After starting the season at No. 99 in the World Golf Rankings, he's climbed to No. 7, and regardless of how he performs this week he'll be the points-standing leader when the Tour Championship commences on Sept. 20.
Frank Fitzpatrick has been an editor and writer at the Inquirer since 1980. A onetime beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles, and Penn State football, he also has covered nine Olympics. A 2000 Pulitzer Prize finalist, he now focuses on sports projects for the Inquirer and Daily News and writes a Sunday column.