This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
With one major per month now on the schedule from April through July, the in-between events can feel a little less captivating after the displays Tiger Woods and Brooks Koepka put on during their primetime victories this season. This especially rings true when names like Xander Schauffele, Rickie Fowler, Bryson DeChambeau and even Jon Rahm all fail to advance to the weekend as original favorites at Colonial CC. Peeking over at the Charles Schwab Challenge leaderboard, it's not all a disappointment as you'll find Jordan Spieth hovering near the top as he continues to drain every putt he stands over no matter the distance. We'll now take a look at several fantasy trends around the PGA Tour along with a few disappointing injury developments down in Fort Worth.
Heading into the Charles Schwab Challenge this week, Piercy had compiled a 68.67 scoring average over his previous 12 rounds, which included a 76 at the difficult Bethpage Black. He followed back-to-back top-3s at the RBC Heritage and AT&T Byron Nelson with a T41 at the PGA Championship, ascending to 18th in the FedExCup standings. Piercy ranks eighth on Tour in GIR percentage, 17th in driving accuracy, 21st in putting from inside 10 feet and 27th in birdie average.
Dating back to a top-5 result at the Masters in April, Simpson has been humming along with four consecutive top-30s. He's gained an average of 4.3 strokes tee-to-green over his last 10 tournaments while he also ranks