July 02, 2014
By Helen Ross, PGATOUR.COM
- Bubba Watson is a two-time winner of the Masters. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. -- Jimmy Walker says he gets teased about holding onto the lead in the FedExCup for so long this year.
"Even my caddie, they've got the bib going on this year, so if you lead the FedExCup, you get to wear the orange bib," said Walker, who has only missed one week this season at No. 1. "So they call him orange bib and superstar, that kind of thing."
There could be a change at the top of the standings this week, though.
Both Walker and the man who ranks second, Bubba Watson, are playing at The Greenbrier Classic this week. The reigning Masters champ, who has two wins this season to Walker's three, trails the leader by 239 points.
First place at The Greenbrier on Sunday is worth 500 points while the runner-up earns 300. The last time Watson could have overtaken Walker was two weeks ago at the Travelers Championship when the Texan was idle.
Walker, though, has an enviable record at The Greenbrier Classic with three finishes of fourth or better in four previous appearances. Watson tied for 30th in his debut last year.