To the World of Troon
PGA TOUR – PGA Championship
It was great to take in action this weekend during our first major of the 2020 year in the PGA Championship. Congrats first off to the champion in Colin Morikawa with his stellar back nine play, earning him his first major. Team Troon was well represented this week/weekend and the low Team Troon player had an interesting (and untold story). Going into the week Alex Noren wasn’t in the field (he was the second alternate). He arrived at Harding Park on Tuesday and was practicing, learning the course (taking part in the Troon Player Development Month Putting Challenge – more on that later) and got word Wednesday he was added to the official field. He parlayed that into four solid rounds (67-69-73-67) for a four under finish to finish T22 (and get more valuable Fed Ex points heading into the upcoming playoffs). Congrats to Alex and all of Team Troon on their solid finishes.
Here is how everyone on Team Troon did at the PGA Championship.
- T22 Alex Noren, -4
- T37 Justin Thomas, -1
- T43 Patrick Cantlay, E
- T58 Gary Woodland, +2
The LPGA Tour continued their restart with the second of two events in Ohio for the Marathon LPGA Classic. Like the week prior Cheyenne Woods was rocking her all Troon bag into weekend play. She played well and posted an even par score for the tournament, earning her a T59 finish.
Speaking of LPGA, best of luck to the ownership and team of Troon Golf associates at Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona, as they are playing host to only the second LPGA Symetra Tour event following the Symetra Tour’s 2020 “restart” in the Symetra Tour Founders Tribute at Longbow. Longbow Golf Club is no stranger to hosting premier competitive events, having hosted the AJGA Ping Heather Farr Classic for 10-plus years, being a past host venue of the LPGA Symetra Tour Gateway Classic, as well as tournaments for the AGA, USGA, NCAA, NJCAA, AJGA, and JGAA. There are some great storylines to the event including two very talented local players who received the host venue exemptions in Sydney Bryan and Ariana Macioce. Look for that story to hit Troon Chronicles this week and best of luck Team Longbow… on what will be great event!
The PGA TOUR goes from the West Coast to the southeast for the Wyndham Championships at Sedgefield CC in Greensboro, NC. Alex Noren is playing well and will be the lone Team Troon member in the field (as many are resting/preparing for the start of the Fed Ex Cup playoffs). Noren is playing great (his last three finishes are T22, T9 and T3) and he looks to climb even further up the Fed Ex points list (Last week he went from 77 to 72). Fun fact about Sedgefield CC: This historic Donald Ross design that has played host to some of the games greats…and was also part of the OB Sports family in 2009-2011…years that set the path for success for both the club and the tournament. Good luck this week Alex!
The Champions Tour had a week off last week and will stay in the Midwest for restart event #2: The Senior Players Championship at Firestone.
Colin Montgomerie will be rocking his all Troon bag at this event,
Following his WGC Victory, Justin Thomas pushed out a great Instagram post that tagged @Troon and his other fine partners. Justin’s Instagram following is approaching 1M as he has 976K currently. Check out the snip below and be sure to follow JT on his social channels…and thank you Justin!
As mentioned at the beginning of this update, while on the practice green prior to the PGA Championship, Alex Noren took part in the Troon Player Development Month Putting Challenge. He posted a stellar score of 69! Clubs, coaches and Troon members/golfers are encouraged to take the putting challenge themselves and post a score (tag your club and @Troon) and we will select lucky winners of a $250 Callaway Gift Card and one of three National Troon Foursome Cards
Check out (and share) the Challenge details at this link on the Troon Chronicles (And also shared on Troon social channels).
Have a great week and GO TEAM TROON!