Team Troon On Tour: Kuchar & Woodland with Top 10’s at Valero. Plus it’s Masters Week!
PGA TOUR – Valero Texas Open
The PGA TOUR continued their gallop through the Lone Star State for their second stop in Texas, in consecutive weeks. This one being the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio. Team Troon had two players in the field in Matt Kuchar and Gary Woodland and both played very well. At one point during the final round, Kuch was in a four way tie for the lead at -10 with Woodland lurking close behind at -8. Ultimately, Matt Kuchar would finish T2, just two shots shy of eventual first time winner J.J. Spaun. Spaun punched his proverbial ticket to both the Masters this week and Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in nine months. Overall a solid week for both Gary and Matt.
- T2 Matt Kuchar: 67-69-72-69 = 277 / -11
- T8 Gary Woodland: 70-67-72-70 = 279 / -9
PGA Champions Tour – Rapiscan Systems Classic
As shared last week, Grand Bear Golf Club, a VICI Golf property in Saucier, MS played first time host to the PGA Champions Tour Rapiscan Systems Classic. Seventy-eight of the top PGA TOUR Champions players and World Golf Hall of Fame Members, took on this stunning Jack Nicklaus design that is just a short drive from the Gulf Coast destination of Biloxi, Mississippi. Steven Alker cruised to his second victory shooting a 7-under 65 in the final round Sunday to win by six shots with a three round total of -18. Alker fired a course record 62 during the second round to take the lead, and followed it up by playing near-flawless golf to roll to victory.
Coming Up Next Week…a Tradition Unlike Any Other
PGA TOUR – The Masters
The first major of the year is always a good one with The Masters kicking off in Augusta Georgia. It’s hard to explain the Masters to a non-golfer. My default on the best way to describe it, is that …”It’s like the World Series…if it was held at Wrigley or Fenway, every year”. Otherwise, it is hard to explain how special the Masters is and how special Augusta National is to both the players and patrons. Once again, it will be a special week and Team Troon has four players in the field at Augusta National. Team Troon members in the field include:
- Justin Thomas
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Gary Woodland
- Bubba Watson
Interesting item of note: It is Bubba Watson’s 10th anniversary of winning his green jacket in dramatic fashion in a playoff in the 2012 rendition. Tune into Bubba’s social channels (especially Instagram and Twitter) for some great posts/shares commemorating the anniversary of his victory.
The other Team Troon players do have a track record of playing well at Augusta National so look for Team Troon to make some exciting news this week. To that end, below are Team Troon Odds as they sit on Monday, for The Masters, from PointsBet:
Speaking of The Masters, be sure to check out Matt Fitzpatrick’s Augusta inspired golf bag he will be using this week at Augusta National. Look for it to make an appearance on the coverage and via his social channels. Check out a sneak peek preview of his bag via this photo below.
Have a great week…Happy Masters… and Go Team Troon!