All Hail King Henrik, as the playoffs are over and there's only one man left standing Henrik Stenson and to his subjects goes a vintage coke machines he's promised to friends and family to celebrate his victory. And after walking away with the 11.44 million dollar prize money from winning both the Tour Championship and the FedEx Cup he's got a few extra pennies to spend.
The summer of Stenson has been well documented over the past few weeks since he failed to win the Scottish Open in July, finishing third, prior to the British Open. Stenson has only finished outside the top 3 twice, that's almost a three month span which includes; two majors (British & PGA), WGC Firestone, and all four FedEx Cup playoff events. In which he won two the Deustche Bank and Tour Championship it's easy to see who's the hottest golfer on the planet right now.
If there's another player who could truly complete for that title it's, Jordan Speith not Tiger Woods, for the record I support Tiger as POY. Jordan Spieth is having one of the greatest rookie years ever on the PGA Tour, it ranks behind only a few others like say Jack Nicklaus or Tiger, but is still greater than a Keegan Bradley. Whom won twice in 2011 most notably was the PGA Championship, but he also missed 10 of 28 cuts and had just four top tens, including the wins. Spieth has missed only 5 cuts in 23 starts, has one win, three runner ups, and a PGA Tour leading nine top tens. All of which he accomplish without official status on even the Web.com Tour to start the year. And Bradley was a graduate of the Web.com Tour prior to his rookie year meaning he had an idea of what to expect in life on tour. Last September Speith was still a college student going to classes and doing college things. Today he's made 3.8 million, secured a job on tour for the next two years, tee times in the next three majors and he'll be playing in the President's Cup next week. Just like Tiger and the Player of the Year there's no contest for Rookie of the Year.
The Real Video Highlights of the Week:
If you've read any of my previous posts you know I'm a fan of #Duffering, well Keegan brought it to the course, after holing out from the fairway Sunday, with you guessed it Dufner in his group:
As a Canadian I have a certain appreciation for the "playoff beard" who doesn't like to forget about shaving when on vacation, to hide a cold sore (so I'm told), but the best excuse is to keep warm. So when Graham DeLaet started his nasty growth of hair and last weeks crumbs a month ago at the Barclays I supported him. But since he'll be representing all Canadian golf fans at Muirfield Village next week I was very happy to see this:
We started this post with King Henrik and I'll end with the real King Arnold Palmer and the beautiful Kate Upton, if you just turned 83 and have Kate in your foursome you'll always be The King of Golf:
Well kids you'll have to wait until January for more Frozen.Predictions but stay tuned for more Frozen.Fun!