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PGA Tour Player of the Year vote ‘could be referendum on how [players] view FedEx Cup’

September 23, 2015

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“PGA Tour players might be voting on more than just their player of the year,” Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press writes in assessing the Jordan Spieth vs. Jason Day debate. “Depending on how the Tour Championship unfolds this week at East Lake, the vote could also be a referendum on how they view the FedEx Cup.”



Day’s caddie, mentor, teacher and friend Col Swatton expects even more from his charge than becoming No. 1 in the World Ranking. “I think he can be another Greg Norman or even another Tiger Woods in the sense he can dominate his competitors, I think he is that good a golfer,” Swatton tells Ben Everill of the Australian Associated Press.

“Kevin Kisner owns such a detailed personal history at the Masters Tournament that even the most pertinent details are hazy these days,” ESPN’s Jason Sobel writes in this story on Kisner’s breakthrough year that has earned him a start at Augusta. “He attended his first when he was 8 years old -- or maybe 10. He's been there 35 different times -- or possibly closer to 50. For a guy who grew up in Aiken, South Carolina, just 20 minutes from Augusta National Golf Club, Kisner has plenty of memories from golf's mecca. One substantial experience, though, is noticeably missing: He has never played in the tournament. That will change next year.”

“On the Golf Channel in America on Sunday morning, they showed a promotional clip for the Payne Stewart Award…about two youngsters out on the golf course,” Martin Dempster of the Scotsman writes in assessing the Solheim Cup “gimme controversy.” “Not only were they having fun but it also showed them displaying good etiquette by first raking a bunker, then replacing a divot. It was a timely reminder about the importance of etiquette in the sport.”