Once again, Masters Week failed to disappoint, with yet another exciting week all the way around. Congrats is in order to Hideki Matsuyama for being the first Japanese player to claim a major victory. It will be exciting to see how his victory impacts a country that is already super passionate for the game of golf. Related to Team Troon, three current Team Troon members played into the weekend with Justin Thomas leading the team with a T21 finish, followed by Matt Fitzpatrick at T34 and Gary Woodland at T40. Congrats to all and we are confident that they will be ready to contend in the next major (the PGA Championship at Kiawah). Complete Team Troon results are as follows:
- T21 – Justin Thomas 73-67-75-73: E
- T34 – Matt Fitzpatrick 74-70-73-73: +2
- T40 – Gary Woodland 73-72-75-72: +4
Coming Up This Week:
We have TWO nationally televised events taking place in Troon-affiliated locales this week!
Kapolei Golf Club to Host The LPGA Lotte Championship! Cheyenne To Tee It Up!
The Troon Golf managed Kapolei Golf Club on the island of Oahu, Hawaii is playing host to the world’s best female golfers in the LPGA Lotte Championship. Not only will Race to CME Group Points leaders Nelly Korda, Lydia Ko and Lexi Thompson be in the field (along with two time defending champion Brooke Henderson and Kia Classic champion Inbee Park)… but so will Team Troon member Cheyenne Woods! Go low this week Cheyenne, the world of Troon, and our team at Kapolei Golf Club is pulling for you!
The event will be aired on the Golf Channel Wednesday – Saturday (Saturday is the final round to accommodate a Sunday finish in the Far East). Tune into the action at the following times (all times are EST):
- APRIL 14 7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
- APRIL 15 7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
- APRIL 16 7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
- APRIL 17 7:00 – 11:00 P.M.
PGA Champions Tour
Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples is set to host the PGA TOUR Champions’ Chubb Classic presented by SERVPRO, April 12 – 18. The Chubb Classic marks the third professional event Tiburón has hosted in five months following last December’s QBE Shootout, which featured golfers from the PGA TOUR, and the LPGA Tour’s CME Group Tour Championship. Unlike the QBE Shootout and CME Group Tour Championship which were played on Tiburón’s Gold Course, the 2021 Chubb Classic will be contested on the Black Course at Tiburón. Many of the game’s legends will be competing for the $1.6 million purse, including former major champions Bernhard Langer, Fred Couples, Retief Goosen, Mark O’Meara and Mike Weir, as well as World Golf Hall of Fame and Team Troon member Colin Montgomerie.
The PGA TOUR moves over to Harbor Town for the RBC Heritage. Team Troon members in the field include:
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Matt Kuchar
- Alex Noren
Cheyenne Woods dropped a cool Insta-Story to her 155k followers during her practice round at Kapolei Golf Club in advance of the LPGA Lotte. Thank you Cheyenne!
As shared last week, we got Matt Fitzpatrick set up with a cool “Masters inspired” golf bag for the week. He shared a cool photo with us of it at Augusta National…which we pushed out via social…and Matt Retweeted it to his 87K followers. Thank you Matt!
Best of luck to the Kapolei and Tiburón Ohanas this week on a great events…and Go Team Troon!