity Open, launching himself from 63rd to 32nd in the Official World Golf Ranking during this remarkable stretch. Day also resides comfortably within the top-70 of the FedExCup Standings now, so he'll

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Bryce Danielson
Bryce covers the PGA for RotoWire and provides input on the golf cheat sheet. He also contributes to the coverage for NFL, NBA and other sports.
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