The FedEx Cup playoffs have appeared on the horizon. The Barclays are slated to begin at Ridgewood Country Club in New Jersey August 21. Among the top 125 golfers in the FedEx Cup standings who will fill out the field in the season's first playoff event, one golfer is hotter than Frank Nobilo and Brandel Chamblee during a discussion of Tiger Woods' golf swing.
While we can all agree that a certain Rory McIlroy is significantly, significantly hotter than any other professional club swinger at present, the golfers who are best approaching his searing pace can be debated.
We'll use an assessment of each golfer's average finish from his last three starts to determine where he fits in this list. After all, we're talking about the playoffs here, and you need to know whom to invest your limited energies in rooting for.
Who are the golfers closest to tugging at Rory McIlroy's cape? Read on to see.
+Stats courtesy of PGATour.com