PGA TOUR – Genesis Invitational
The third “designated event” of the PGA TOUR concluded over the weekend at Riviera Country Club: The Genesis Invitational. The strong field included 19 of the top 20 ranked players in the world and five Team Troon members. Low Team Troon member was Matt Kuchar who finished T8 / -10, seven shots shy of eventual winner and Callaway Golf staffer and John Rahm (who has won 5 out of 9 starts including the Sentry TOC held on the Plantation Course at Kapalua). Gary Woodland also joined Matt within the Top 10 with a T9 finish after posting a four round total of -9. Justin Thomas also finished within the Top 20 after posting a four round total of -5. Congrats Matt, Gary and JT!
- T8 Matt Kuchar: 66-70-71-67 = 274 / -10
- T9 Gary Woodland: 69-68-67-71=275 / -9
- T20 Justin Thomas: 68-73-69-69 = 279 / -5
PGA TOUR – Honda Classic
The PGA Tour goes from the West Coast Swing to the Florida Swing, with the Honda Classic teeing off at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens this week. We have one Team Troon player in the field in Matt Kuchar.
Fun fact: Alex Noren and his family have started to play/practice and enjoy all of the great golf and club amenities at BallenIsles Country Club which is just 2.5 miles from this week’s PGA TOUR stop.
Another BallenIsles/Honda Classic Fun Fact: Ben Silverman, who plays and practices at BallenIsles Country Club received a sponsor exemption to play in this week’s Honda Classic. Earlier this year, the 35-year old professional won the Korn Ferry Tour’s The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic in January and the following week won the PGA TOUR’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-AM with amateur partner Aaron Rodgers. The membership of BallenIsles will have a lot to root for this week at the “Honda”!
Go Alex! Go Ben!
PGA Champions Tour – Chubb Classic
Congrats again to the entire Tiburon Team on yet another successful event. This one being the Chubb Classic where Bernhard Langer captured his record-tying 45th PGA TOUR Champions Title. We feel like the Tiburon Team broke records as well as this event marked the third leg of three professional golf events over a four-month stretch where Tiburón hosted the LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament and PGA TOUR Champions respectively. To our knowledge, no other host venue has accomplished that feat. CONGRATS TEAM TIBURON!
Spotted at Tijeras Creek – Team Troon Member Yealimi Noh
In preparation for the start of the LPGA Tour schedule on the mainland, US, Yealimi Noh is in Southern California getting in practice and prep. This past Monday she practice/played at Tijeras Creek Golf Club and shared a nice “thank you” to the course and Troon to her 55K+ followers on Instagram. Thank you Yealimi for sharing your day with Tijeras Creek and Troon!