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Looking back at PGA Tour 2020: A hallmark of youth

Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland are three of the young talents “storming” at the PGA Tour during the past 12 months.
It can be said that the first year of the new decade was a successful year and marked the young golfer’s mark in the top golf arena. At the age of 23, Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on his debut and was on the Golfer Award nominees of the year in his first year on the PGA Tour. Morikawa’s colleague, Viktor Hovland was crowned at two events and entered the Top 15 of the OWGR world golf ranking.


Meanwhile, 21-year-old Matthew Wolff faces a great opportunity to write history at the US Open. Although unsuccessful, the runner-up position on the challenging pitch of West Winged Foot deserves the US players’ pride to “hold their heads.” A month ago at TPC Harding Park, Wolff ranked T4 in the final. These are also two major launching events of Wolff.

In addition to the trio mentioned above, the Tour also received many imprints of the young golf generation. “Ironman” 22-year-old Im Sungjae won the Honda Classic and made a shocking debut at The Masters when he finished runner-up, although the initial goal was just enough points through the cut. Joaquin Niemann of the same age is also showing potential To become a top golfer If expanding beyond the American golf arena and timeline, Dane Rasmus Højgaard with the coronation of the Mauritius Open (December 2019) at the age of 19 has become the first golfer born after 2000. won the European Tour event and won a second title just nine months later.

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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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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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List out 5 professional golfers standing out with a spectacular HIO shot at the PGA Tour

After 94 years in the Open category, the Genesis Invitational has been recognized as one of the PGA Tour’s official events with many innovations. With the original name “Los Angeles Open” durring the first period in 1926, the tournament underwent many name adjustments because of the change in name sponsors.


This year, the Genesis Invitational will take place its 58th season on the Riviera, par71, co-chaired by Tiger Woods and his TGR organization.
The Genesis Invitational bounty fund in 2020 will reach USD 9.3 million, which increases nearly USD 2 million in comparison to previous years. Aside from the trophy and $ 1,675 million, this year’s champions will receive a special slot for the PGA Tour during the next three years, instead of the usual two years.
Yesterday, 5 most impressive golfers were awarded by PGA Tour with spectacular HIO hits at The Genesis Invitational for this past week.
The first is Justin Rose, an English professional golfer who plays most of his golf career on the PGA Tour, but still maintains his membership in the European Tournament.
The second is Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer, rated as one of the most successful golfers of all time. Next is American professional Bryson Dechambeau who now plays on the PGA Tour.
Brooks Koeoka is equally good with spectacular plays.
Finally, Rory Mciroy, a professional Northern Ireland golfer, it was a pity for him when the ball was almost at the hole.

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PGA TOUR AND 3 MONTHS OF DIFFICULTIES

After 3 months of a lot of ups and downs being caused by Covid-19, PGA Tour will be held again, kicked off with the Charles Schwab Challenge – which will take place on the 11th of June, on the Colonial Stadium of Forrt Worth, Texas.

Covid-19 made a huge impact on PGA Tour, which forced it to be closed on the 13th of March. Many difficulties have arrived which are over the control of PGA Tour organizors. They did not get a clue how the animated atmosphere of the event can be blown off by such an invisible thing like Covid-19 during an unbelievable short time.

During the latest days of January, 2020, golfers and fans have been enjoyed the pre-golf festival atmosphere with Waste Management Phoenix Open tournament being held on the TPC Scottdales stadium in Arizona. Spectators felt fastinated with many impressive golf kicks on the hole 16, par3. This is the 16th event of PGA Tour 2019-2020.

Until now, the tournament has undergone a lot of impressive and successfull seasons. Tiger Woods won Zozo Championship on the recent October to make the record of earning 82 PGA Tour titles accompanied with the legend Sam Snead. Rory McIlroy earned the WGC-HSBC Champions cup in Shanghai at the beginning of November and will make a return to be the top 1 golf star in the world. At the same period of time, Jusstin Thomas has become the champion 2 times, once with the Cj Cup taking place in Korea, before Woods 1 week with the Sentry Tournament of Champions helding for the champions at the beginning of the year.

During just a short period of time, international press constinuously made news about nCoV. The complex and hard-to-predict status of this dangerous pandemic has forced WHO to make official annoucement and warnings to nations to prepare timely measurement with the viewing to preventing the large spreading of Covid-19. However, local authority kept the status of the pandemic under the level of “social distancing”.