John Deere Classic & Scottish Open Recaps: Looking Ahead to Next Week
John Deere Classic & Scottish Open Recaps: Looking Ahead to Next Week

This article is part of our Weekly Recap series.

It's always a tough call when wrapping up tournaments played the week before a major because as soon as they're over, everyone has moved on to the major, in this case the Open Championship at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland.

But we did have the John Deere Classic, won by Dylan Frittelli, and the Scottish Open, won by Bernd Wiesberger. While Frittelli's win is closer to home for U.S. golf fans, Wiesberger's is the more critical to review heading into this week.

Wiesberger is perhaps the hottest player going, he of the world ranking of almost 400 just two months ago but now 40th. It's off his career-best – that would be 23rd some four years ago – but still, wow.

After missing much of last year with a wrist injury, the 33-year-old Austrian has won twice in the past two months, beginning with the Made in Denmark tournament on the European Tour in mid-May. In between Denmark and Scotland, Wiesberger was eighth in Belgium, 16th in Munich and co-runner-up just a week ago at the Irish Open. He'd never had a stretch like this before, and the win on Sunday at the Renaissance Club in North Berwick was the biggest of his career.

We ranked him 49th in the Majors Value Meter for the Open Championship, which was published before the Scottish Open. We'd obviously move him higher now. But how high? Let's first take a look at his Open history. Hint: It isn't pretty. Wiesberger's been

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Len Hochberg
Hochberg covers golf for RotoWire. A veteran sports journalist, he contributes to Sports on Earth and was an editor and reporter at The Washington Post for many years.
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