Jordan Speith comes up short

Jordan Spieth won’t be getting a Tour Championship invite but he will be getting a slap on the wrist.

The 25-year-old will miss the final event of the FedEx Cup playoffs for the first time in his career next week after just barely falling short of finishing in the top 30 in the FedEx Cup standings — and in the process will be violating a Tour rule.

According to the PGA Tour’s Strength of Field Regulation, if a player plays 25 events in a season, he need not add any new events to his playing schedule. If he plays less than 25, then that player must play add a start to his schedule that he hasn’t played in the last four years. The Tour Championship would have been the 24th event of Spieth’s season.

For failing to satisfy the Strength of Field Regulation, Spieth is set to receive either a fine of more than $20,000 or a three-tournament suspension; the Tour will determine which penalty will be assessed.

When asked for comment by GOLF.com Monday, the PGA Tour offered: “Regarding Jordan — like any issue where a player is found to be in violation of a PGA TOUR Regulation, the PGA TOUR will handle directly with that player and have no additional comment.”

Tiger goes back to old putter, another top 10 finish

When Tiger Woods makes a putter change it’s a seismic deal, especially when he goes back to the putter he won 13 of his 14 majors with. Woods’ Scotty Cameron by Titleist Tiger is a Newport 2 style made from German stainless steel and is 35.25 inches long with a standard lie angle. The club’s markings include a single sight dot and a red "cherry dot" on both the face and in the back cavity. The putter also has a blank sole, with "Tiger" engraved on the left bumper and "Woods" on the right bumper. The club features a Ping grip with the “Ping” name blacked out and was re-shafted twice over its first 10 years.

Tiger Woods putting
Tiger Woods

Is Tiger ready for his first win of the season? If he has that first win at the Tour Championship next week it will be one of the biggest golf comeback stories since Hogan.