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2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open #SHCO17

2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open Tour Info


2017 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
PGA Tour
Leaderboard Top 20

Pos Player Playoff Total
1 P. Cantlay 9 -9
T2 W. Kim 11 -9
T2 A. Čejka 10 -9
T4 P. Kizzire -8
T4 C. Hadley -8
T4 J. T. Poston -8
T7 B. DeChambeau -7
T7 B. Hossler -7
T7 T. Hoge -7
T10 W. McGirt -6
T10 A. McInerney -6
T10 A. Baddeley -6
T10 G. McDowell -6
T10 J. J. Spaun -6
T10 A. Kang -6
T16 T. Finau -5
T16 T. Gooch -5
T18 C. Hoffman -4
T18 G. Woodland -4
T20 A. Schenk -3
T20 K. Chappell -3
T20 L. List -3
T20 J. Kokrak -3
T20 A. Cook -3
T20 W. Simpson -3
T20 B. Harkins -3
T20 R. Blaum -3
T20 S. Jäger -3
T20 T. Mullinax -3
T20 R. Armour -3
T20 S. Burns -3

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News from TaylorMade Golf #WITB

Team TaylorMade’s Justin Rose Mounts Improbable Comeback to Capture WGC-HSBC Champions

Powered by a bag filled with TaylorMade clubs and golf ball, Rose cards final round 67 to erase 8-shot deficit, matches the third-largest comeback victory in PGA TOUR history.

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What You Need To Know:

Rose’s victory is the 29th on worldwide tours for TaylorMade’s new ’17 drivers, far outpacing the next closest manufacturer. This was the ninth win this season for the new TP5/TP5X ball. Dustin Johnson, Si-Woo Kim, Jon Rahm and Xander Schauffele have also won this year with the new golf ball. The win is Rose’s eighth victory on the PGA TOUR. The eight-stroke deficit to claim victory is a career-best for Rose and a World Golf Championships record. Rose plays a combo set with a P790 4-iron and 5-PW in the P730 “Rose Proto”. His shafts are KBS Tour C-Taper 125S+. Rose’s victory is his second World Golf Championships win for Rose, who also won the 2012 Mexico Championship


For more on Justin Rose, visit the Tour page at

Justin Rose’s WITB at the HSBC-Champions:

Hideki Matsuyama to Play Golf with U.S. President Donald Trump

Hideki Matsuyama has accepted an invitation to play golf with President Donald Trump next week, but claimed he had initially hesitated, fearing that he “wasn’t good enough”.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – FEBRUARY 05: Hideki Matsuyama of Japan celebrates after winning the Waste Management Phoenix Open on the fourth playoff hole at TPC Scottsdale on February 5, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The world No 4 will join Trump and the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, at Kasumigaseki country club, the course for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic golf composition.

Matsuyama said he had been surprised by the invite, but he has accepted the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”. “I wasn’t sure if I’d be good enough,” he was quoted as saying by Kyodo news agency while defending his WGC series title in Shanghai. “I hope to have fun so the day will be engraved on my memory. And I’ll do my best not to lose.”

The top Japanese golfer will join a list of professional golfers to have played golf with the president, including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and the women’s world No 3, Lexi Thompson.

2017 Sanderson Farms Championship @SandersonPGA

Dates: October 23-29, 2017

Where: Country Club of Jackson / Jackson, Mississippi

Par/Yards: 72/7,421 yards

Defending Champion: Cody Gribble

Purse: $4,200,000/$756,000 (winner)

FedExCup: 300 points to the winner

Field Notes

Six past Sanderson Farms Champions  in field including the defending champ Cody Gribble,

Peter Malnati (2015)

Scott Stallings (2012)

Chris Kirk (2011)

D.J. Trahan (2006)

Luke Donald (2002). Donald is a former World No. 1 and a four-time European Ryder Cup Team member.



Players of Note

Davis Love III is making his third start in the Sanderson Farms Championship, twenty years after his first start in 1987 when he finished tied for 43th. At the age of 53, the winning Captain for the 2016 U.S. Ryder Cup Team will be making his 748th career start on the PGA TOUR.

Hunter Mahan, a six-time PGA TOUR winner and veteran of four U.S. Presidents Cup Teams and three U.S. Ryder Cup Teams.

Smylie Kaufman, a Birmingham, Alabama native is looking to rebound from the 2016/17 season where he finish outside the top 125 in the FedExCup standings and only one top ten finish.

Billy Hurley III, winner of The National at Congressional Country Club in 2016, and a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 2004, he served as a Naval officer from 2004-09.

Luke Donald, a Sanderson Farms Championship past champion and former World No. 1 set to make his third start in the

The official grip of The Golf Ball Guy.

