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PGA Tour heads to Quail Hollow, Champions gets first major

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PGA Scenic tour heads to Quail Hollow, Champions obtains initially significant

PGA TRIP

WELLS FARGO CHAMPION

Website: Charlotte, North Carolina.

Training Course: Quail Hollow Club. Yardage: 7,521. The same level: 71.

Cash prize: $8.1 million. Champion’s share: $1.458 million.

Tv: Thursday-Friday, 2-6 p.m. (Golf Network); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Network), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

Safeguarding champ: Max Homa (2019).

FedEx Mug leader: Justin Thomas.

Recently: Sam Burns won the Valspar Champion.

Notes: Max Homa needed to wait 2 years for his very first PGA Scenic tour title protection since the competition was terminated in 2014 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. … The area includes 10 of the leading 15 worldwide, headed by Justin Thomas at No. 2. … Thomas won the PGA Champion at Quail Hollow in 2017. … Jordan Spieth is not playing, suggesting he has actually removed 4 weeks given that the Masters. … Rory McIlroy slid to No. 15 worldwide, his cheapest position in 11 years. He was off recently, servicing his video game at house with English swing trainer Pete Cowen. … This is the last week to complete amongst the leading 70 in PGA factors (an unique PGA Scenic tour cash checklist) to ensure entering into the PGA Champion. … The competition will certainly relocate to the TPC Avenel Farms outside Washington following year since Quail Hollow is organizing the Presidents Mug. … Phil Mickelson is playing after missing out on the cut recently at Innisbrook. He has actually gone 16 successive competitions outside the leading 20. He is No. 115 worldwide, his cheapest position given that the week of the 1993 PGA Champion won by Paul Azinger.

Following week: AT&T; Byron Nelson.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/

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PGA TRIP CHAMP

AREAS CUSTOMS

Website: Birmingham, Alabama.

Training Course: Greystone Golf & CC. Yardage: 7,277. The same level: 72.

Cash prize: $2.4 million. Champion’s share: $360,000.

Tv: Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Network); Saturday-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Network).

Safeguarding champ: Steve Stricker (2019).

Charles Schwab Mug leader: Bernhard Langer.

Recently: Mike Dam won the Insperity Invitational.

Notes: This is the very first of 5 majors on the PGA Scenic Tour Champions. It was terminated in 2014 due to the pandemic. Steve Stricker won his very first elderly significant at the Regions Practice 2 years back. … This is the just elderly significant that does not use an exception right into a PGA Scenic tour occasion. … Mike Dam is coming off his very first win on the PGA Scenic Tour Champions. … John Daly remains in the area after losing on an opportunity to win in Houston recently by striking right into the water on the 18th opening when linked for the lead. … Bernhard Langer returned to the top of the Charles Schwab Mug standings recently, surpassing Kevin Sutherland. … It has actually been ten years given that 5 various gamers won the 5 elderly majors. The champions in 2011 were Tom Lehman, Tom Watson, Olin Brown, Fred Couples and also Russ Cochran. … Langer will certainly attempt to expand his elderly document with a 12th significant. … The competition formerly was kept in Arizona and also Oregon till relocating to Alabama in 2011. … Jack Nicklaus won this significant 4 times in a period of 7 years.

Following week: Mitsubishi Electric Standard.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/champions.html

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LPGA TRIP

HONDA LPGA THAILAND

Website: Chonburi, Thailand.

Training Course: Siam CC Pattaya (Old Training Course). Yardage: 6,576. The same level: 72.

Cash prize: $1.6 million. Champion’s share: $240,000.

Tv: Thursday-Sunday, twelve o’clock at night to 4 a.m. (Golf Network).

Safeguarding champ: Amy Yang (2019).

Race to CME World leader: Nelly Korda.

Recently: Hyo Joo Kim won the HSBC Female’s Globe Champion.

Notes: This is the 2nd and also last quit on the very first Asia swing of the LPGA Scenic tour. The 3rd occasion following week in China has actually been terminated. … Hyo Joo Kim won recently for her very first LPGA title in 5 years. Yet she didn’t play the LPGA in 2014 while coming through the pandemic in South Korea, and also she won two times and also made the cash title on the Oriental LPGA. … Kim went up 2 areas to No. 7 worldwide, providing South Koreans 4 of the leading 7 areas in the ladies’s globe position, consisting of the leading 3 in Jin Youthful Ko, Inbee Park and also Sei Youthful Kim. … None of the leading 3 is playing today. … ANA Ideas victor Patty Tavatanakit plays in her house nation for the very first time given that ending up being a significant champ. She is amongst 10 Thais in the 72-player area. … For the 2nd straight week in Asia, Danielle Kang is the only North American from the 7 in the leading 25 worldwide that is playing. … Jessica Korda and also Lexi Thompson are previous champs. Korda established the competition document at 25-under 263 in 2018.

