Long Standing Tradition and a Shaky Leaderboard on The PGA Tour
The Colonial Country Club was the birthplace of this week’s tournament Crowne Plaza Invitational.
Starting in 1946 the venue has not changed making it the longest course to host a tournament in the history of the PGA Tour.
Defending champion Zach Johnson has his eye on grabbing another plaid jacket here. Feeling fairly confident after he won last year and set a Colonial record after shooting 21 under 259.
Another contender is Adam Scott who is looking to nab the Texas Grand Slam. Trying to put in his winning collection all the Texas PGA tournaments including the Shell Houston Open, HP Byron Nelson Championship, Valero Texas Open, and this week’s Crowne Plaza Invitational.
The sleeper players include the rookie players have been falling off the leaderboard like flies recently in final rounds of tournaments but may have a shot at sticking up there this week. Rickie Fowler had a great first round almost making a course record of 61 under par but finished at 63. The ever present debate of new guns versus the establishment has always been a prevalent force of drama on Tour this season. However, this has only proved huge breakdowns from young gun players like McIlroy at the Masters.
The Volvo World Match Play Championship is also stirring feathers and leaderboards this week.
As the highly publicized event where yet again the world ranked #1 golfer could change if Luke Donald, Martin Kaymer, or Lee Westwood have anything to say about it.
Westwood is currently in the top position but with Donald and Kaymer are both on his heels.
One person who isn’t climbing up in the rankings is Tiger Woods who after a year of a half of not winning is falling out of the top 10. Westwood knocked him out of the coveted #1 slot last November. This is the first time Tiger will be out of the top 10 since 1996. He was a staple on the leaderboard and for 632 weeks he remained at the #1 position the longest any golfer has accomplished.