Team Troon on Tour: Noren with a T3 Finish, New Team Troon Member on Champions Tour
Posted on July 28, 2020
by Kris Strauss
Your Team Troon on Tour recap and what’s ahead…
Results From Last Week
The PGA TOUR was in Minnesota last week for the second edition of the 3M Open. The lone Team Troon member playing in this past week’s event was Alex Noren…and did he play well! He finished tied for 3rd after two 66’s on the weekend got him to -16 under…just two shy of eventual winner Michael Thompson. This event was huge for Noren as he jumped from #116 in Fed Ex Points to #82. This jump was important in that the shorted PGA Tour season has the Fed Ex Cup playoffs teeing off in just three short weeks with the
The Northern Trust at TPC Boston (Aug 20-23)…an event where only the top 125 on the Fed Ex Points list get in. Noren’s strong weekend finish puts him (and the other 5 Team Troon PGATOUR professionals) in great position to have a solid playoff run. Congrats Alex.
T3, Alex Noren, -16
The PGA TOUR has two events this week with both the WGC World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis, TN and the Barracuda Championship Tahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood) in Truckee, CA.
Team Troon players in the WGC World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational
Team Troon in the Barracuda Championship
Yes! The LPGA Tour is finally back as the ladies get started this week as well…with the LPGA Drive On Championship being contested in Toledo, Ohio. Like the restart of the PGA TOUR, this event will be played with no spectators or pro-am, and with players, caddies and staff undergo testing for COVID-19, all while maintaining social/physical distancing. Golden Age golf course architecture aficionados will also appreciate the return of the LPGA Tour in that it will be played at the Donald Ross designed Inverness Club, site of next year’s Solheim Cup and former host venue of four U.S. Open’s and two PGA Championships.
Best of all Cheyenne Woods and her all Troon bag will be in the field, competing in this LPGA Tour event (and next week’s as well).
Also restarting this week will be the PGA TOUR Champions Tour with The Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills G&CC in Grand Blanc MI…Making his restart debut on the Champions Tour (after dropping 40 lbs during quarantine) is a leaner/fitter, longtime “friend of Troon” and World Golf Hall of Famer: Colin Montgomerie! While a press release will be forthcoming this week, Colin is the newest addition to Team Troon. He will be carrying an “All-Troon Bag” this week at the Ally Challenge (like Matt Fitzpatrick and Cheyenne Woods). Colin arrived in the US a few weeks ago and spent the last two weeks working on his game at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples Florida! Thank you Team Tiburón for taking such good care of this newest member of Team Troon!
More Colin Montgomerie Fun Facts:
He has won 7 times on the Champions Tour (including 3 majors)
He is in the World Golf Hall of Fame
He is an eight time member of the European Tour’s Ryder Cup (He has never lost in a singles match. He holds a win-lose-draw record of 20–9–7)
He was the captain of the European team at the 2010 Ryder Cup at Celtic Manor. On 4 October 2010, Montgomerie led the European team to victory, 14½ to 13½
Matt Fitzpatrick was using his off week to prepare for this week’s WGC event at The Falls Club, a Troon Privé managed private club in Lake Worth Florida! Matt shared this post on his Insta story to his 84,000 Instagram followers. Thank you to The Falls Team for taking such good care of Matt for his practice sessions!
Thank you for all you do. Continue to be safe/healthy…be sure to reshare/retweet and use #TeamTroon for additional engagement…and GO TEAM TROON…this week now on the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour AND The Champions Tour!