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4 things to know about The Match: Champions for Change

During the week of the PGA Tour emptying schedule, golf fans still witnessed an exciting tournament, The Match third period.
The Match: Champions for Change kicked off on Black Friday (November 27, 2020) at Stone Canyon Stadium in Oro Valley, Arizona. In addition to Tiger Woods’ absence, the event had many other changes, but the value of the entertainment and philanthropy remained the same.

New faces
In the first period of 2018 and in May this year, The Match always had Super Tiger and Phil Mickelson. However, in the third period, the tournament had only one professional player, Mickelson. In it, Lefty will pair with the NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley compared to Peyton Manning and another veteran character of the American professional basketball village Stephen Curry. At the Medalist Stadium a few months ago, Manning showed off his remarkable skill and with Woods won.
Beneficiary unit
Like The Match 2, the third version is also aimed at meaningful humanities. This time, the mobilized funding will go to traditional black colleges and universities (HBCU).
Before The Match 3, Mickelson announced a $ 500,000 grant to Jackson State University, a HBCU university in the state of Mississippi.
New format
Whereas in previous editions it was a fourball and foursomes format, this time the four star quartets will be playing the modified alternate shot mode, which is almost identical to foursomes. Each team member will take turns to hit their own tee shot and select the better positioned ball to complete the hole.
Charles tee
Charles Barkley, a golfer known for his super swing will have his own tee set to play as he is behind the other three players. These shorter tees, called “Charles tees” by Mickelson, will help Barkley offset limited tee shots.

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Golf fans are happier than fans of other sports

A recent study revealed that golf fans are happy and engaged to interact with the side activities of the sport.
Specifically, Britain’s number one online golf equipment store (Golfsupport) conducted a survey of 6,530 sports fans around the globe. From there, based on the obtained data, we analyzed the fan satisfaction rating, the like – dislike rate (like and dislike) of the videos on Youtube and the level of interaction on social networks. . The results showed that golf ranked number one.

With a happiness index of 90.8 / 100, golf fans topped the list of 10 sports including athletics, tennis, Formula 1 racing, cricket, baseball, boxing, basketball, American rugby and soccer. . The golf fan also has the highest satisfaction (satisfaction) rating among the fans surveyed, with 90.3 / 100.
During the survey, Golfsupport asked fans how satisfied they were on a scale of 1 to 10 with the accessibility of a subject’s coverage, personal experience, support costs, and interests. enjoy playing as well as idol, ideal role model for that sport. There was also a level of fan excitement when watched live; the payment of expenses for related goods; the degree of satisfaction with the president or head director; complexity in the rules of the game and associated sponsors.

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Adrian Otaegui won the Scottish Championship

Having won two European Tour titles but for the first time ever, Adrian Otaegui was crowned at an event in the system’s 72-hole stroke play format.

On a work designed by Sam Torrance, the Fairmont courtyard outside St. Petersburg Andrews, Otaegui are golfer who owns two titles in the European tournament system but are in a match-to-fight format, with Paul Lawrie Match Play 2017 and Belgian Knock-Out 2018. In addition, the Spanish golfer is also known for was fined 3000 USD in an event last year for slow play.
After three rounds of 62-70-70, Otaegui was four strokes behind Matt Wallace’s top when he entered the decisive day. A good start with a birdie point, Otaegui accumulated four more strokes in the first half. The 10-year-old bogey score is the only technical mistake of the 27-year-old golfer because he scored five more birdies, including the scoring phase in the 63-stroke round hole (-9). At -23, Otaegui won the Scottish Championship presented by AXA 2020, a four-stroke difference with runner-up Wallace. Thereby, receiving checks worth 156,825 euros out of a total bonus fund of 1 million euros.
Third place (-17) goes to Aaron Rai, a golfer whose performance has been fairly good at recent events (Irish Open runner-up, Scottish Open champion). Chris Paisley and Garrick Porteous shared 4th place at -16.
The recent victory also helped Otaegui become the third Spanish golfer after legendary Seve Ballesteros and Rafa Cabrera-Bello crowned in a professional tournament in Scotland, “The House of Golf”.

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The Shriners Open set the record for the lowest cut-off in PGA Tour history

With a cut line at -7, the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open became the lowest 36-hole cut-off event in the history of the American professional golf tournament system.
The PGA Tour has been doing the job of keeping detailed records of tournaments since 1970. During the statistical data tour, the Tour recorded the cut-off at -6 (the lowest) appearing a few times, with The last time was also at an event at the TPC Summerlin Stadium in 2008. To the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 2020, this is the first tournament a golfer needs to achieve -7 or better after two days of competition to win the competition. Go on.

Five golfers are sharing the top spot on the chart with -14 strokes, with four US nationals: Patrick Cantlay, Brian Harman, Austin Cook, Peter Malnati. Scottish golfer Martin Laird joined this group by hitting 63 strokes (-9) earning 6 birdies and 1 Eagle. Also scoring Eagle but better than a birdie, Malnati re-established Bryson DeChambeau’s 62-stroke round on the opening day.
Clinging to the top of the board with a distance of 1 club (-13) is DeChambeau. The “golfer” has twice peged -2 ​​against the par hole on the 67-club scorecard, alongside a birdie and a bogey. 7th place (-12) includes two new season champions: Sergio Garcia (Sanderson Farms Championship), Stewark Cink (Safeway Open) and four other golfers.
Reluctantly becoming a “snowman” after a 16 par 5 hole burning 8 sticks for three shots into the water, Rickie Fowler stopped early at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at score -1 (67-74).

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Tiger Woods pledges to defend his title at ZOZO Championship 2020

Super Tiger will kick off at the tournament where he has leveled Sam Snead’s record 82 wins PGA Tour.
On 23/9, the day after the Ryder Cup match to raise the charity of four former world champions ended on Payne’s Valley, Woods confirmed his participation in the golf tournament in the upcoming October via twitter: ” I’m excited to defend my title.”

The ZOZO Championship was the PGA Tour’s first stop in Japan and just appeared on the season’s calendar last year. At that time, Woods was outstanding with an overall score of -19 and continued to make a historic milestone in his career with sticks. This year, due to the impact of the pandemic, the tournament is still under the organization from the 22nd to 25th of October, but was moved from Japan to the Sherwood Country Club in the US. The par 72 golf course in Southern California designed by Jack Nicklaus is one of the most familiar battlegrounds in Woods’ home town. Super Tiger has won the Hero World Challenge 5 times in the role of both host and golfer, with the most recent victory in 2011.
According to the 2020-2021 “Super Season” schedule of the PGA Tour, ZOZO Championship will be part of the West Coast series of events early in the season. Before the week when Woods defended the title would be two events in Las Vegas: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin (October 8-11) and the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Stadium (October 15-18).
The PGA Tour’s “WLaw Seasons” marked the season with the most events since 1975 (51 awards). The new season will include 50 events, including 14 affected tournaments (postponed, canceled) of 2020.

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Ending the intense BMW Championship 2020 tournament with the final championship belonging to golfer Joh Rah, this helped Jon Rah to beat Dustin Johnson and get his first win at the Fedex Cup Playoffs that took place the previous week.

It can be said that the BMW Championship 2020 ended in an unforgettable way with the competition of 2 excellent golfers thriving for the championship title and leaving many memorable emotions for the fans.

John Rahm scored a birdie from nearly 20.1 meters to defeat Dustin Johnson in the bottom hole and win the BMW Championship.
The last round at Olympia Fields, par70 recorded John Rahm hitting 64 strokes, breaking the recent record of the league achievement – 66 strokes which he himself set in the penultimate round. Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson finished 18 holes with 67 strokes. Because of the same finish at -4, both must decide whether to win or lose at 18 par4, 498 yards.
At the top of this hole, Dustin Johnson caught the ball on the left side of the tree and was thrown back to the fairway. John Rahm also went in the same direction, but passed the top, going 366 yards. Both went green after the second shot, but Dustin Johnson had an advantage over John Rahm because he was closer to the hole. With the further ball position, John Rahm putt first. 20.1 meters from the target’s mouth, he chooses the left putt. John Rahm rolled the clubface with enough force to move the ball roll to the top of the slope and then down and straight into the crater to collect the birdies. Meanwhile, Johnson only hit par after two putts.

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PGA Tour brought CJ Cup 2020 back to the US

As Covid-19 is getting complicated, the venue in Korea will be transferred to Las Vegas.
Initially, the CJ Cup was scheduled to take place on Jeju Island from October 15 to October 18 for the 2020-2021 season. But the current pandemic situation forces the PGA Tour to adjust its schedule.
Moreover, given the current travel restrictions including 14-day quarantine for visitors who come from the US, the organization of the event in Korea will not be as effective as expected by the PGA Tour.
“Despite the fact that we are looking forward to traveling and exploring in Korea, the current situation is not favorable for us to implement the plan. However, it also brings new opportunities to promote the event to the American audience as well as the world “, Ty Votaw – the vice president who is in charge of international markets of the PGA Tour explained in the announcement on 24/8.
A new remarkable point of CJ Cup 2020 is the Shadow Creek Stadium, Las Vegas, which is still available from the 15th to the 18th of September. This location and new schedule would help golfers to reduce the pressure to travel to different situations, as the PGA Tour also went to Las Vegas the previous week to attend the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin Stadium.
This year’s list of CJ Cup matches is still selective, which includes 78 golfers, eight of them selected by sponsors, five spots designated by the KPGA Tour in Korea – the country’s number one firm in the Asian Tour, and other 3 top worldwide players. The tournament will not eliminate 36 holes as usual.
CJ Cup has been held at The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju since 2017. Justin Thomas was crowned in the first period as the current champion. Last year, he finished at -20, receiving $ 1,755 million in a bonus fund of $ 9.75 million. Brooks Koepka won the 2018 season.