2017-18 PGA TOUR Spotlighted Rookies in the Field

 The majority of the 23 rookies will compete at the Country Club of Jackson.

Tyler Duncan, a 28-year-old rookie on the PGA TOUR posted scores of 11 under at the Safeway Open, the outright leader after the second and third rounds posted a final-round, 3-over 75 to finish in the top five.

Sam Ryder, winner of Pinnacle Bank Championship by eight-stroke was ranked first on Tour in total driving, had 10 top-25 finishes.

Keith Mitchell, a 25-year-old University of Georgia alum finished the 2017 Tour season at No. 26 on the money list. Mitchell captured two sixth-place finishes in the Tour Finals earning his first PGA TOUR card.

Brandon Harkins, in his first start as a rookie on the PGA TOUR, finished T9 at the Safeway Open the 31-year-old veteran of the Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Latinoamerica has an opportunity to play in his second U.S. Open in 2018.

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Quality golf clubs at unreal prices. “Pull the Pin!”

Tournament Records and Notes

Players who have made the Sanderson Farms Championship their first TOUR win.

Cody Gribble (2016)

Peter Malnati (2015)

Nick Taylor (2014)

Chris Kirk (2011)

D.J. Trahan (2006)

Luke Donald (2002)

Cameron Beckman (2001)

Willie Wood (1996)

Ed Dougherty (1995)

Brian Henninger (1994).

Multiple Wins at The Sanderson Farms Championship:

Brian Henninger (1994, 1999)

Fred Funk (1998, 2004).

Sanderson Farms Championship and charity

Century Club Charities, host organization for the Sanderson Farms Championship, continues to make a tremendous contribution in the Jackson, Mississippi area, raising nearly $12 million for Friends of Children’s Hospital and other area charities.  In 2015, Sanderson Farms extended its contract as the title sponsor of the PGA TOUR’s Mississippi event through 2026.

“Making a positive change in the life of a child is one of the most significant things you can do.”- Arnold Palmer

$1.66 Million to the Winner! The 2017 HSBC Champions #PGATOUR

2017 World Golf Championships HSBC Champions

Dates: October 26-29, 2017

Where: Shanghai, China

Course: Sheshan International Golf Club

Par/yardage: Par 72/ 7,266

Purse: $9.75 million ($1.66 million to the winner)

FedExCup Points: 550 to the winner

Format: 72-hole stroke play (no cut)

Defending Champion: Hideki Matsuyama (Japan)

The HSBC Champions was created in November 2005

Past Champions:

 2005 David Howell

2006 Y.E. Yang

2007 Phil Mickelson

2008 Sergio Garcia

2009 Phil Mickelson

2010 Francesco Molinari

2011 Martin Kaymer

2012 Ian Poulter

2014 Dustin Johnson

2015 Bubba Watson

2016 Russell Knox

2017 Hideki Matsuyama

 The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions is one in a series of four World Golf Championships events including the Mexico Championship (Mexico City, Mexico), the Dell Technologies Match Play (Austin, Texas), and the Bridgestone Invitational (Akron, Ohio).

 The title holders of four current World Golf Championships tournaments in the 2016-2017 PGA TOUR season are Hideki Matsuyama (HSBC Champions and Bridgestone Invitational) and Dustin Johnson (Mexico Championship & Dell Technologies Match Play).

2016 Highlights

Hideki Matsuyama began the final round with a three-shot lead over Russell Knox, matching Dustin Johnson’s 2013 lead as the largest 54-hole lead in tournament history. He made six birdies and no bogeys on Sunday to win by seven shots. Matsuyama shot 23-under-par playing the final 45 holes bogey-free.

Hideki’s seven-shot win is the largest margin of victory in HSBC Champions history, the previous record of three shots was set by Martin Kaymer in 2011 and tied by Dustin Johnson in 2013.


Notables in the 2017 HSBC Championships Field

Dustin Johnson

World No. 1 and five time WGC event winner, Dustin Johnson returns to the WGC-HSBC Champions as a past champion of the event. DJ won in 2013 setting the tournament record of 24-under-par 264. In the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season, Johnson won two World Golf Championship events, the WGC-Mexico Championship and WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play Championship.With his win at the Dell Technologies Match Play, he became the first player to win each of the four World Golf Championships events, completing the ‘WGC Slam’. Johnson, making his first appearance in the 2017-18 PGA TOUR season at the WGC-HSBC Champions has now won at least one PGA TOUR event in 10 consecutive seasons, dating back to his rookie season in 2008, the longest active streak on TOUR.

Hideki Matsuyama

Hideki Matsuyama, the defending champion of the WGC-HSBC Champions ,  is currently ranked No. 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking, won two WGC events in 2016/17,  HSBC Champions and WGC Bridgestone Invitational. Matsuyama entered the FedExCup Playoffs in the lead subsequently finishing number eighth in the final standings.

