The most well attended golf tournament in the world in the WM Phoenix Open put golf center stage (to golfers and non-golfers alike) in Scottsdale, Arizona …the city where Troon began in 1990. Team Troon was well represented at what is commonly referred to as “The Greenest Show on Grass” or “The People’s Open”. Alex Noren was low Team Troon member with a solid T6 finish at -14, just two shots shy of the playoff with Cantlay and eventual winner in Scottie Scheffler. Justin Thomas (with a dramatic chip in on 16 and birdie on 17 in the final round) would finish T8 after posting a solid 66 final round. Playing in his first WM Phoenix Open, Matt Fitzpatrick would play very well for the week to earn a Top 10 finish (also donning his favourite Sheffield United kit…aka jersey on Saturday on 16). Fan favorite Bubba Watson also contended (and early in his final round was on the front page of the leaderboard). Bubba would finish -11 for a solid T14 finish.
In total it was great to see FOUR Team Troon membership finishing within the Top 15! Really great playing Team Troon!
- T6 Alex Noren: 67-68-67-68 = 270 / -14
- T8 Justin Thomas: 67-70-68-66 = 271 / -13
- T10 Matt Fitzpatrick: 70-68-67-67= 272 / -12
- T14 Bubba Watson: 67-69-68-69 = 273 / -11
PGA TOUR – Genesis Invitational
The PGA TOUR slides back over to California for the Genesis at Riviera CC. Team Troon members in the field include: Matt Fitzpatrick, Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas and Bubba Watson. Go Team Troon!
PGA Champions Tour – Chubb Classic
The first PGA Champions Tour event on the “mainland” USA tees off this week on “Troon Turf” in the Chubb Classic at Tiburon Golf Club at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort. Fun Fact: Tiburón Golf Club is the only golf facility in the world to host LPGA Tour, PGA TOUR Champions and PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournaments over a three-month stretch. The Chubb Classic this week…then prior to that, they hosted the QBE Shootout (December 10 – 12). A few weeks prior to that, they hosted LPGA’s season ending CME Group Tour Championship (November 18 – 21). The CME Group Tour Championship and QBE Shootout are both played on Tiburón’s Gold Course, while the Chubb Classic will be contested on the Black Course at Tiburón.
Team Troon member Colin Montgomerie makes his 2022 PGA Champions Tour debut at Tiburon rocking his all Troon bag. Go Colin!
DP World Tour
While not Team Troon related per say, congrats is in order to the entire team at Al Hamra Golf Club in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. The team just completed an amazing feat of hosting TWO back-to-back DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) events! The Ras Al Khaimah Classic last week, captured by Ryan Fox and the Ras al Khaimah Championship presented by Phoenix Capital, which was won by Nicolai Højgaard. The action for both events was televised in global fashion. We know that team worked tirelessly not only the past two weeks, but also during the weeks leading up to the event…and for that: THANK YOU. Also props/praise to the Al Hamra Golf Club team for incorporating some great Troon marketing during their Ras Al Khaimah Classic. One example is below: