2020 PGA Tour

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  1. Don Wassall

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    Justin Thomas wins the Tournament of Champions on Maui, the annual first event of the calendar year, for the second time in four years. At 26 he becomes the fourth youngest golfer since WWII to win 12 PGA events, one more than Jordan Spieth.

    Of the potential young "Big Four" of a few years ago, Thomas has been the most consistent. McIlroy has been up and down but had a big year last year (edging out Brooks Koepka for player of the year). Day and Spieth have struggled and have been passed up in the world rankings by Xander Schauffele, 26, who is now 8th. Thomas is 4th, McIlroy 2nd, and 29 year old Koepka is number one.
     
  2. Carolina Speed

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    I watched quite a bit of this tournament. I was down with a cold and the weather wasn't good here over the weekend. Happy for Thomas. It went down to him and Patrick Reed in a playoff. I'm a little concerned about Spieth. He hasn't won in two years. He has withdrawn from this weeks tournament, Sony Open in Hawaii, due to a cold. Hard to understand what's happened to him. I've heard he's made a swing change and have been told most don't ever make it all the way back from a change of swing. It will be sad if Spieth doesn't get back. I was hoping he would rival Tiger in Major wins. Spieth is currently 43rd in the world. Jason Day is 37th.
    On another note. I was watching this tournament with interest in a local product, JT Poston. He and my oldest son were friends in college. He won his first tournament last year. He was on the first page of leaders for most of the tournament and finished T-11. He's currently 67th in world rankings. His career is progressing well. Hopefully, it continues.
     
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    Great win for Webb Simpson yesterday at the Waste Management Open in Scottsdale, Arizona. He came from 2 shots back with 2 holes to play to win in a one- hole playoff with Tony Finau.
     
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    Adam Scott wins the Genesis Invitational by two strokes over a very strong field at famed Riviera course, which has held majors in the past. It was Scott's first PGA Tour win in nearly three years, but his 14th overall (third all-time among Aussies) and 29th win worldwide.

    Tiger Woods was inserted as the tournament's official host this year and responded by coming in dead last, including a five over 77 yesterday, which must have caused color analyst Nick Faldo to do everything in his power to hold back tears.
     
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    But hey! God-like Tiger made the cut and only finished 22 strokes behind. I'm sure if they added another 9 holes he could have caught up!
     
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    The easiest sport to pull off without fans is golf. My governor Ned Lamont announced today that the Travelers will be played in June without fans. Fans may appear as the season progresses.

    See below the wild revised schedule. The only major cancelled is the British. The US Open has been moved into the fall and of course the Masters takes place in November.

    https://www.pgatour.com/news/2020/0...son-2020-2021-regular-season-coronavirus.html
     
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    The PGA Tour resumed yesterday with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth. Really nice field but no fans, daily testing of players and caddies due to the plandemic, no handshakes between competitors following the completion of rounds, but at least it's a start. Hopefully fans are allowed by the time this year's three majors begin in August (the British Open has been cancelled for 2020), because it would be a depressing atmosphere without them.
     
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    Pretty nice leaderboard for the weekend. I have nothing against Harold Varner III, but the media is already making a big deal about a black player leading during the George Floyd nonsense. Dechambeau, Spieth and McIlroy round out the top four. I’ll definitely be watching this weekend.
     
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    DeChambeau has muscled up to about 240 pounds and looks more like a linebacker than even Brooks Koepka. But he didn't do it for vanity reasons; as always with him everything is very well thought out. He's not only significantly longer off the tee now but also more accurate. Could be someone who makes the jump to superstardom very soon.
     
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    Yes, I'm looking forward to watching this weekend as well. However, I will have to watch the delayed version on the Golf Channel this evening. I will be playing myself this afternoon with one of my sons. It's a beautiful day here in NC.
    As usual, I will be pulling for Spieth. Speaking of being off the tee, I saw some highlights of yesterday's round and Spieth was longest off one particular hole, a short par 4. Most of the big hitters were laying up. Spieth hit a huge drive over the trees and into the fairway. If he can stay consistent with his driving, he has a chance to break out of an almost three year slump.
    Should be interesting with DeChambeau and McIlroy in the mix as well.
    I've been able to play a lot myself during the pandemic, so I'm looking to break 80 today!
     
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    Forgot to mention. Local guy from my area of the country, JT Poston is T-14 at -6. He won his first PGA Tournament last year at the Wyndham Championship. Obviously will be watching for him as well.
     
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    DeChambeau is bigger for sure, but it looks like he was quarantining with Ben &Jerry’s. I hope Spieth wins this thing and gets career back on track.
     
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    Dustin Johnson wins the 2020 Travelers Championship. He now has won at least one tournament in 13 consecutive seasons.
    Palmer and Nicklaus went 17 consecutive seasons with a win.
     

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