Written by
Bryan Mullen
Aug 06 2023
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WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va. – It wasn’t the best week for 4Aces GC, but the team remains the hunted and not the hunter. The quartet of Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez and Peter Uihlein leave Greenbrier leading the season-long team standings but finished in last place at The Old White course with a team-total of 19 under.

4Aces has a total of 168 points this season, with second-place Torque GC inching closer with 161 points.

“It's safe to say that our team didn't play the way that any of us are really capable of playing,” Reed said. “There's the reason why DJ only played it once, and just because of me, I always play. I kept on going back, and every time I went back, I love the place, I love Greenbrier, but that golf course, I've never really played that great there. It's just one of those places.”

The tough stretch came on Saturday when the counted scores combined for an even-par total. The team counted scores of 3 over (Johnson), even (Uihlein) and 3 under (Reed).

Consider it a blip on the radar. It was the worst finish of the season for the team, which has two team victories and seven top-five finishes.

“Obviously we didn't play the way we wanted to, but I don't think anybody was mad,” Johnson said.

There are three regular-season events remaining and the top four in the team standings receive a first-round bye at the season-ending Team Championship in Miami.

DUSTIN JOHNSON (-6, 32nd place)

It was a promising start to the week for Johnson, who opened with a 5-under 65. But things went awry on Saturday for the team captain when he shot 3-over 73. But as DJ always seems to do, he bounced back with a solid 4-under 66 in the final round and showed nice form to end on a good note.

Johnson was well above average in fairways hit and greens hit, but his putter let him down.

He stands at No. 8 in the season-long individual standings with 96 points.

PATRICK REED (-5, 37th place)

It wasn’t a roller coaster week for Reed like it was for some others, but the super-low score never came. Reed was under par for all three rounds (69-67-69) and his consistency will continue to help as he and his teammates work to finish on top of the team standings.

Reed is in great position at No. 6 in the season-long individual standing with 102 points.

PETER UIHLEIN (-3, 40th place)

It was almost the same exact situation for Uihlein as it was for Johnson at Greenbrier. At least for the first two rounds.

Uihlein opened with a sizzling 5-under 65 to match his captain’s mark, and Uihlein shot even par on Saturday before recording a 2-over 72 on Sunday.

For the season, Uihlein is holding nicely in 11th place in the individual standings with 78 points.

PAT PEREZ (Even, 45th place)

Just like it happened to Johnson and Uihlein, Perez couldn’t right the ship on Saturday and finished over par with a 74. But he sandwiched that with solid rounds of 2-under 68.

Perez was coming off a seventh-place finish in London, which was his best showing in the four previous events leading up to the tournament at Centurion Club. Perez is 21st in the individual standings with 47 points.


Field ranking in parentheses

Fairways Hit

Perez – 33 (T7)
Johnson – 32 (T10)
Reed – 30 (T18)
Uihlein – 21 (T40)

Driving Distance Avg.

Uihlein – 329.7 (3)
Johnson – 313.2 (T20)
Perez – 296.4 (35)
Reed – 285.0 (44)

Greens in Regulation

Johnson – 45 (T10)
Uihlein – 38 (T38)
Perez – 38 (T38)
Reed – 35 (T43)

Total Putts

Reed – 83 (T5)
Uihlein – 83 (T5)
Perez – 94 (T43)
Johnson – 95 (T45)

Total Birdies

Uihlein – 15 (T12)
Johnson – 13 (T25)
Reed – 11 (T35)
Perez – 8 (T44)