Where are the Swedes?
Saturday, August 29, 2009
JERSEY CITY, N.J. –Prior to the British Open, Golfweek’s cover screamed, “Where are the Scots?” Scanning the FedEx Cup point standings this morning, I’d argue a similar question could be asked of “What happened to the Swedes?”
None are in the top 99. Interestingly, Daniel Chopra (he was born there), Richard S. Johnson and Fredrik Jacobson are within 24 FedEx points of each other. All are in jeopardy of this being their last playoff start unless they improve into the top 100. They are making a run at it. Johnson and Jacobson both entered the weekend in the top 10, while Chopra rebounded from a first-round 77 to make the cut.
I wonder how closely the Swedish media is following the FedEx Cup playoffs.