Speaking of a lot of starts without a win, enter Martin Fores. He has a long way to go to catch Chalmers’ 386, but he’s hitting No. 165 this week at the Barracuda Championship.
Based on recent form, he could have a chance to buck the trend. Flores was in the final pairing Saturday at the RBC Canadian Open before fading to a tie for 19th.
Nonetheless, he’s creeping toward the FedEx Cup Playoffs fueled by five made cuts in a row. He was a co-leader after one round two weeks ago at the Barbasol en route to a T18. If he can piece together four low rounds, Flores isn’t far off from a win.
Flores’ way of getting it done isn’t far off of Chalmers. Both are solid putters (Flores is 53rd in strokes gained in 2017) and give themselves plenty of looks. Flores is a shaky driver, but is good enough with irons to recover on a course that’s middle of the pack in difficulty (26th/51 in scoring on Tour). Flores is 11th on Tour in greens in regulation. In this format, he can pick his spots to be aggressive with the flat stick.