Team Troon on Tour: Aloha Swing, Its HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship Week at Yas Links
Posted on January 18, 2022
by Kris Strauss
Sony Open In Hawaii
The PGATOUR segment of the “Aloha Swing” wrapped up last night with the final round of the Sony Open in Hawaii. Matt Kuchar was the Team Troon representative in the field and he did “represent” well. He put together four solid rounds to finish within the Top 10 at -17, six shy of the Henley/Matsuyama playoff (that was captured by Matsuyama in epic fashion on the first playoff hole). Congrats Matt on a solid week!
T7 Matt Kuchar: 64-65-67-67: -17
Sentry Tournament of Champions
The prior leg of the “Aloha Swing” was the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua’s famed Plantation Course (ranked #1 in Hawaii by Golfweek). Congrats is in order for the entire Kapalua team on a great event that showed well on the global NBC/Golf Channel broadcast. The Ops, Retail and other teams did amazing work (leading up to the event and the week of). The agronomy team worked tirelessly and presented a golf course that both looked stunning and played great. Conditions were perfect for scoring and Team Troon member Justin Thomas took advantage of the great conditions when he broke the Plantation Course record with a 61 on Saturday (which was matched by Rahm and Jones thereafter). Thomas would earn a solid Top 5 position at -25 under. Congrats JT and Congrats to the Kapalua/Troon Ohana!
T5 Justin Thomas: 74-67-61-65: -25
HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship
Its HSBC Abu Dhabi Championship week! After 16 years at one Troon International location in Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the event moves to another Troon International location: Yas Links Abu Dhabi. Yas Links Yas Links Abu Dhabi was designed by Kyle Phillips and is ranked 48th in Golf Digest’s Top 100 in the World. The international field is star studded with defending champion Tyrrell Hatton joined by former winners Tommy Fleetwood, Shane Lowry and Lee Westwood and more (including Viktor Hovland, Ian Poulter and Bernd Wiesberger, Adam Scott, Danny Willett and Henrik Stenson
Team Troon member Colin Montgomerie will be in the field and competing on the DP World Tour for the first time in three years. This marks his 629th appearance in a DP World Tour event (formerly referred to as the European Tour) having won 31 times, including back-to-back Irish Open wins. Go Colin!
Be sure to tune into the event and look for some cool Troon signage on the course at Yas Links…. as Clinton Norris from the Troon International team just shared this image with us this morning. Awesome!
The PGA Tour moves to the “mainland” with the American Express taking place in La Quinta California. Two Team Troon members are in the field in Gary Woodland and Alex Noren. Go Gary and Alex!
The Golf Channel broadcast team had many great things to say about Kapalua and Troon. A cool segment had Steve Sands and Mark Rolfing both sharing some really kind words about the course and Troon. Thank you Steve, Mark and Golf Channel! Watch/listen to the segment:
It’s going to be an exciting week. Good luck to our team at Yas Link Abu Dhabi…and Go Team Troon!