Greg Chalmers hasn’t given us a ton of reasons why he’s primed to win this week. Yet again, he didn’t last year.
Entering his 386th PGA TOUR start at the Barracuda Championship and playing predominantly on the Web.com Tour in 2016, Chalmers broke through for his first win. It took him off the list as the player with the most starts without finding the winner’s circle.
“Just to get back on the PGA TOUR. I can’t tell you how exciting that is,” Chalmers was quoted by the Associated Press. This is a real fork in the road for my career, and it’s in the right direction.”
In his two events prior to the win, the 43-year-old lefty from Australia missed the cut at the Web’s Nashville Golf Open and Air Capital Classic. Maybe it’s a good thing Chalmers missed the cut at last week’s Canadian Open.
A win will make Chalmers the fourth to defend a tournament title in the 2016-17 season. He’d also be the second in as many weeks as Jhonattan Vegas went back-to-back at the Canadian Open.
Chalmers will lean on the formula of fairways and greens to try to win this week. He kept his ball in play last year to give himself plenty of looks at birdie and avoid the big number. Chalmers made no worse than bogey all week.
While his Tour card is safe through next season, a big week can vault Chalmers into the top 125 of the FedEx Cup race.