Golf is a sport that loves a comeback.
Golf fans are hoping and praying for a comeback from their favorite players like Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and John Daly. With the scent of spring already in the air in parts of the country, it is time to look ahead at possible comeback players to watch in the upcoming year.
Here is a look at the most likely players to return to form on the 2017 PGA Tour.
1. Adam Scott
One player that has a good chance of being one of the best comeback stories of 2017 is Scott.
In 2013, Scott looked to be a player on the rise with four wins on the PGA Tour, including the Masters. However, he has fallen on hard times since then, winning just three tournaments. The good news is that two of those wins were last year, and he has looked to be in pretty good form in the early-going this year.
Scott has mixed up his playing schedule this year in an attempt to chase down another major championship, as his years among the top in the world is starting to reach the end.
2. Martin Kaymer
Martin Kaymer wowed the golf world in 2014 by winning the Players Championship and US Open. It was a remarkable stretch for him.
However, Kaymer has not won a single event since then. He has been trending up in recent months though. He finished seventh at the PGA Championship last year, and has finished in the top-20 in seven of his last nine events.
He has always been a streaky player, and it looks like he is tuning up for another streak in 2017.
3. Ryo Ishikawa
Ishikawa was one of the most promising young golfers in the world in 2009.
That year, he made it into the top-30 at the tender age of 18. He also had a good year in 2010, but the next five years his ranking plummeted. He finished 2015 ranked all the way down at 103rd in the world.
Last year, he began to show he is getting his game back. Ishikawa has won three times over the last 15 months, and he has finished in the top ten in six of his last eight events. At just 25 years old, Ishikawa could be primed to take his place among the stars in the game with an epic 2017 (no pun intended for the Callaway staffer).
4. Jordan Spieth
Some may say that winning two tournaments is anything but a down year, but some would agree that Spieth had a disappointing year last year despite his two victories.
That is, because his 2015 was such a remarkable year for the 23-year old.
When you win two majors in a year, people expect big things from you, period. Spieth may just be ready to add to his major total in 2017. He has been playing very well in recent events, including winning the Australian Open late last year. When he won the Aussie Open in 2014, it sparked him to his phenomenal 2015 season.
Spieth’s recent win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am shows he is ready to tear up the PGA Tour in 2017 and add to his continued success.
— Titleist (@Titleist) February 14, 2017