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  • whodat2

    When: June 20-23

    Where: Cromwell, CT

    Course: TPC River Highlands | A par 70 playing at 6841 yards

    Last Year’s Winner: William Chezney Reavie at -17

    Last Year’s Cut: -2

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  • lfn1992

    Guys – Connecticut isn’t Georgia. Monahan is going to cancel the tournament. New York, New Jersey and Connecticut just announced travel restrictions from high-COVID threshold states. I can’t see the state of CT allowing the tournament to go on.

  • ifthethunder

    So about those gophers: I had one Koepka lineup out of 14. I’m turning it into a Morikawa + all midrange lineup. Collin was a letdown on Sunday, but I don’t see this as a reason not to go back to him.
    ~

  • starstx

    @BIF said...

    Further to caddies and them getting the virus

    The PGA Tour issued a stern warning to caddies after the Schwab at Colonial as they were not following the social distancing protocols they put in place – a member of the Tour said a week ago on the PGA Tour radio. He said they were happy with the players but many caddies were not following the plan. The problem is the caddies (many of them) stay 2-4 in a room and travel together and go eat together – they don’t travel with the private chefs some players do.

    Maybe I am naive … the PGA and PGA players are fairly wealthy … the tournaments have a hefty purse each week … with everything going on … you are telling me someone can’t pay for these caddies to have their own room and meals delivered right now? This seems asinine. I earlier stated it seems like they are being proactive … but this would be an example to me of not being proactive.

  • monarch

    Can they do a better job logistically isolating the caddies? What I mean is that if a caddy tests positive prior to the event than that alone shouldn’t disqualify a player. I agree once the event starts but the caddies should have zero interaction with the players until Thursday in my opinion.

  • mgravity

    I too am in Florida but just got back from 5 weeks crossing the country and back again. Pretty neat going to Bandon Dunes when almost no one is there and Yellowstone at about 20% capacity !

  • starstx

    WHOOP WHOOP – 1st time I heard about Whoop Technology

    Koepka has maintained a strict lockdown of his team during the first three events back on Tour, staying together with a chef in rented homes and leaving only to go to the golf course or get tested. The only occasion on which a member of the team left that bubble was on Monday, June 15, when Elliott joined McDowell and Comboy at the funeral of a close friend in Orlando. According to McDowell, Comboy now believes he may have been exposed to the virus during a commercial flight he took two days earlier on June 13 from Dallas to Orlando after the Charles Schwab Challenge.

    McDowell confirmed to Golfweek on Wednesday morning that he has again tested negative for coronavirus.

    Koepka says his girlfriend Jena Sims and his chef are being tested Wednesday at the golf course. Based on the results, he will decide if they return home to Jupiter, Florida, today or need to quarantine in Hartford. “I’d rather be safe than sorry,” he said. All members of Koepka’s team plan to get tested regularly in the coming days.

    The positive tests for Elliott and Comboy come as a blow to the PGA Tour, which has also seen two players test positive—Nick Watney last week and Cameron Champ, whose result and WD was announced yesterday. On Wednesday it was revealed that the Tour is distributing over 1,000 Whoop devices to players and officials to monitor their health. It was Whoop technology that initially alerted Watney to his status.

  • ifthethunder

    @AdamBski said...

    How much Bubba is too much Bubba??

    I’m at 8 of 14 lineups currently. I think that is too much. It’s not that there aren’t quality choices in the same range, it’s that I think Bubba is such a good fit here. It’s hard for me to take him out.
    ~

  • noddy

    @Pboy987 said...

    Is Max Homa any good keep landing on him

    I hope so. I have a good bit of him.

  • MACKTYSON

    Phil just tee off his practice round, if hes practicing, they ain’t cancelling.

    https://twitter.com/Golfweek_Dusek/status/1275830725653250050/photo/1

  • starstx

    In an email to players on Wednesday morning, PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has outlined changes to the circuit’s safety measures.

    “While we have been thorough in developing and implementing our comprehensive health and safety plan for our Return to Golf, we need to use these developments as a wake-up call as well,” Monahan said in the email. “As a Tour, we continue to learn from an operational standpoint and are making several adjustments.”

    Those adjustments include the following:

    • Going forward, those who travel via the tour-procured charter will be subject to the arrival testing procedures (nasal swab), in addition to the pre-charter test.

    • Player instructors will be added to the on-site testing protocol (i.e. “the bubble”).

    • Beginning next week, the tour-sponsored fitness trailer will be on-site in an effort to further control the environment where players interact (i.e. you would be discouraged from going to off-site gyms., etc.); additionally, all occupants of the fitness trailer will be required to wear a face covering for the entirety of their time in the trailer.

