The tour heads to Dallas for Lord Byron’s tournament where all eyes will be on hometown hero and world number 2 Jordan Spieth, who looks to bounce back from last week’s missed cut at the Players. Another player in the field looking to bounce back is rookie Bryson DeChambeau, who has missed the cut in his past two starts after his t4th at the RBC Heritage. Spieth & DeChambeau will be joined by Dustin Johnson and 8 more of the world’s top 30.
What happened last year…
Heavy rains forced the tournament officials to alter TPC Four Seasons from a par 70 to a par 69, changing a par 4 into a short par 3 and allowing Steven Bowditch to set the tournament scoring record on his way to his second PGA Tour title. It will be a big surprise if Bowditch is able to defend his victory due to his 2016 form, which has seen his scores in the 80’s more often than the 60’s.
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Today marks the final round of the NCAA Regional Golf Championships where the nation’s best college golfers are battling to qualify for this year’s national championship. There are 5 regional sites (Tuscaloosa, Tucson, Stillwater, Franklin and Kohler), each with 5 qualifying spots for their top-finishing teams. Follow all the action with live scoring here.
Tiger plunks a couple
While making a media appearance for the upcoming Quicken Loans Championship at Congressional C.C., Tiger Woods didn’t give any further details about a return to Tour. He did hit some shots, however… very poorly. Woods hit three 100-yard wedge shots for the cameras, all of which found the drink. His excuse? He didn’t warm up.
The European Tour heads to former Ryder Cup site, the K Club, for their flagship Irish Open event. Tournament host Rory McIlroy headlines the field along with Danny Willett, defending champion Søren Kjeldsen, Lee Westwood and nearly every other top European player.
How data is impacting golf
On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal put together a piece about the emergence of data and analytics in golf. Things are moving beyond Mark Broadie (the pioneer of the strokes gained statistic) and into more in-depth and personalized analysis. Early adopters like Danny Willett, Brandt Snedeker and of course Bryson DeChambeau are using the information to help select schedules, develop course strategies and even read greens. Take a look at what DeChambeau is doing (and trying to do) with numbers here.
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