#1 last week with second-longest run of caree von dasg234 22.10.2019 06:38

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- The Ryder Cup is coming to Bethpage Black, and its going to be absolutely bananas. Just imagine a football game crossed with a stock exchange floor under a circus tent. And then imagine trying to play golf in that environment. No, not just golf. The most harrowing, nerve-inducing golf of your life.Unfortunately, none of this is happening for another eight years. Thats nearly a full decade to wonder about all the perils of contesting the biennial nail-biter in the New York-iest of muni courses. Better start clearing your throat now, just in case.This week, theres a nice, little convergence of those two worlds. The infamous Black course is hosting the Barclays, the first of four PGA Tour playoff events. There isnt exactly a Ryder Cup atmosphere in the air, but the upcoming version of that event is serving as an important subplot to these proceedings.This is the last tournament for U.S. players to claim the eight automatic qualifying positions that will constitute two-thirds of the American roster. Five of those spots already belong to Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Phil Mickelson, Jimmy Walker and Brooks Koepka. Those are locked up. Brandt Snedeker and Zach Johnson appear fairly safe in the next two spots. Patrick Reed is firmly on the bubble at No. 8, with J.B. Holmes, Bubba Watson and Matt Kuchar in close pursuit.Then theres Rickie Fowler.It isnt often that the player in 12th place on the points list entering the final week would garner so much attention, but it isnt often that the worlds eighth-ranked player would find himself in this position.Its less statistical anomaly than just two lists based on different numbers, but it still qualifies as a bizarre phenomenon. And it has left Fowler trying to play catch-up in a race to make the team.One hundred percent, he said when asked how much hes thinking about it. Thats the No. 1 priority coming into the year. Id say thats always one of the main goals, for sure, coming into a Ryder Cup year. ... It would be nice to have a chance to make that team without having to get picked.Fowler indeed has that chance this week, but hell need a strong result. So far, hes on the right track, with an opening-round 4-under 67 that left him tied for third, 2 strokes shy of 18-hole co-leaders Reed and Martin Laird.Afterward, he was still thinking about the Ryder Cup.Im thinking about it; the other guys are thinking about it, he said. So if its even on your mind at all, not that its pressure in a way, but its more to think about. I dont mind it. Ive always liked kind of being put up against the wall in a corner and having that on me. Going out, I knew that getting off to a good start today was going to be key. Im in a position where Im kind of put in a corner where I need to either earn my way on the team or at least prove that I should be there.I was excited about getting out there. The game is very close to being really good. Ive had some little glimpses of that with rounds here and there. Good, solid start. thats all we can ask for.Plenty of players talk about wanting to make the Ryder Cup team. Fowler is backing up that talk with his actions.He competed for the U.S. in the recent Olympics for more than simply Ryder Cup-related reasons, though his enthusiasm to represent his country certainly didnt hurt. Then last week, when most of his highly ranked peers stayed home, he played the Wyndham Championship, finishing in a share of 22nd place in an effort to move up the standings.Its a big deal to both of us, explained his longtime caddie, Joe Skovron, and its been a big part of our scheduling as of late. Thats why we went to Wyndham. Weve definitely paid attention to it.Fowler revealed that he hasnt spoken with U.S. captain Davis Love III lately, though he expects to in coming weeks. Whether thats a happy conversation might depend largely on how Fowler plays the next three days.Even though the Ryder Cup wont be here at Bethpage Black for another eight years, its definitely on the mind of many players this week. None more than Fowler.OAKLAND (1-1) at TENNESSEE TITANS (1-1)Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, CBSOPENING LINE -- Titans by 1RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Oakland 1-1, Tennessee 1-1SERIES RECORD -- Raiders lead 28-20LAST MEETING -- Raiders beat Titans 24-21, Nov. 29, 2015LAST WEEK -- Raiders lost to Falcons 35-28; Titans beat Lions 16-15AP PRO32 RANKING -- Raiders No. 16, Titans No. 22RAIDERS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (6).RAIDERS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (32), RUSH (21), PASS (32).TITANS OFFENSE -- OVERALL (22), RUSH (t-13), PASS (22).TITANS DEFENSE -- OVERALL (14), RUSH (14), PASS (t-13).STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Raiders have given up 69 points in first two games. ... Raiders QB Derek Carr threw for 299 yards and three TDs last week. Carr has not been intercepted this season. ... Raiders averaging 470 yards total offense per game. ... RB Latavius Murray has rushing TD in two straight games. ... Amari Cooper caught seven passes for 115 yards in last game vs. Titans. Cooper has six 100-yard receiving games, and Raiders went 5-1 in those games. ... WR Seth Roberts had career-high six catches for 113 yards and two TDs in last game vs. Titans. ... DE Khalil Mack had two sacks in last game against Tennessee. ... Titans rallied from 12-point deficit to beat Detroit, fourrth double-digit comeback in fourth quarter since start of 1999 season and first since 2006.dddddddddddd ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota was 9 of 9 for 74 yards, throwing final pass for winning TD to Andre Johnson with 1:13 left. ... Mariota threw three TDs in last game against Raiders. ... RB DeMarco Murray had 145 yards from scrimmage last week with second-longest run of career at 67 yards. Murray had team-high seven catches last week. ... TE Delanie Walker had six catches for 91 yards in last game vs. Raiders. Walker had six catches for 83 yards and TD vs. Lions. ... WR Andre Johnson is active leader with 1,057 catches and 14,139 yards receiving. ... Titans had four sacks last week. ... Titans have allowed one offensive TD through two games. ... LB Brian Orakpo had two sacks at Detroit. ... Rookie LB Kevin Dodd had first career sack last week in first start. ... Fantasy Tip: Carr threw for 330 yards and three TDs in last game vs. Titans. ... Walker a good play for Titans after tight ends had 180 yards receiving against Oakland last week.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '

Xobor Ein Kostenloses Forum | Einfach ein Forum erstellen