Team Troon on Tour: US Open 2020 Edition
While Bryson DeChambeau was bombing his way towards his first major (in dominating fashion), Team Troon was making their presence heard with some solid play at a tough Winged Foot edition of the U.S. Open. Low Team Troon was the #3 ranked player in the world, one Justin Thomas. Justin was the first round leader after a solid 65 but ultimately would finish T8 at +6. Alex Noren was also in pursuit of Bryson and had some exceptional play on Saturday (and a lot of great TV time) posting a solid third round 67. Noren ultimately would finish inside the Top 20 at T17, followed by Patrick Cantlay who finished at +15.
Team Troon finishes were as follows:
- T8 Justin Thomas, +6
- T17 Alex Noren, +8
- T43 Patrick Cantlay, +15
The PGA Champions Tour was in the Monterey Peninsula at Pebble Beach Golf Links for the PURE Insurance Championship. Colin Montgomerie finished T55 at +5.
PURE Insurance Championship
- T55 Colin Montgomerie, +5
The week prior, coming off his 10 day rest (playing/practicing at Pine Canyon in Flagstaff and Troon North in Scottsdale, Colin played quite well at the Sanford International in Sioux Falls, SD. Colin was in the top 5 early in the tournament, and ultimately would finish T25 at -6.
- T25 Colin Montgomerie, -6
Cheyenne Woods was in action on the LPGA Tour at the Cambia Portland Classic and would be edged just out of weekend play after opening rounds of 74-73 put her just three shots off of the cut line.
The PGA TOUR heads to the Corales Punta Cana Championship and much of Team Troon is taking a breather this week, refreshing and recharging after a grueling U.S. Open. The PGA Champions Tour has a few weeks off before the SAS Championship October 9-11. A similar break is under way on the LPGA Tour as the next event on the schedule is the Shoprite LPGA Classic…on Troon Turf at Seaview Hotel & Golf Club! We know the team is working hard to put on another great event where the defending champion is Lexi Thompson. Go Team Seaview!
In advance of the Portland LPGA event, Cheyenne Woods was playing/practicing on the East Coast and spent some time at the Troon Privé-managed, Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, New Jersey. She dropped a great Instagram post at Springdale saying thanks and plugging the club to her 150K Followers.
Even though Matt Fitzpatrick did not make it to weekend play at the US Open, his eagle early in the week got some great social reach (and great coverage of his all Troon Bag). This highlight was pushed out by Golf Channel via their Facebook/Social Channels. Golf Channel’s Facebook page alone has 746,869 Likes!
Other Tour News (and Future Tour News)
The week prior to the U.S. Open, our team at Silverado Resort did a great job preparing the course and playing a big part in the success of the Safeway Open (won by Stewart Cink). The Golf Channel released viewership results from this year’s event and they were impressive. Some highlights are below:
- Live coverage of the Safeway Open on GOLF (412k avg viewers) was up +140 % YOY, the 2nd most-watched live coverage at this event behind only 2011 (when Tiger Woods was in the field).
- Early Round coverage on GOLF was up +170% YOY, the 2nd most-watched early rounds behind only 2011.
- Thursday’s RD 1 was the most-watched “opening round” of a PGA TOUR season since GOLF Channel’s first year launching the 2007 PGA TOUR season at the 2007 Mercedes-Benz Championship (now Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua).
- Weekend coverage on GOLF was up +111% YOY
In the vein of future potential Team Troon-ers, Longbow Golf Club hosted some of the nation’s best junior golfers (and tomorrows future stars) at this past weekend’s PING Heather Farr Classic – an iconic event on the AJGA Schedule. Adam Miller from Phoenix, Arizona captured the Boys title, while Dianna Lee from San Diego, California captured the Girls title. Congrats to the team at Longbow Golf Club on another great PING Heather Farr Classic.
Have a great week and GO TEAM TROON!