Notes: Just like that, tumble golf (and a lot some-more of it) kicks off

Seventeen days after Rory McIlroy cashed in by winning a FedExCup, a new deteriorate starts during The Greenbrier.

That’s zero new.

A year ago, there were usually 10 open days between a final putt in a Tour Championship (Tiger Woods) and a initial shot of a subsequent deteriorate (Nick Taylor). It was an even shorter turnaround when factoring in a Ryder Cup in France, that finished 4 days before a Safeway Open in California.

The biggest disproportion is a volume of golf in a tumble – and a volume of streaming coverage.

PGA Tour Live is adding weekday featured organisation coverage from 7 tournaments in a fall, along with live streaming of featured matches all 4 days of a Presidents Cup during Royal Melbourne in Australia.

It adds adult to 140 additional hours of live content, bringing a sum for subscribers to 1,100 hours over a new season. PGA Tour Live is accessible in a U.S. on NBC Sports Gold and Prime Video channels, and internationally on Discovery-owned Golf TV.

The other tournaments to get live streaming of featured groups are a Sanderson Farms Championship, Safeway Open, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas, Houston Open and RSM Classic during Sea Island.

There are 11 tournaments over 10 weeks in a tumble apportionment of a PGA Tour schedule, that includes a new eventuality in Bermuda hold a same week as a World Golf Championships eventuality in Shanghai. That also includes a three-week pitch by Asia with singular fields and no cuts.

When a wraparound deteriorate began, there were 6 tournaments.

As for a value of a fall, 6 of a 8 winners final tumble reached a Tour Championship during East Lake.


SOLHEIM DATES

The PGA Tour finale a deteriorate before football has liberated a renouned date on a calendar for golf – the Solheim Cup.

Tickets have left on sale for a subsequent Solheim Cup in 2021 during Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio. It will be played Sept. 4-6, starting on a Saturday and finale on Labor Day for a initial time.

Before a PGA Tour went to a some-more compress report – with usually 3 FedExCup Playoff events – Labor Day was a final turn of a playoff eventuality outward Boston.


STRICKER LOOKS AHEAD

Steve Stricker used to have a brief PGA Tour deteriorate even when it finished in late October. Even with a compress schedule, this one finished progressing than usual. He hasn’t played given Jul 14, a sixth-place finish during Firestone in a Senior Players Championship.

Despite personification usually 9 events, he is No. 3 in a Charles Schwab Cup standings though still uncertain how many he will play on a PGA Tour Champions a rest of a year. There is an elk sport outing entrance adult in a fall.

Stricker also played 7 times on a PGA Tour – his final coming a tie for 22nd during a Memorial – and now a Ryder Cup captain is meditative about one some-more full deteriorate on a unchanging tour. He has taken his one-time grant from being tip 25 in career income on a PGA Tour. He is considering a contest or dual in a fall. And afterwards subsequent year total to be copiousness bustling with a Ryder Cup.

”I’d like to get in those FedExCup Playoffs. Those looked flattering cool,” Stricker said.

As a clamp captain in a Presidents Cup in Australia, he is not expected to start subsequent year with another prolonged outing to Hawaii. But he total to play some-more than 7 times. And that includes dual majors – the PGA Championship (as Ryder Cup captain) and a U.S. Open during Winged Foot from carrying won a Senior U.S. Open.


CELEBRATION OF THE KING

The King is left though distant from forgotten.

Arnold Palmer would have incited 90 on Tuesday, and his organisation of companies is celebrating with several activities from his hometown of Latrobe, Pennsylvania, to Orlando, Florida, and even a Empire State Building in New York.

It started with rite tee shots during 7 a.m. from Bay Hill Club and Latrobe Country Club to commemorate a time he was born. Those attack shots during 7 a.m. or around a day in his respect were speedy to share video with a hashtag #LifeWellPlayed.

The colors from his signature powerful trademark – red, yellow, white and immature – are being displayed on a 400-foot Ferris circle in Orlando, while a choreographed arrangement of 90 illuminated umbrellas will be during Saint Vincent College in Latrobe.

Also during Bay Hill, 90 sheet packages were accessible that offer dual passes to a Arnold Palmer Invitational for any day, along with a $50 present label to a PGA Tour Superstore.

”My father’s bequest is unequivocally one of moving people to do improved and to demeanour brazen – he wasn’t a fan of looking back, as he pronounced – and so I’m anxious to see his birthday used as an eventuality to do that, celebrating him and a impact he continues to make around a Arnold Winnie Palmer Foundation,” pronounced his daughter, Amy Palmer Saunders, president of a Arnold Palmer companies and a Foundation.

The Empire State Building will be illuminated in his powerful colors to tip off his birthday celebration. Palmer died Sept. 25, 2016, of complications from heart problems.


DIVOTS

PGA champions Davis Love III and Dave Marr II are among 6 people who will be inducted into a PGA of America Hall of Fame. Joining them in a Nov. 5 rite are Annika Sorenstam, LPGA co-founder Shirley Spork, former PGA of America President Derek Sprague and a late Karsten Solheim, who founded Ping Golf. The rite is partial of a PGA’s annual assembly in West Palm Beach, Florida. … Viktor Hovland of Norway has perceived an grant to play a BMW PGA Championship subsequent week during Wentworth, a initial eventuality where European Tour members can acquire Ryder Cup points. … Phil Mickelson and Brooks Koepka have committed to play a Shriners Hospital for Children Open in Las Vegas on Oct. 3-6. For Mickelson, it will be his initial coming in a Las Vegas eventuality given 2005. … RSM and Davis Love III are expanding a ”RSM Birdies Fore Love” gift program. The tip 3 players who make a many birdies or improved in a 11 tumble events will acquire $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000 for a children- or family-based gift of their choice. Players who record a many birdies or improved from any contest in a tumble will get $50,000 for his charity. RSM and a Davis Love Foundation have generated some-more than $13 million for charities given a RSM Classic during Sea Island began in 2010.


STAT OF THE WEEK

The Americans have never won a Solheim Cup in Scotland, losing during Dalmahoy in 1992 and Loch Lomond in 2000.


FINAL WORD

”Everyone says we wish a bit of sleet for a Americans. No, we wish pleasing continue so a galleries can get out there and suffer themselves and only hearten us on and be a 13th male out there, since that’s what a home-soil advantage gives you.” – Laura Davies on a Solheim Cup in Scotland.


Ferguson is a golf author for The Associated Press.

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