Team Troon On Tour: WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Recap & PGA Champions Tour Heads to VICI Golf’s Grand Bear Golf Club
PGA TOUR – WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play
The PGA TOUR swung over to Austin, Texas for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play event at Austin Country Club. This event is well timed, in that bracket style match play was on display the same weekend that NCAA March Madness kicked into high gear with “Sweet Sixteen” and “Elite Eight” match ups. Much like March Madness, this WGC event featured 64 of the top ranked players in the world playing head to head throughout the week. The first three days included Group Play, with each player with the highest point total advancing to 16-player, single-elimination matches on Saturday. Team Troon had four players in the event. While none made it into the WGC version of the Sweet 16, Team Troon was let by Matt Fitzpatrick and Alex Noren who both finished with 2 points and in essence an T18th place finish. Bubba Watson finished with 1.5 points and Justin Thomas finished with 1 point. University of Texas alum in Scottie Scheffler took advantage of some local knowledge to capture the event, beating Kevin Kisner 4-and-3 in the final match to claim his third title of the year and #1 ranking.
- T18th Matt Fitzpatrick – Points: 2
- T18th Alex Noren – Points: 2
- T26th Bubba Watson – Points: 1.5
- T35th Justin Thomas – Points: 1
LPGA TOUR – JTBC Classic
While we did not have Team Troon in the field at this week’s LPGA Tour event, we would be remiss if we did not extend a huge congratulations to our friends and colleagues at Aviara Golf Club and Park Hyatt Aviara for a great JTBC Classic! Park Hyatt Aviara once again played host to this premier LPGA Tour event with Atthaya Thitikul capturing her first LPGA Tour title, on the second hole of a playoff to outlast Nanna Koerstz Madsen. At 19 years, 25 days, Thitikul is the youngest winner on the LPGA Tour since Brooke Henderson in the 2016 Portland Classic at 18 years, 9 months, 23 days. The course looked great on the Golf Channel coverage and the competition was exceptional! Congrats to Atthaya and congrats to all involved at Aviara Golf Club and Park Hyatt Aviara!
Coming Up Next Week
PGA Champions Tour – Rapiscan Systems Classic
The VICI Golf Property of Grand Bear Golf Club in Saucier, MS, plays a first time host to the PGA Champions Tour Rapiscan Systems Classic April 1-3, 2022. While commitments back home will keep Team Troon’s Colin Montgomerie from competing this week, 78 of the top PGA TOUR Champions players and World Golf Hall of Fame Members, will take on this stunning Jack Nicklaus design that is a shining gem in the Biloxi MS region. Past champions of the event include the likes of Kevin Sutherland, Steve Stricker, Miquel Angel Jimenez, Fred Couples, Tom Lehman and more. For those not familiar with VICI Golf Properties, their family of clubs (in addition to Grand Bear) include Cascata Golf Club and Rio Secco Golf Club in Las Vegas Nevada and Chariot Run Golf Club in Laconia, Indiana. Best of luck to the entire Grand Bear / VICI Golf Team!
PGA TOUR – Valero Texas Open
The PGA TOUR stays in the Lone Star State and slides over to San Antonio for the Valero Texas Open. The defending champion is Jordan Spieth and Team Troon will have two players in the field in Gary Woodland and Matt Kuchar. Go Gary and Go Kuch!
To that end, below are the Team Troon Odds, for the Valero Texas Open presented by PointsBet: