I’d be remiss without including the highest-ranked player in this week’s field. It’s fitting his name has “summer” in it because that’s when Daniel Summerhays has played his best this season. He’s claimed paychecks in his last six starts.
It’s helped him get in the thick of the FedEx Cup Playoffs chase at No. 128 entering the week. All he’s missing is a high finish. The FedEx Cup points skew toward top-five finishes, which Summerhays lacks.
In fact, his T10 at the Memorial is his best effort out of 16 made cuts in 22 starts.
Still, with a couple career runner-ups and a third place at last year’s PGA Championship, he’s had his chances to win.
With another PGA Championship in sight, Summerhays can let it fly this week.
Summerhays isn’t a birdie machine, but he’ll try to ride his putter (64th in strokes gained) to victory.
This Barracuda Championship start be his first crack at modified Stableford.