Following competition: Pure Silk Champion on May 20-23.

Online: https://www.lpga.com/

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UNITED STATES GOLF ORGANIZATION

PEDESTRIAN MUG

Website: Juno Coastline, Florida.

Training Course: Seminole GC. Yardage: 7,256. The same level: 72.

Tv: Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Peacock), 3-5 p.m. (Golf Network).

Safeguarding champ: USA.

Collection: USA leads 37-9-1.

Last time: The USA grabbed 8 factors from 10 songs matches on the last day to defeat GB&I;, 15 1/2-10 1/2 at Royal Liverpool.

Notes: This is the very first time Seminole Golf Club is organizing the Pedestrian Mug. It initially had actually an aired occasion in 2014 when Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler and also Matthew Wolff played a charity suit throughout the pandemic. … GB&I; has actually not won on American dirt given that 2001 at Sea Woodland in St. Simons Island, Georgia. … Cole Hammer, John Pak and also mid-amateur Stewart Hagestad return for their 2nd straight Pedestrian Mug look. Alex Fitzpatrick of England is the only returning gamer for GB&I.; … Nathaniel Crosby is attempting to come to be the very first U.S. captain to have back-to-back winning groups given that Pal Marucci in 2007 and also 2009.

Following time: Old Program at St. Andrews in 2023.

Online: https://www.usga.org/

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EUROPEAN TRIP

CANARY ISLANDS CHAMPION

Website: Tenerife, Spain.

Training Course: Golf Costa Adeje. Yardage: 6,816. The same level: 72.

Cash prize: 1.5 million euros (U.S. $1.8 million). Champion’s share: 250,000 euros (U.S. $300,000).

Tv: Thursday-Friday, 7-10 a.m. (Golf Network), Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to noontime (Golf Network).

Safeguarding champ: New occasion.

Race to Dubai leader: Billy Horschel.

Recently: Dean Burmester won the Tenerife Open.

Notes: This finishes 3 successive weeks in the Canary Islands of Spain, and also the 2nd straight week on the very same program. … South Africans have actually won the last 2 competitions. … In 12 competitions on the European Scenic tour this year, the champions consist of 4 South Africans, 4 Americans, 2 Englishman and also one victor each from Japan and also France. … Alejandro Tosti remains in the area. He was the runner-up in the inaugural Latin American Amateur Champion. … Garrick Higgo at No. 66 is the highest-ranked gamer in the area. … The European Scenic tour mosts likely to England following week, and also besides the U.S. majors, it will certainly remain in Europe till October.

Following week: Betfred British Masters.

Online: https://www.europeantour.com/european-tour/

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KORN FERRYBOAT TRIP

SIMMONS FINANCIAL INSTITUTION OPEN

Website: University Grove, Tennessee.

Training Course: The Grove. Yardage: 7,300. The same level: 72.

Cash prize: $600,000. Champion’s share: $108,000.

Tv: None.

Factors leader: Stephan Jaeger.

Recently: Paul Barjon won the Huntsville Champion.

Following week: See Knoxville Open.

Online: https://www.pgatour.com/korn-ferry-tour.html

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OTHER TRIPS

Japan Golf Scenic Tour: Japan Athletes Champion, Nishi Nasuno CC, Tochigi, Japan. Safeguarding champ: New occasion. Online: https://www.jgto.org/pc/TopPageEng.do

Sunlight Scenic Tour and also Obstacle Scenic Tour: Measurement Information Pro-Am, Fancourt GC, George, South Africa. Safeguarding champ: Christiaan Bezuidenhuit. Online: https://sunshinetour.com/ and also https://www.europeantour.com/challenge-tour/

Japan LPGA: Globe Ladies Champion Salonpas Mug, Ibaraki GC (East), Ibaraki, Japan. Safeguarding champ: Hinako Shibuno. Online: https://www.lpga.or.jp/

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