Justin Thomas (left) and Webb Simpson top the list of contenders for player of the year. Photo: Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images
With seven events remaining in the PGA Tour season, among the questions to be answered is: "Who will be player of the year?"
It’s a two-man race at the moment between Justin Thomas and Webb Simpson but with a WGC event, the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup playoffs remaining, it’s what happens from here that will determine the player of the year.
Both Thomas and Simpson have won twice in this pandemic-interrupted season and both have been consistently superior. Thomas has eight top-10s in 13 starts while Simpson has six top-10s in nine starts. Had Thomas won the Workday Charity Open rather than spitting a three-stroke lead with three holes remaining he’d be the clear front-runner.
Bryson DeChambeau seems intent on making himself part of the POY discussion, but he hasn’t helped his beloved branding recently with his confrontation with a cameraman at the Rocket Mortgage event and his petulant reaction ...
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