    • The tour’s stipend policy has been updated to specify that a player will not be eligible if he has tested positive for COVID-19 after not following the safety protocols outlined in our Participant Resource Guide.

    Monahan also emphasized that the onus falls on those involved, saying, “We need you to do your part,” the email said. “To further reinforce what was communicated in the letter you received last night from PAC Chairman Charley Hoffman and your Player Directors, you MUST adhere to our safety protocols to minimize the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.

    “As a reminder, practice social distancing; do not access the clubhouse or other indoor facilities on site until you have received your negative test results; no fist bumps or high fives; wear a mask if/when social distancing is not possible; keep your interaction with others—both at the course and otherwise—to a minimum.”

    Failure to comply, Monahan continued, will result in disciplinary action.

  • monarch

    Yes to Max no to Bubba for me. I also think Course History is even less important for this event than it was for Colonial or Harbor Town.

  • Sleazygreazy

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    Please don’t cancel!! I have two $555 FD Monster tickets this week. If they cancel this tournament you can kiss baseball goodbye

  • noddy

    @monarch said...

    Yes to Max no to Bubba for me. I also think Course History is even less important for this event than it was for Colonial or Harbor Town.

    I don’t know man. 7 of Bubba’s 8 rounds since the break have been 69 or less and he loves it here. Fade at your own risk.

  • jss1218

    Rumor is the tournament is being canceled. Just a rumor but supposedly Monahan is on his way to CT. So thoughts are it is to cancel the event. Which would really suck!

  • ifthethunder

    @monarch said...

    Yes to Max no to Bubba for me. I also think Course History is even less important for this event than it was for Colonial or Harbor Town.

    Paul Casey begs to differ, sir! A shame that he hasn’t played yet…or is it? It makes him wild card. So I’ll have him in a couple.
    ~

  • MACKTYSON

    @jss1218 said...

    Rumor is the tournament is being canceled. Just a rumor but supposedly Monahan is on his way to CT. So thoughts are it is to cancel the event. Which would really suck!

    You’re like an hour late with that rumor bruh.

  • bigez952

    Bob Harig is now reporting on Twitter that he doesn’t get the sense that the PGA plans to cancel. Who would have guessed that this would be the new weekly Wednesday sweat to see if golf will actually be played.

  • byo34

    @jss1218 said...

    Rumor is the tournament is being canceled. Just a rumor but supposedly Monahan is on his way to CT. So thoughts are it is to cancel the event. Which would really suck!

    Fake news!

    He is just gonna go over the guidelines and talk about player discipline if they fail to follow them.

  • monarch

    @noddy said...

    I don’t know man. 7 of Bubba’s 8 rounds since the break have been 69 or less and he loves it here. Fade at your own risk.

    I came to this conclusion today.

    This tournament is always played the week after the US Open. These guys tailor their seasons towards the US Open…try and peak physically and with their games for a run at the US Open. Guys like Koepka, DJ, Rory all the best players.

    Then there is Bubba who is one of the worst US Open players ever. He almost always misses the cut then he strolls into TPC River Highlands for his personal US Open and does well quite often with mostly all of the best players either taking the week off or clearly not making this event their priority.

    Well now its different. This tournament has the attention of all the best players and they are mostly all playing it. That’s why I reject Course History this week in particular.

  • ifthethunder

    @jss1218 said...

    Rumor is the tournament is being canceled. Just a rumor but supposedly Monahan is on his way to CT. So thoughts are it is to cancel the event. Which would really suck!

    Until it is cancelled, I’m going assume it’s on. Out of our control, you know. But yes, going back to nothing but eSports and DK sims is not fun to contemplate.
    ~

  • timusbr

    @lfn1992 said...

    I can’t see the state of CT allowing the tournament to go on.

    This is something I didnt take into consideration and upon reflection of your earlier comments its was always in your thoughts if not specificly spelled out.

  • lfn1992

    Guess there’s nothing to do but wait until 2pm. I think they cancel because the CT governor will pull rank.

  • reeses

    Fingers crossed this is true but hopefully this presser is to just cover enhanced guidelines/updates

    https://twitter.com/brianwacker1/status/1275837621072277504

  • jss1218

    @bigez952 said...

    Bob Harig is now reporting on Twitter that he doesn’t get the sense that the PGA plans to cancel. Who would have guessed that this would be the new weekly Wednesday sweat to see if golf will actually be played.

    Yeah, i figured that. My fault. Just upset at a potential cancellation I guess so posting stuff that apparently has already been discussed.

  • Mheff31

    Golf is the only sport I can see realistically having a shot during this pandemic. NBA & NHL might work for finishing this season but next season they won’t be able to keep these players in bubbles so chances of them having a season next year are low without a vaccine.

    I don’t think MLB or NFL will make it out of the preseason so lets all hope golf can figure it out.

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