6. Patrick Cantlay, -0.35
5. Justin Thomas, -0.47
Cantlay made only five starts, a light post-restart schedule. Although he never finished top five, he consistently turned in credible scores.
His best showing was a tie for seventh at the Workday when his 277 brought him home eight strokes behind Morikawa. Cantlay also tied for 11th at the Travelers, for 32nd at the Memorial and for 35th at the WGC FedEx.
His worst showing was a mid-pack tie for 43rd at the session’s marquee event, the PGA. That was 13 strokes behind Morikawa’s winning score.
If Morikawa wasn’t the restart headliner, than Thomas probably was. He rode a win at the WGC FedEx and a playoff loss at the Workday to the top of the FedEx Cup standings entering the three-week playoff run.
Thomas also tied for eighth at the Heritage, for 10th at the Schwab and for 18th at the Memorial.
In fact, of the 32 players who finished all four rounds at the back-to-back Columbus, Ohio tournaments – the Workday and the Memorial – Thomas, at 559, had the low composite score.
He tied for 37th at the PGA, but like Morikawa his overall rating was sabotaged by a single tournament, a missed cut at the Travelers. But for that one poor week, Thomas would score at the head of the post-restart Tour’s class.