DP World Tour winner to play LIV

Oct, 2022
With Gianni Magliocco, Matthew Vincenzi.
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October 25, 2022

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Golf fans, good morning! Attention now turns to the Bermuda Championship.

1. Closing in at No. 2

…”Rory McIlroy, who won his 23rd PGA Tour win, reclaimed the world No. McIlroy won his 23rd PGA Tour victory and reclaimed the world No.1. He also took home nearly $2 million for winning the CJ Cup in South Carolina.

  • McIlroy has reached the $68 million mark in career PGA Tour earnings. This brings him closer to No. McIlroy is currently at No. 2 on the all time list. McIlroy is currently in fourth place, followed by Vijay Singh (71,236,216), third, and Jim Furyk (71,507.269) second.”
  • “Tiger Woods is Number. 1 with $120.895,206

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2. Rahm “battling swing ideas”

Golf Channel’s Max Schreiber presents this item after Jon Rahm’s T4 win at the CJ Cup …”Why was he not confident with his swing this past week?”

  • Rahm stated, “I was fighting swing thoughts.” Rahm said, “I don’t like to have too much swing thoughts on my approach. I definitely think more than I would want on some shots out there today. It’s not an easy course, but I was still able to execute and play well. I would still be able to win if I could shoot below par comfortably and make a few mistakes.
  • “How did Rahm manage to control his swing thoughts and nearly win the victory?”
  • He said, “It’s just not battling, it’s just uncomfortable.” “I don’t want to think about my swing during a round because I can’t hit 10 balls to fix them, right?” So I try to just play, hit the shots, and execute. Some of them were difficult, but I was able to do a great job. There aren’t many courses that are as slippery as this one, so I would have been able to play it again. But here, you need to be extremely precise.

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3. JYK: Injury struggle

Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols Jin Young Ko used four words, two emojis and a caption on Instagram Monday using four words. Anyone interested in gaining insight into the World No. “The message was clear: 1’s mindset after last week’s withdrawal.”

  • Ko wrote “Accept, Think, Move On”, followed by a twister emoticon.
  • “The BMW Ladies Championship felt like a storm for the World No. 1. After taking two months off to treat a wrist injury, Ko got back to it in the first event she attended in two years.
  • “The player who won tournaments after long breaks instead posted the highest round in her LPGA career, an 80-foot opening round. Ko hit a 10, on the final par 5, while snatching a shot left-handed, and making a lot of trouble at the hole. On Friday, she shot 79 and then withdrew.
  • Golfweek was informed Monday by Ko’s manager that she is still receiving treatment for the left wrist injury. She will try her best to return to Florida in better health next month.

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4. Winner of the DP World Tour makes LIV return

Mike Hall, Golf Monthly Less than two weeks following Adrian Otaegui’s historic win in the DP World Tour’s Andalucia Masters in Valderrama – the Spaniard was named in the field to the season-closing LIV Golf Team Championship in Trump National Doral in Florida.

  • The 29-year old last played in LIV Golf’s inaugural Boston season in September. He finished 45th in the individual competition. After three rounds, it would have been easy for one to think that that would be his last appearance. But that was before he displayed the form of his career with a six-shot win back in his home country.

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5. #longevity

6. A lawsuit in Asheville and an overgrown Ross

Sarah Honosky, Asheville Citizen Times The city filed a lawsuit against Pope Golf, the former operator of historic Municipal Golf Course. They claim that course conditions have deteriorated and property has been destroyed. There are also $340,830 outstanding lease payments to them.

  • “The Buncombe County Superior court filed the complaint on Oct. 4. This was three months after Keith Pope, CEO at Pope Golf, Sarasota, Florida sent a letter to the city attorney advising that it intended to commence litigation over past due lease payments. Some of these have been accruing since 2016.

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7. Carnage!

8. Congaree Tour Report

This note is about bomber Cam Young’s wild week with equipment changes …”Cam Young was on a rollercoaster ride of an equipment week.”

  • Young changed into a Titleist TSR2+ 14.5 degree 3-wood and TSR2+ 5-wood prior to the event. Both of these woods have extremely stiff shafts. On his Scotty Cameron putter, he also changed to a SuperStroke Taxion Flatso 2.0 putter handle. I asked him about Wednesday’s changes and he answered: ”
  • Young stated in his press conference, “Yeah. Just some tinkering.” “The 3-wood, 5-wood, I feel like I haven’t — I don’t hit the 3-wood as often as I should. We were looking to improve the setup to allow me more options. Although I wasn’t great last week I thought the changes made to those clubs worked really well. They worked well for me in the tournament. The putter grip is just that, I am always trying new things and tinkering with things.
  • “If all these changes weren’t enough for you, Young had more gear news during The CJ Cup.”
  • Young felt something was wrong with his driver head Friday so he borrowed a Webb Simpson driver for Saturday’s round. Young swapped out his shaft for the Titleist TSi3 Pro White 70 TX shaft.

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9. Changes at the PGA Tour university

Golf Channel report …” More changes are coming to PGA Tour University. This program was created to offer top college graduates a path to the PGA Tour and to give them status on Tour’s developmental tours.

  • “If approved, the updates will be the most important and direct access to the PGA Tour.
  • “Tour members were informed Monday via their monthly green sheets that two proposals had been submitted to the Tour’s policyboard for approval.”
  • “One proposal would see the No. One proposal would see the No. 1 player in the PGA Tour’s Velocity Global Ranking at completion of the NCAA Championship be awarded a PGA Tour card. One would be able to offer Tour status post-nationals to those underclassmen who have met certain elite benchmarks at both the college and amateur levels.
  • “The policy board will review both proposals in November. The first change, if approved, would take effect immediately. This means that the No. The PGA Tour status will be granted to the No. 1 player from the final ranking after the 2023 NCAA Championship, which will run from June 2023 through the close of the 2022-23 seasons.”

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