All Matthew Wolff does is collect top-fives at majors. The last time we saw the 21 year old was a few weeks ago when he was the 54-hole leader. Wolff couldn’t fend off Bryson DeChambeau, but he was the only other player to finish at par or better to claim solo second.
This was just a month after he was T-4th at the PGA Championship thanks largely to a scorching Sunday 65 that very well could have been even lower.
The former Oklahoma State Cowboy has made his last five cuts, all of which were top-50 or better. The 2019 3M Open champion hasn’t won in 2020, but he did finish solo second at the Rocket Mortgage Classic (behind DeChambeau, again).
Wolff looked good at his Shriners Hospitals for Children Open debut in 2019. Rounds of 67-68-69-65 netted him T-18th. He isn’t always the most accurate driver but found 75 percent of his fairways to help him finish second in the field in strokes gained off the tee (4.872).
The youngster was ninth on the PGA Tour last season in driving distance (311.6) and will be pulling driver often this week. His approach stats don’t jump off the page, but there’s anecdotal evidence at some of these big events that show how he can flag hunt when his game is on.
Wolff is already going to be a trendy pick next month at the Masters. Might as well add some more hype with a win at TPC Summerlin.