Each week on the PGA Tour, there are players who do better than what’s expected and people who come short of what’s expected of them. Here at Pro Golf Now, we call them winners and losers. Here are the winners and losers from the 2021 Tour Championship. Patrick Cantlay – He proved to be unflappable within the final two playoff events and he earned the $15 million prize within the process. He has also made his claim to be PGA Tour Player of the Year. Jon Rahm – He started the week four shots behind and did almost everything he could to catch Cantlay. Alas, it had been not enough as Rahm came up just short. Still, it had been an excellent season for Rahm.
Kevin Na – nobody really saw this coming because the week began but Na worked his high to solo third within the Tour Championship. excellent week for Na against some outstanding competition. Xander Schauffele – Nobody loves East Lake like Schauffele. The Olympic gold medalist closed with a 64 on Sunday to climb into a tie for fourth place. Viktor Hovland – The talented youngster closed with a 65 to climb his way into a tie for fourth. Solid showing for a player who may win this event at some point.
Losers Tony Finau – He entered the week in second place, two shots back of Cantlay to start out . But Finau shot 72 on Thursday, 67 on Friday, 73 on Saturday, and 68 on Sunday to end during a tie for 11th place. Hideki Matsuyama – He opened with a 77 on Thursday to require himself out of contention. He bounced back with a 65 on Friday but his 69-70 weekend left him during a tie for 26th place.
Collin Morikawa – He was in a great position within the FedEx Cup standings heading into the playoffs but never had it during the three postseason events. in the week was no exception. She shot 70-73-68-72 to end during a tie for 26th place. Stewart Cink – The 40-something Cink had a solid season but this wasn’t his week. He shot 72 on Thursday, bounced back with a 68 on Friday, but shot 71-70 on the weekend to end during a tie for 26th place. Joaquin Niemann – Someone has got to finish last and, with the exception of the withdrawn Brooks Koepka, Niemann was that person in the week. Niemann was the sole player to not break par all week. And he played the ultimate round, by himself, in but two hours