By the time most of Australia has gotten out of bed and finished brekkie, the featured grouping of Jason Day, Patrick Reed and Dustin Johnson will either, have finished or be close to finishing their first rounds of the 2016 BMW Championship, the third tournament in the USPGA’s FedEx Cup Playoff series.
Day remains atop the world golf rankings at number one, but Reed overtook him for the number one position in the FedEx standings courtesy of his victory in The Barclays, the first of the four-tournament FedEx Cup series.
Day has over a 100-point edge on world number two Dustin Johnson and the two are locked into a close contest for PGA Player of the Year honours.
Patrick Reed is currently ranked number eight in the world. He is one of those golfers who, when his name is mentioned, often draws quizzical expressions and the one-word question, “Who?,” but he is also one of those golfers who can quietly string together birdies and post low-60s rounds over the course of a tournament. He has parlayed those abilities into fourth place on the season money list, trailing only Day, Johnson and Adam Scott.
One thing is certain, the three golfers are certain to produce some golf pyrotechnics as they make their way around the Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, just outside Indianapolis.