This article is part of our Golf Barometer series.
The 2018-19 campaign's fourth and final major is already upon us as Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland is primed to host the Open Championship for the first time since 1951. Meanwhile in the states a field of longshots will tee it up at the Barbasol Championship as the FedExCup Playoffs sit less than a month away, though another WGC event still remains on the schedule. We'll take a look at several fantasy trends and a handful of injury updates as the summer rolls on.
The 24-year-old Spaniard may not own the most promising track record in three career attempts at the Open Championship, but he enters the 2019 edition coming off a win at the Irish Open and as the eighth-ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking. Prior to his victory in Ireland, Rahm made additional trips to the podium with top-3 finishes at the Andalucia Masters and U.S. Open as well. He's fourth in SG: Off-the-Tee, first in proximity from 200-225 yards and 32nd in putting from inside 10 feet.
On the heels of a T2 at the Irish Open, Wiesberger notched his second European Tour victory in as many months on Sunday at the Scottish Open by defeating Benjamin Herbert in a two-man playoff. It's been quite an impressive turnaround for Wiesberger, who's quickly ascended to 40th in the OWGR after dropping as low as 378th in early May. His iron play has been a considerable weapon on the Euro Tour