Golf Barometer: Groovy Gary
Golf Barometer: Groovy Gary

This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.

The conclusion of the year's fourth and final major tournament signals a shift of focus to the upcoming FedExCup playoffs, while this week's Wyndham Championship serves as a final chance for much of the Tour's lower-ranked players to secure a spot in the field for the Northern Trust. Last week was a doozy with Tiger Woods making a bold Sunday charge before an unflappable Brooks Koepka won his third major championship, inching closer and closer to overtaking Dustin Johnson at No. 1 in the Official World Golf Ranking. We'll turn our attention to several fantasy trends on Tour with the major schedule behind us.

VALUE RISING

Gary Woodland

Woodland's 10-under total of 130 strokes during the first two days at Bellerive CC broke the PGA Championship's 36-hole scoring record as he entered the weekend in the lead. He failed to maintain such a torrid pace, but ultimately posted his best career finish in a major tournament as he tied for sixth. Woodland had never finished better than a T12 in his 27 previous major appearances, while he's now placed T6-T17-T22 in his past three starts at the PGA, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and RBC Canadian Open.

Adam Scott

Scott was the field's biggest riser in the FedExCup standings at the completion of the PGA Championship, as his third-place finish launched him from 120th to 70th heading into the playoffs. He ranked third among the field in SG: Tee-to-Green and sixth in scrambling at Bellerive CC, while he's now back inside of the

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Bryce Danielson
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