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How Spieth, Day, McIlroy Are Playing Entering The PGA Championship

Coming into the 2016 season Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Rory Mcilroy, labeled golf’s Big Three, had combined to take home five of the last seven majors, and the only direction for them to go was up.

 
But 2016 hasn’t been kind to the trio at the majors, as none of them have even sniffed a victory besides Spieth (which he’d like to forget).

And on top of that, they’re now known as the Big 4 – thanks to Dustin Johnson’s red hot streak.

But that doesn’t mean their seasons have been completely lost.

Here’s a look at how each has performed in their last six events.

Jason Day

 
Day has a win in his last six starts, but has been a little up and down as of late. The world number one only has one finish outside the top 25, but by Day’s standards, it could be better.

Day’s Last 6 Events

1st – PLAYERS Championship – $1,890,000
27th – Memorial Tournament – $59,075
8th – US Open – $247,806
3rd – WGC Bridgestone – $449,250
22nd – Open Championship – $69,113
14th – RBC Canadian Open – $95,056

Wins: 1
Top 5s: 2
Top 10s: 3
Total Money: $2,810,300

Jordan Spieth

 
Spieth also has a win in his past six starts, back in late May at the Dean & Deluca. But recently, besides a tie for third in Akron at the WGC, Spieth’s results have been extremely disappointing.

Spieth’s Last 6 Events

18th – Byron Nelson Championship – $91,980
1st – Dean and Deluca – $1,206,000
57th – Memorial Tournament – $18,955
37th – US Open – $46,170
3rd – WGC Bridgestone – $449,250
30th – Open Championship – $51,488

Wins: 1
Top 5s: 2
Top 10s: 2
Total Money: $1,863,843

Rory Mcilroy

 
Victories on the PGA Tour have been eluding Mcilroy lately, although he did win the Rory McIlroy Foundation’s Irish Open on the Euro Tour. Besides a missed cut at Oakmont, he’s been knocking on the door with four Top 10s in his last six tour events. It’s hard not to think Rory is due for his first PGA Tour win since May of 2015 (at the Wells Fargo).

Rory’s Last 6 Events

10th – The Masters – $230,000
4th – Wells Fargo – $287,437
12th – PLAYERS Championship – $212,625
4th – Memorial Tournament – $334,687
MC – US Open – $0
5th – Open Championship – $310,798

Wins: 0
Top 5s: 3
Top 10s: 4
Total Money: $1,375,547

Will one of the three be able to put an exclamation point on the 2016 majors and grab a win at the PGA Championship this week?

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Brian Thibodeau

Brian researches, produces, and contributes content for Pro Golf Weekly.

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