This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
The many distractions that might accompany a week in Las Vegas didn't restrict a handful of competitors from reaching the 20-under-par mark at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open as TPC Summerlin remains a relatively elementary challenge on Tour. Sixty entrants finished at 10-under or better for the tournament, while a playoff duel between Patrick Cantlay and Kevin Na provided plenty of drama late Sunday afternoon. Meanwhile in Europe, a marquee name earned medalist honors on native soil as the Race to Dubai heats up. We'll now take a look at several trends from a fantasy perspective during the fall series.
A recent missed cut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship proved to be a major fluke for Rahm, who had finished T13 or better in nine consecutive starts dating back to the U.S. Open prior to the MC in Scotland. His rebound effort was brilliant this past week at the Mutuactivos Open de España as Rahm played his final 36 holes in a collective 36-under-par, surging to a five-shot victory. The 24-year-old has now overtaken the No. 1 spot in the European Tour's Race to Dubai while proving he's more than deserving of top-5 honors in the Official World Golf Ranking.
The Canadian fell one stroke shy of forcing a playoff with Cameron Champ at the Safeway Open, but Hadwin maintained his positive momentum at TPC Summerlin where he fired an eight-under 63 on Sunday and ascended 17 positions into a tie for