Major season is in the rearview, and the PGA Tour season is winding down as summer days drag on. With just three tournaments remaining before the beginning of the FedEx Cup Playoffs, it’s time to look at five players who have been disappointing so far this season.
Kevin Streelman – The two-time PGA Tour winner hasn’t gotten back into the winner’s circle since 2014, so there isn’t high expectations for the 43-year-old. However, Streelman was inside the top 50 in the official world golf rankings but has fallen outside the top 100 to 104.
A solo second two weeks ago at the Barbasol Championship could be a sign that Streelman’s game is turning the corner. Streelman has just six top-25 finishes in 24 events this season.
Justin Rose – A former no. 1 player in the world and 2013 U.S. Open winner, Rose has been up and down this year, cracking the top 10 just twice over 16 starts. The 2018 FedEx Cup Champion withdrew from the Open Championship right before the opening round with a back injury.
The 41-year-old is 89th in the FedEx Cup standings and 50th in the world. Rose has been rumored to be entertaining the LIV Invitational Golf Series offer to join the breakaway circuit.
Rickie Fowler – The next great golfer has become an afterthought amongst his peers as time rolls on. The 33-year-old five-time PGA Tour winner continues to battle, finding consistency in his golf game from round to round.
Fowler needs a big week at the 3M Open as he currently sits at 129 in the FedEx Cup standings. The top 125 players lock up their cards and advance to the playoffs, which Fowler failed to do last season.
While he has made 11 of 18 cuts, Fowler has just three top-25 finishes and one inside the top 10. The best weekend was a T3 at the CJ Cup in October.
Webb Simpson – Simpson picked up a pair of victories in 2020 but hasn’t found his way back to the winner’s circle since. A major champion and President’s Cup participant, the 36-year-old has seven career PGA Tour wins.
Similar to Fowler, Simpson has cashed in on 1 of 17 events but hasn’t made much noise on the weekends. He’s got just one top-10 finish, a T8 at the RSM Classic, this year. In recent action, Simpson has failed to make the cut in three of his last four events.
The 72nd player in the world is safely in the playoffs, currently at 115 but will need a strong performance over the next three weeks to be sure of a playoff bid.
Collin Morikawa – The two-time major champion has been the biggest disappointment this season, given his past success. Morikawa has had persistent issues with his putter and hasn’t been able to play to the level we’ve grown accustomed to seeing.
After five straight top-10 finishes in the fall, Morikawa has just pair in 2022. He finished fifth at the Augusta and U.S. Open but missed the cut at the Open and tied for 55th at the PGA Championship.
Currently, at eighth in the world, we expected more this season from the 25-year-old after his torrid start to the season.