Ranking the biggest disappointments on the PGA Tour this season

By | July 10, 2024

Ranking the biggest disappointments on the PGA Tour this season

 

From  winning six tournaments in 10 starts to Xander Schauffele getting the major championship monkey off his back, there have been some brilliant performances on the  in 2024. We’ve also seen our fair share of disappointments.

Let’s rank the five players having the most disappointing seasons on the PGA Tour

Homa has eight top-25 finishes in 16 starts and notched a T3 at the Masters for his best-ever major finish, but his 2024 campaign hasn’t been good enough for his lofty standards.

Homa established himself as an elite golfer last season. He won three times worldwide, rose to No. 5 in the Official World Golf Ranking and finished the year with eight straight top-13 finishes, but he couldn’t carry that momentum to 2024. Homa has recorded only three top-10 finishes this season, and the closest he’s been to the winner has been five shots.

Zalatoris missed most of last season after undergoing back surgery, and it’s been a struggle for him to find his old form. The rising star found a groove with three top-10 finishes in the span of five starts early in the season, but he’s only gone downhill since then.

Over his last eight starts, Zalatoris has two missed cuts and hasn’t finished better than T41. The 27-year-old withdrew from the Rocket Mortgage Classic in his most recent start due to a sore back, so he’s likely looking forward to a full offseason in which he can heal up for a bounce-back year in 2025.

Let’s rewind to this time last year. Hovland finished T13 at the Open Championship then rattled off back-to-back wins at the BMW Championship and the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup. At that point, the Norwegian was the No. 4 player in the OWGR and a popular pick to win his first major in 2024.

After a dominant run to finish 2023, Hovland mysteriously split with his longtime swing coach and started to struggle as a result. He didn’t finish better than T19 in his first six starts of the season, and he reverted back to one of the worst chippers on the PGA Tour. Hovland showed some signs of life at the PGA Championship with a solo third, but he then missed the cut at the U.S. Open due to a poor short-game week.

After a solo third at The Sentry and a T6 at the WM Phoenix Open to start the year, it looked as if  was on his way to a great season. Yeah, not so much.

The three-time major champion has five missed cuts and recorded only one top-25 finish in his last 15 starts. Despite having a strong season with the driver, Spieth has been wildly inconsistent with his iron play and short game. The competitive killer who knocked down every 20-footer he looked at no longer exists.

Spieth hasn’t won on Tour since April 2022, and he’s not going to end that streak anytime soon the way


he’s playing

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