Happy Major Week to the World of Troon,
That’s right… its PGA Championship week and Team Troon is fired up to play well and get the W at Kiawah. But before we get into this week, we first must cover what was an exciting week for Team Troon!
The PGA Tour was in Texas for the AT&T Byron Nelson. Two Team Troon members played well and finished within the Top 25…Matt Kuchar led Team Troon with a -16 four round total netting him a T17 finish. Alex Noren had a solid finish (one shot back of Matt)to finish T21. Noren would be at the top of the leader board after opening rounds of 65-64, but Sunday conditions were tough (as a storm blew into the region), creating some challenging conditions for the final round. Regardless, great job Matt and Alex! Complete details are below:
- T17 Matt Kuchar: 67-66-66-73: -16
- T21 Alex Noren: 65-64-70-74: -15
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Colin Montgomerie would put together some stellar play on the weekend at the Mitsubishi Electric Classic to finish at -5 and in 10th place, five shy of eventual winner Dicky Pride. Good playing Colin!
- T10 Colin Montgomerie: 73-69-69: -5
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Cheyenne Woods and her “all Troon” bag was teeing it up in the Symetra Classic in North Carolina. She strung together rounds of 74-71-71 to finish T17, even, six shots shy of the title/winner. Well done Cheyenne!
- T17 Cheyenne Woods – 74-71-71: Even
Also, Congrats is in order to Cheyenne, who was the medalist at the US Women’s Open qualifying by five shots! The story of her qualifying victory reinforces that you can never give up in this game: A wrong ball penalty on the 7th hole resulted in a two shot penalty and double bogey. For most of us that may be deflating. For her, it fired her up and prompted her to play some inspiring golf. Her two round total of 2 under was five better than her next competitor. A cool read/story on her day was shared by Golfweek CLICK HERE Congrats Cheyenne! We can’t wait to root you on at the US Women’s Open!
Coming up this “Major” week:
The PGA Championship kicks off this week on the Ocean Course at Kiawah, site of the 2021 PGA Championship (captured by Rory McIlroy) and the 1991 Ryder Cup. All current PGA TOUR Team Troon members in the field including:
- Justin Thomas
- Alex Noren
- Matt Kuchar
- Matt Fitzpatrick
- Gary Woodland
Keep an eye out for Matt Fitzpatrick this week. He will be rocking a PGA of America “inspired” bag in white/blue/gold. Under the Troon logo on the side we included: Troon – #1 Employer of P.G.A. Professionals. Yes, for those that don’t know it, Troon and Troon affiliated brands make up the largest employer of PGA Professionals! Thank you to all of the PGA Professionals in our family who work so hard to grow the game, grow the businesses of our clients and grow the strength of our brands.
Following her medalist finish last week, Cheyenne Woods dropped this Instagram post to her 156K Followers and tagged Troon (as well as her other partners). Thank you Cheyenne and congrats again on qualifying for the US Women’s Open!
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Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Arizona will be playing host to the US Disabled Golf Championship! CLICK HERE for story
The Championship will feature United States Disabled Golf Association (USDGA) players with various impairments such as amputees, wounded veterans, blind and partially sighted, Special Olympians, stroke survivors, cerebral palsy, and many others. The U.S. Disabled Open Golf Championship at Longbow Golf Club will be a 54-hole competition taking place May 18 – 20. Golfers set to compete in the 2021 Championship include, Amy Bockerstette of Phoenix. Bockerstette made history this week, becoming the first person with Down syndrome to compete in the National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship at Plantation Bay Golf & Country Club in Ormond Beach, Fla., representing Paradise Valley Community College. In addition, Defending Men’s Champion Chris Biggins; Defending Women’s Champion Grace Braxton; 2019 Seated Champion Mariano Tubio; 2018 Men’s Champion Ryan Brendan; and 2019 Men’s Division runner-up Chad Pfeifer, are all set to compete. The Championship is free for spectators and open to the public.
Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Arizona, in partnership with Barstool Sports, will host the “Let Them Play Classic” – CLICK HERE for story
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass in Chandler, Ariz. will host the “Let Them Play Classic” on Thursday, May 20th and Friday, May 21st. The Let Them Play Classic is a consolation tournament for the Baton Rouge, Louisiana NCAA Women’s Regional which was cancelled on May 12th. The Let Them Play Classic is the creation of Sam “Riggs” Bozoian from Barstool Sports, who after seeing result of the Regional, worked to find a solution to host a tournament in Arizona prior to the NCAA Women’s Championship Finals. Riggs and the Barstool Sports team are currently working with the NCAA and school officials from Oregon State, Houston, Miami FL, North Texas, Purdue, Mississippi State, Tulsa, Sam Houston State, Kennesaw State, East Tennessee State, Jacksonville State and Quinnipiac on travel arrangements and compliance regulations. In order for the event to meet compliance standards, the players must compete as “unattached individuals,” though they will be allowed to wear team gear and can be identified as playing for their team. An individual title will be awarded, but any team competition at the Let Them Play Classic will be unofficial.
Best of luck Longbow Golf Club, Whirlwind Golf Club and Go Team Troon! It’s gonna be a great week!