Matsuyama finished strong in the 2017 majors T12 in the Masters, T2 in the U.S. Open, T14 at the Open Championship and T5 at the PGA.

Jason Day

A 10-time winner on the PGA TOUR and former No. 1 player in the world, Jason Day will be making his debut at the WGC-HSBC Champions this year. Day’s 10 PGA TOUR victories include two World Golf Championships events the 2014 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, 2016 World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

Brooks Koepka

Brooks Koepka the 2017 U.S. Open Champion, will be making his second appearance at the WGC-HSBC Champions. He finished T40 finish in 2016. Koepka, ranked No. 11 WGR, holds one win on the European Tour, the 2014 Turkish Airlines Open, and 2016 Dunlop Phoenix in Japan.

Henrik Stenson

With 13 international victories and playing in the WGC-HSBC Champions for the seventh time me in his career, the Swedish golfer will be looking to add a second World Golf Championships victory to his 2007 win at the Dell Match Play. Stenson finishing tied for second and 7 shots behind Hideki Matsuyama in the 2016 HSBC Champions.  Ranked 8th in the world, Stenson represented his country in the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 and became the only Swiss professional male golfer to win a major with his remarkable battle with Phil Mickelson in the 145th Open Championship at Royal Troon.

Justin Rose

Justin Rose will be making his first appearance at the WGC-HSBC Champions since 2015. He finished 5th in 2014 and T7 in 2011. During the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season, Justin Rose had eight top-10s, including runner-up finish at the Masters Tournament where he lost in a playoff to Sergio Garcia, his sixth top-10 at the Masters. Rose won the Olympic gold medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 where he birdied the final hole to win by two strokes over Sweden’s Henrik Stenson. Rosie also made history when he recorded the first hole-in-one in since golf’s return to the Olympics.

Phil Mickelson

42-time PGA TOUR winner, Phil Mickelson won the event in 2007 and 2009. After representing the U.S. Team in the Presidents Cup, Phil “The Trill” has played every Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams since 1994. Mickelson went on to finish T3 in the Safeway Open, coming in three shots behind back to back winner Brendan Steele.

Li Haotong

Li Haotong finished in third place at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale the highest finish ever in a major championship by a player from China.


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Quality golf clubs at unreal prices. “Pull the Pin!”


Tournament Field Notes:

10 from the Final 2016-17 FedExCup Standings:

Xander Schauffele (3)

Dustin Johnson (4)

Jon Rahm (5)

Marc Leishman (6)

Hideki Matsuyama (8)

Justin Rose (9)

Brooks Koepka (10)

Top 10 in the OWG Ranking:

Dustin Johnson (1)

Hideki Matsuyama (4)

Jon Rahm (5)

Jason Day (8)

Henrik Stenson (9)

Major Championship Winners:

Phil Mickelson (5)

Jason Day (1)

Dustin Johnson (1)

Brooks Koepka (1)

Louis Oosthuizen (1)

Justin Rose (1)

Charl Schwartzel (1)

 Adam Scott (1)

Henrik Stenson (1)

9 World Golf Championships Winners:

Dustin Johnson (5)

Jason Day (2)

Hideki Matsuyama (2)

Adam Scott (2)

Matt Kuchar (1)

Phil Mickelson (1)

Patrick Reed (1)

Justin Rose (1)

Henrik Stenson (1)

Past HSBC Champions:

Hideki Matsuyama – 2016

Dustin Johnson – 2013

Francesco Molinari – 2010

Phil Mickelson – 2009

28 players will make their HSBC Champions debut this week with 16 of those playing in their first World Golf  Championships event.



“Making a positive change in the life of a child is one of the most significant things you can do.”- Arnold Palmer

The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges #TheCJCup

Tournament Information

Location:             Jeju Island, South Korea

Established:        2017

Course:                Nine Bridges Golf Club

Par:                       72

Length:                7,265 yards

Winner’s share of the $9.25 million purse is $ 1,665,000.00. The runner-up will receive $999,000.

Player Comments:

“This is obviously an amazing event with a phenomenal purse and a great field,” said Graeme McDowell, who received a sponsor exemption.