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When the NBA giant whipped the golf ball on the club

Tacko Fall – the tallest player in the American professional basketball league – looked wobbly in his swing, not as brave as he was on the NBA.
Fall, 24, is a striker for the Boston Celtics. He is 2.26 meters tall with an arm span of 2.54 meters. Recently, Fall comforted his colleague Mo Bamba with a height of 2.13 meters and an arm span of 2.36 meters on the Disney World Theme Park golf course in Orlando. Bamba, 22, is also a striker in the Orlando Magic squad.
In a fairway situation, Fall used a driver stick even though it was mainly to kick the ball from the top of the hole. Bamba recorded the progress and then posted it on his personal Instagram. The video was then re-shared on the Boston Celtics account.
“Although the swing was short and ended incorrectly, Fall turned his hips well. He used his main force with his shoulder blades and chest, but it was executed by his loose grip and unsteady feet,” says Golf analysis. What’s more? Fall’s club may also have been “re-calibrated” to match the right single position because of his height.
Before Fall and Bamba, defender J.J. New Orleans Pelicans Redick plays 36 holes by the end of the week. After the first round, he promised to drink up a liter of beer can once if his golf video reached 10,000 shares. And Redick had to keep his promise.
The NBA teams which are in secret battles are gathered at Disney World Orlando. Away from their families and not being allowed to go out of this golfing world to avoid infection, the players are compensated by enjoying the most fantastic recreational facilities being available inside the epidemic barrier such as swimming pools, fishing, and movie theaters. ..and the golf course.

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Tiger Woods felt great eagerness to take part in the PGA Championship

Appearing at TPC Harding Park from 2/8, “Super Tiger” seems anxious before the opportunity to set a record of 83 titles at the PGA Tour.
Due to Covid-19, the PGA Championship from August 6 to August 9 will became the first major event in 2020. If winning this prize, Woods will break the top 82 titles at this present being shared with the legendary Sam Snead and he will own 16 major.
In preparation for conquering new milestones, Woods went to TPC Harding Park since Sunday morning last week. This was Woods’s first visit to the pitch after the 2009 Presidents Cup. It took him several hours to get inside the pitch because he waited for the nCoV test results. Accompanied the American superstar was caddie Joe LaCava and Rob McNamara – backup advisor and Vice President of Tiger Woods Ventures Group.
Early in the afternoon of the same day, Woods began to inspect the battlefield, but he went back from the second half to the first half of the field. In the second half of the round, Woods joined the team with Jason Dufner – the PGA Championship 2013. During the round, he repeatedly handled the ball situation, focused on the green, and felt relaxed. Scoring 18 holes is also a rare thing to take place because, throughout the year, Woods often failed to play the entire round of the field and cut events in his personal schedule.
Although the PGA Tour reopened on June 11 and has gone through nine stages, Woods has only played four rounds, all at Memorial from July 16-19. He complained this was because of his back hurts after 36 pits, then he finishes the T40 with a score of +6 and self-assesses his normal condition. It has also been Woods’ only debut since mid-February.

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LPGA Tour detected nCoV before the rematch

Gaby Lopez who currently ranked 44th in the world is the first Covid-19 positive case in the return process of the US women’s golf system – LPGA Tour.
Lopez was found to be infected with nCoV during a test on July 27, before her incoming participation in the Inverness to play Drive On Championship on July 31.
The Mexican Golfer has withdrawn from the tournament and had to isolate himself, and the organizers are trying to make contact with all the people who used to contact her.
“According to the LPGA Tour’s Covid-19 test procedure, I was notified of a positive result and had to leave Drive On Championship this week. Now I have very mild symptoms, but I am still strong and is quarantining myself. It’s safe for everyone at the tournament and I am looking forward to coming back, “Lopez wrote on Twitter today.
“I’m eager to play again after a long vacation but then I’m disappointed and have to wait a while longer. Still, I’m happy to receive results just in time because there will cause no risk to everyone. I’m on my own isolation, and will comply with the epidemic prevention guidelines to be able to play safely soon.”, the golfer who was born in 1993 said.
According to the LPGA Tour procedure, Lopez must isolate herself at least 10 days. She will then be given a saliva test on day 10 and a medical evaluation. If the result is negative, Lopez reserves the right to return to the tournament.
Having been on the LPGA Tour since 2016, Lopez won the Blue Bay LPGA 2018 and Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions 2020. She is ranked 44th in the world rankings – Rolex Rankings.