(What the hell is YOTTO? Read about it here.)
See full YOTTO Index here.
- You know your YOTTO is on the aggressive side when a T20 dents your overall mark. But that’s what happened to Jimmy Walker this past week. His overall mark of 300 is still insanely good, well ahead of Tiger’s gold-standard of 263 in 1999. It’s still the story of 2014.
- A month ago or so it looked like Zach Johnson, Harris English and Chris Kirk were going to be the ‘It’ guys coming out of the Reach-around/West Coast swing. And while each are definitely having ‘nice’ to ‘extremely nice’ seasons, it’s been two relative heavyweights, DJ and Bubba, that have asserted themselves on the YOTTO Index and in the Media spotlight.
- Specifically, Bubba is charging hard (he ranked 200th five weeks back) with a T2 at PHX and Win at Riv. DJ isn’t so much charging hard as banking hard–all he does is cash large checks (Win at HSBC, T6 Hyundai, T2 Pebble, and 2 at Riv). We mentioned it last week and will say it again, don’t be surprised if 2014 isn’t looked back upon as the true emergence of DJ as a legit top-5 player in the world and veritable threat to win every time out, including majors. His YOTTO mark of 206 would rank 3rd-best since 1991. Walker feels like Icarus, DJ feels like a guy making a world-class leap.
- Most intriguing name on the YOTTO Index week to week continues to be Ryo (from Sergio) Ishikawa. He’ll turn 23 in September (yeah, I can’t believe it either) and obviously is mega-talented. He’s finally starting to put together results to match the hype, though, which is good to see. He has four top-25’s in eight events, including a T2 (Shriners) and T7 (Farmers). He certainly has a long way to go to reach many expectations, but at least he’s finally on his way it would seem.