Broadcast Schedule:

Oct 18, Wed Golf Channel

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM EDT

Oct 19, Thu

2:00 – 6:00 AM EDT

5:30 – 9:30 PM EDT

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM EDT


2:00 – 6:00 AM EDT

5:30 – 9:30 PM EDT

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM EDT


4:00 – 7:00 AM EDT

5:30 – 9:30 PM EDT

10:00 PM – 2:00 AM EDT


4:00 – 7:30 AM EDT

6:00 – 10:00 PM EDT

2017 CJ CUP Pre-Tournemant Notes

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TaylorMade Golf and Sergio Garcia Split Up

TaylorMade Golf announced on Monday that it has “mutually agreed” to release this year’s Masters Champion, Sergio Garcia, from the remaining years of his contract. A statement released by the company says, “Today, after a memorable 15-year partnership with Sergio Garcia, we have mutually agreed to a release from the remaining years of his TaylorMade contract,” the statement read. “It has been an honor to play a role in his performance throughout his career, including The Players Championship, 19 worldwide wins, Ryder Cup heroics and his 2017 Masters win. We congratulate Sergio on a career year and wish him all the best for the future.”

Sergio Garcia current official PGA TOUR headshot.
(Photo by: Caryn Levy/PGA TOUR)

After leaving Titleist to join TaylorMade in 2003, the Spaniard has won 19 times internationally including the Players as well as this year’s Masters.

A spokesman for Adidas Golf told Golfweek that it looks forward to continuing its relationship with Garcia.

Speculation fueled by Garcia’s recent use of an Odyssey Toulon Design putter and Callaway wedges he is possibly going to sign with Callaway. Callaway was a good move for Phil Mickelson soon after his first major win. As a bonus for Sergio, Tiger Woods isn’t there…

“Making a positive change in the life of a child is one of the most significant things you can do.”- Arnold Palmer

2017 CIMB Classic

EVENT:                                       CIMB Classic

CIMB Classic is a 72-hole stroke play event combining players from three official sanctioning bodies – the

PGA TOUR, the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Association of Malaysia  (PGAM). The tournament, in its eighth  year, brings together  top players from the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup standings,  top players from the Asian Tour order of Merit and top players from Malaysia. The tournament is held at TPC Kuala

Lumpur and is the only official  FedExCup event  on the PGA TOUR to be held in Southeast Asia with PGA TOUR members  receiving  official FedExCup points  as part of the 2017-2018  PGA TOUR season.  This is the fifth year that  FedExCup points  will be awarded at the event.

DATE:                                         October 9-15, 2017

SITE:                                           TPC Kuala  Lumpur

PAR/YARDAGE:           Par: 36-36=72 / 7,005 yards

ARCHITECT/OPENED:            Nelson Howarth – 1991

Redesign – Parslow & Winter  Golf Design -2008

FORMAT:                                     Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition;

2016 / 2017 CHAMPION:              Justin Thomas, 265, 23-under par

PURSE:                                         $7.0 million  (US); $1.26 million  to the winner


Wednesday, October 11      10:30PM – 2:30AM (LIVE)

Thursday, October 12         10:30PM – 2:30AM (LIVE)

Friday, October 13 11PM – 3AM (LIVE)

Saturday, October 14         11PM – 3AM (LIVE)

** Times are Eastern Standard Time


TOURNAMENT HISTORY: Year Winner Score Site
2010 Ben Crane 266 (-18) The MINES Resort & Golf Club
2011 Bo Van Pelt 261 (-23) The MINES Resort & Golf Club
2012 Nick Watney 262 (-22) The MINES Resort & Golf Club
2013 Ryan Moore 274 (-14) TPC Kuala  Lumpur
2014 Ryan Moore 271 (-17) TPC Kuala  Lumpur
2015 Justin Thomas 262 (-26) TPC Kuala  Lumpur
2016 Justin Thomas 265 (-23) TPC Kuala  Lumpur

ABOUT CIMB  Group:                     

The title sponsor of the CIMB Classic is CIMB Group. CIMB Group is one of ASEAN’s leading universal banking groups. Headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, the Group is now present in 9 out of 10 ASEAN nations. CIMB Group offers a full suite of financial services and related products; has a market capitalisation  of approximately  USD 14 billion as of 30 June 2017 and about 38,000 employees located in 15 countries. Read more about CIMB Group at



Betting Odds to Win (as of 10/09/17)

Justin Thomas 5/1

Hideki Matsuyama 8/1

Paul Casey 12/1

Xander Schauffele 21/1

Charl Schwartzel 23/1

Branden Grace 26/1

Emiliano Grillo 25/1

Thomas Pieters 30/1

Brendan Steele 30/1

Bud Cauley 30/1

Gary Woodland 30/1

Rafa Cabrera Bello 40/1

Jason Dufner 40/1

Kevin Na 40/1

Graham Delaet 40/1

James Hahn 40/1

Scott Piercy 40/1

Kyle Stanley 40/1

Russell Knox 50/1

Ian Poulter 50/1

Anirban Lahiri 50/1

Adam Hadwin 50/1

Peter Uihlein 60/1