The Popup Player of the Day is an effort to acknowledge the efforts of those players who give us those, “That’s Pretty Good!” moments when we first skim the top of the leaderboard; it’s a surprise that they are up there that high and yet, there they are.
In time, hopefully the list will grow long enough that other players deep in the process can take comfort in knowing that what they are trying to accomplish is, indeed, possible.
2014 – 2015
Justin Thomas, 61, T1, 2nd round, Sony Open in Hawaii, Waialae CC, Honolulu, Hawaii
2013 – 2014
Morgan Hoffman, 62, 63, finish, BMW Championship, Cherry Hills CC, Denver, Colorado
Mo Martin, 72, 1, 4th round, Ricoh Women’s British Open, Royal Birkdale, Southport, U.K.
Ben Crane, 63, 1, 1st round, FedEx St. Jude Classice, TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee
Dori Carter, 64, 1, 2nd round, Kia Classic, Aviara Golf Club, Carlsbad, California
Andrew Loupe, 63, 1, 1st round, AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, Monterey Peninsula C.C.
J.J. Henry, 60, 1, 1st round, Shriners Open, TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas
Roberto Castro, 63, 1, 1st round, The Players Championship, TPC Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra
Derek Ernst, 67, T1, 1st round, Wells Fargo Championship, Quail Hollow, Charlotte, NC
Lizette Salas, 62, P2, 4th round, LPGA LOTTE Championship, Ko Olina Golf Club, HI
Steve Wheatcroft, 67, 67, 36-hole lead, Shell Houston Open, Redstone Golf Club
Scott Langley, 62, 1, 1st round, Sony Open in Hawaii, Waialea CC, Honolulu, HI
Charlie Beljan, 64, 1, 2nd round, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Classic, Palm Course, Orlando, FL
Tommy Gainey, 60, 1, 4th round, McGladrey Classic, Seaside Course, Sea Island, GA
Marco Dawson, 62, T1, 1st round, McGladrey Classic, Seaside Course, Sea Island, GA