PGA FORUM

  • BIF

    Here is some info from PGATour.com on the next event

    COURSE: TPC River Highlands, 6,841 yards, par 70. River Highlands is actually the third layout on this bluff overlooking the Connecticut River, where the game has been played since 1928. Pete Dye gave the site a complete renovation when he arrived in 1982, and Bobby Weed added an upgrade seven years later in consultation with former PGA TOUR pros Howard Twitty and Roger Maltbie. Nos. 15-17 play around a four-acre lake, helping create a finish considered among the most exciting on TOUR. Peter Jacobsen triumphed when the Greater Hartford Open relocated there in 1984, then turned back the clock 19 years later to win it again.

    FEDEXCUP: Winner receives 500 points.

    CHARITY: New England Charities, which has given more than $33 million to various organizations since its formation in 1952. This year’s list tops 180 charities, including the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, The First Tee of Connecticut, Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and the Mark Twain Museum.

    FIELD WATCH: World No. 6 Bubba Watson and Paul Casey, last year’s playoff combatants, head a roster that features 12 of the top 30 in the Official World Golf Rankings. … No. 12 Branden Grace, No. 14 Patrick Reed and No. 15 Louis Oosthuizen also help create a strong top of the lineup. … Jon Rahm, whose share of second at the RBC Canadian Open clinched special temporary status for the rest of the season, is among four freshly minted pros in the field. He’s joined by recent collegians Lee McCoy (Georgia), Robby Shelton (Alabama) and Jordan Niebrugge (Oklahoma State). … Also playing on special temporary status is Bryson DeChambeau, who tied for fourth in his pro debut at the RBC Heritage.

    • 72-HOLE RECORD: 258, Kenny Perry (2009).

    • 18-HOLE RECORD: 60, Tommy Bolt (2nd round, 1954 at Wethersfield CC), Patrick Cantlay (2nd round, 2011).

    LAST YEAR: Watson staved off a fast-closing Casey for his eighth PGA TOUR win, though he needed to go two playoff holes to accomplish it. Watson held a three-shot advantage with five holes left, but a bogey at River Highlands’ 17th hole opened the door when Casey birdied three of his last five to finish off a 65. After both parred the first playoff hole, Casey stumbled on the third play at No.18 when his third shot from a greenside bunker flew the green and landed on a cart path. Watson’s wedge from 160 yards came to rest 8 feet from the hole, setting up the clinching birdie. The victory improved Watson’s record to 5-1 in playoffs, including a three-way playoff at the 2010 Travelers for his first TOUR trimph.

    STORYLINES: Six of the past 10 Travelers winners have made it their first, including four in a row from Watson’s 2010 triumph to Ken Duke in 2013. … River Highlands will feature 56 players who teed it up at Baltusrol for this week’s PGA Championship. With the Travelers in its usual post-U.S. Open slot, three of its past six winners did not play the major a week earlier. … Six players are set to go from River Highlands to Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Tournament, including three-fourths of the U.S. team: Watson, Reed and Matt Kuchar.

    SHORT CHIPS: Just four New Englanders have won in Hartford, though two came back-to-back in 2005 (Brad Faxon) and 2006 (J.J. Henry). The others are Paul Azinger (1987, ’89) and Bob Toski (1953) … In the tournament’s 63-year history, only Phil Mickelson (2001-02) has managed to win it back-to-back. … Actor Kevin Nealon and and ESPN’s Chris Berman top the marquee for the Wednesday celebrity pro-am. That lineup also includes former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie, two-time NBA champion Ray Allen and former UConn basketball coach Jim Calhoun.

    TELEVISION:Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:30 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

    PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups), 3-6 p.m. (featured holes). Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (featured holes).

  • JimKronlund

    @jweed76 said...

    I only saw the missed putt so I was hoping the coverage folks made a mistake. Apparently, the PGA seems to think it was a bogey.

    He had to take a drop so I saw a triple. Unless it was a relief drop.

  • deactivated70770

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    Damn Boo. very disappointed in you so far.

  • depalma13

    Summerhays going to Chappell my lineups this week?

  • Eric2323

    @stlcardinals84 said...

    Bet nobody complains about Saahil’s multi entry this week.

    Had 25% Glover, but was able to get him out of there thanks to your twitter post. Big thanks!

  • smallANDflaccid

    I disagreed with Glover being a good fit this week – I have him in two lineups and missed swapping him – was curious to see if I was wrong/right. Never will know now.
    Not even sure which contests I have him in.

  • noddy

    @depalma13 said...

    Summerhays going to Chappell my lineups this week?

    He’s +1 correct?

  • choppadown

    Didn’t take one guy over 10k this week, feel like my birdie bullet is more cash orientated…

  • deactivated70770

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    ST has Chez with 5 foot eagle putt.

  • whodat2

    @slpanthers24 said...

    ST has Chez with 5 foot eagle putt.

    hope it’s right

  • whodat2

    Since Jacobson went swimming

  • mschu1213

    I guess its just a rule now that ernie els has to he in one of the two pga tour live groups every week he plays.

  • depalma13

    @noddy said...

    He’s +1 correct?

    He got one back, he was +2 thru 3

  • deactivated70770

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    Boo makes a ton of birds they say. First time I have ever rostered him and he is pissing me off.

  • depalma13

    @mschu1213 said...

    I guess its just a rule now that ernie els has to he in one of the two pga tour live groups every week he plays.

    People actually pay money to watch that?

  • JimKronlund

    My jones marino kim LU’s need to keep going low. Their ownership % are all below 1%
    they are matched with Bubba Keopka Kutcher Reed and a couple others.
    Watch who will MC if the low % go low… Murphy’s law.

  • whodat2

    Chez with the eagle!

  • thetitanlb

    @slpanthers24 said...

    And here I thought Boo was a putter. Damn

    Lol yeah. Boo is one of the worst putters on your

  • thetitanlb

    Reavie my ninja

  • reeses

    @depalma13 said...

    People actually pay money to watch that?

    It is wellllll worth the money. For me it’s either no golf Thurs/Fri or all day with Live

  • deactivated70770

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    Wow Boo. One lineup dead. He can’t even hit the greens from perfect position. Of course Chez is with him.

  • amanuel777

    Chevie is the man.

  • Wagner13454

    I swear I watched him his first shot out of bounds, then played his backup shot, hit it wide left, and then hit another one on green then two putted. No idea why they only gave him bogey for his first hole… Summerhays that is.

  • choppadown

    DK updating is lagging.

  • depalma13

    @stlcardinals84 said...

    Bet nobody complains about Saahil’s multi entry this week.

    In horse racing you either get the favorite or you get your money refunded.

    DFS is going to have to start doing this with late player scratches. You either get the highest owned player at the same price point, or you get a refund.

    No one should be punished for this.

  • amanuel777

    Is DK back to the slow as shit updates?

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