No baseball this week. I promise.
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No. 1 – Nobody (Up 988 spots from last week) – There are a handful of players sniffing around the top spot in both the men’s and women’s professional game right now but none are separating themselves. Therefore, it goes to nobody. That said, Scottie Scheffler is the best tee-to-green player in the world right now. It’s very fun to watch.
No. 2 – Battles (Up 882) – It’s been a while since we’ve had a true, weekend long, knockdown, dragout competition between some of the game’s elite players. For obvious limited field reasons, pretty much everyone in the top 10 of the Tour Championship is an intriguing name to follow this weekend. As mentioned in the top spot, I don’t consider anyone to have the men’s game by the throat right now. Scottie is obviously the best until he reaches the putting surface, but the flat stick has been such a hindrance that he cannot excuse it any longer. Watching Scheffler, Hovland, and Collin Morikawa contend at East Lake this weekend is must-see TV for those who enjoy ball-striking excellence and putting mysteries.
On the women’s side of things, we have a very similar situation at the CPKC Women’s Open. Lilia Vu recently grabbed the No. 1 spot in the Rolex Ranking, but no one would consider her as the dominant force in women’s golf. That leaves the door open for someone like Nelly Korda or Jin Young Ko to regain that top spot, or for Linn Grant and Rose Zhang to prove that they are worthy of being mentioned in the top tier of the game. None of this will be decided at the Canadian Open, of course, but a heated contest between two of the aforementioned names would be a good start.
No matter which event you watch this weekend (you should watch both), you’re likely to see two of the game’s best go head to head down the stretch. As golf fans, that’s all we can ever ask for, and yet it’s not something we have gotten recently. Let’s hope we get it this weekend.
No. 11 – Gabi Ruffels (Up 44) – Three Epson Tour dubs on the season and is again proving that she can compete on the LPGA Tour by contending at the Canadian Open. Next season could be a big year for the 2019 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion.
No. 987 – Significant others that don’t care about fantasy football (Down 980) – It’s draft season.
No. 1,622 – Handshakes (Down 1,345) – We need to hear from Joe Buck and Troy Aikman as soon as humanly possible.
An all-time handshake on MNF featuring new Commanders owner Josh Harris pic.twitter.com/rOI9y8j4dh
— Wesley Splain (@SPLAIN_IT) August 22, 2023
No. 1,811 – Washing machines (Down 1,553) – This is not to suggest that you stop using washing machines. However, if you are a washing machine, specifically one that is anywhere near the PGA Tour, it’s been a rough go for you. Three straight weeks of very sweaty men needing to clean their clothes and Atlanta may get even hotter this week. God speed, washing machines.
DFL – The staggered start Tour Championship (No change) – Stop it. Get some help.