2019 Military Tribute at the Greenbrier
The PGA Tour starts on Thursday in West Virginia.
Before we dive into this tournament here are some updates for the new season.
The schedule for 2019-20... https://www.pgatour.com/tournaments/schedule.html
The ZOZO Championship in Japan replaces the CIMB from Malaysia.
The Bermuda Championship makes its debut as an opposite field event.
The Sanderson Farms is now a full status event, so winning it gets you into The Masters.
The WGC Memphis moves to two weeks before the British Open.
The Greenbrier and Houston Open were skipped in the 2018-19 season and return this fall.
Cuts are now low 65 and ties instead of low 70 and ties. There is no longer a 54 hole cut.
Opposite field events will now have 120 players instead of 132.
The Genesis Open is now the Genesis Invitational. Its field also drops to 120 players and will now have the same three year exemption status for winning as Bay Hill and The Memorial.
Military Tribute at the Greenbrier
FedEX Cup Points: 500
Course: The Old White TPC a par 70 of 7286 yards designed by by the great C.B. Macdonald and opened in 1914.
Defending Champion: Kevin Na
OWGR ranking points look to be in the 30/32 range, so this is the worst full field of 2019 other than the John Deere Classic.
Tom Lewis, winner of the Korn Ferry Championship, opted to play here instead of the KLM Open in Holland
Scottie Scheffler, the top player in the Korn Ferry playoffs
In fact, I think all the Korn Ferry Tour graduates are in this event.
Naturally, Sungjae Im is here as well, two weeks off must have been terrible for him.
an article on Captain Kyle Westmoreland playing this week on a sponsor's exemption
Tickets are free and you could win prizes thanks to the Governor of West Virginia and Resort Owner Jim Justice.
just say NO.... to practice swings