This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
The season's final World Golf Championships event precedes next week's PGA Championship as the Tour's schedule ramps up with the FedExCup playoffs quickly approaching in late August. Last week, we saw Dustin Johnson bounce back from a missed cut at the Open Championship to secure his third win of 2018 at the RBC Canadian Open as he retained his No. 1 spot in the Official World Golf Ranking. We'll now take a look at several fantasy trends on the PGA Tour as players begin their final pushes for positioning inside of the top-125 in the FedExCup standings.
Schauffele was a member of the final group at the Open Championship as he held a share of the 54-hole lead in just his sixth career major appearance. The second-year cardholder ultimately failed to keep up with Molinari, but a runner-up finish at Carnoustie vaulted Schauffele to a career-best 18th in the Official World Golf Ranking. He's finished T6 or better in three of his last seven starts and ranks top-25 in the FedExCup standings.
The EIGHT-time WGC-Bridgestone Invitational champion snuck back into the top-50 of the OWGR just in time to earn a return trip to Firestone CC, having posted top-six finishes in his past two starts at the Open Championship and Quicken Loans National. Woods hasn't appeared at the Bridgestone since a withdrawal in 2014, but he currently ranks sixth on Tour in SG: Tee-to-Green and 10th in scoring average.
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