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Tee Times Weekly Newsletter - Vol 10

Weekly Professional Golf Catchup

Wyndham Clark wins the weather-shortened AT&T Pro Am

After a Pebble Beach course record 60 on Saturday, Wyndham Clark found himself one shot ahead of Ludvig Aberg heading into the final round. With weather approaching, it was immediately clear there would be no golf played on Sunday. Initially the final round was pushed to Monday, and then eventually cancelled.

Wyndham was named the winner after 54 holes. An opening 9 of 28 gave him multiple chances to shoot 59, which he unfortunately didn’t capitalize on. An incredible round nonetheless!

Additionally, a fantastic performance from Ludvig Aberg as he finished solo second and just one shot off of Wyndham Clark. A bogey free second and third round reinforce what everyone already knows about him, he’s going to be one of the best in the world for a very long time.

What’s next on the PGA Tour?

“The Greatest Show on Grass”, “The People’s Open”, or simply the Waste Management. This week is one of the PGA Tour’s must watch events of the season. TPC Scottsdale will host a relatively strong field for not being a Signature Event, though two of the top names were last minute withdrawals, Viktor Hovland and Xander Schauffele. Still in the field will be Scottie Scheffler, Wyndham Clark, Justin Thomas, and more!

LIV Golf
Niemann with a lights out start and finish!

The start to the season that LIV Golf, Torque GC, and Joaquin Niemann dreamed of. With no competition for viewers on Sunday, all eyes were on Joaquin Niemann as entered the final round with a two stroke lead. After an opening round 59 (a course record at Mayakoba), he struggled in the second round finishing 1 over par. A penalty that was assessed overnight saw his lead heading into the final round drop from 4 to 2.

Sergio Garcia made a late charge to take the lead, but Niemann would eventually match him and the two headed for a playoff as daylight was running out. They matched pars for 3 straight holes, and when they were nearly out of daylight, they gave the fans what they were cheering for. One more hole.

Sergio hit a bad approach shot and gave himself a tough up and down, but it didn’t matter. Niemann sank a 15 footer for birdie to take the win in Mayakoba. By that point the putting sufrace was only illumniated by the adjacent big screen.

Jon Rahm’s Legion XIII won their inaugural event, led by the captain himself. Jon finished T3 at -10, with all four teammates posting final rounds under par to take the team victory by four shots over Bryson DeChambeau’s Crusher GC.

What’s next for LIV Golf?

No time off for LIV as they head immediately to Las Vegas where they’ll be playing at Las Vegas Country Club. This will mark the first appearance of their touring Party Hole, and we’re hearing some rumblings that they may have something in store for the “wild card” individual spots. Stay tuned on that. Important note: This event runs Thursday - Sunday as to not compete with The SuperBowl.

DP World Tour
Dylan Frittelli wins on the DP World Tour for the first time in 6 years!

A surge on the back 9 saw Dylan Fritteli close out his first DP World Tour victory in 6 years at the Bahrain Championship. It was the European Tour’s first time returning to Bahrain in over a decade.

After winning, Dylan discussed that for a time he had considered giving up the game altogether. Awesome to see him stick it out and end up back on top, will be interesting to see if he can parlay this into some other strong finishes on the DP World Tour this year!

What’s next on the DP World Tour?

This week is week 5 of 8 on the International Swing for the DP World Tour, and they’ll be playing the Qatar Masters. With a similar field to last week’s event, it will be great to watch Dylan Frittelli try to capitalize on his new found form. You can see the full field here.

Tee Talk
Performance based rankings could be the future

Just yesterday we posted a feature article with The Universal Golf Rankings (TUGR). The opportunity to details their system and goals was really interesting. The idea of a performance based ranking system seems to really have some advantages.

Be sure to check that out!