This past weekend the American Express PGA Tour Event was held at the PGA West Stadium Course, Nicklaus Tournament Course, and La Quinta Golf Course with a field of 168. By Friday afternoon, the cut line was drawn at -10, and down to 69 competitors.
Obviously, the course was playing relatively easy, considering the cut line was -10. Sadly, out of four Canadians, only one made the cut. Adam Hadwin finished his weekend tied for 18th place with Jason Day. So not a bad showing in such a low-scoring event. Shooting -20 for the tournament, Hadwin went 68, 69,64,67. Scottie Scheffler struggled to make the top 10 but still managed to finish the tournament tied for 11th at -22. After Xander Schauffele withdrew from the Sony Open due to a back injury, we were happy to see him tee it up this past week and contend! Schauffele finished the tournament tied for third with a score of -25, shooting 65, 68, 68, 62, making an albatross on Sunday at the 5th hole.
The real story here is Jon Rahm. Rahm held the lead going into Sunday winning the tournament by 1 stroke, which is his second tournament win in three weeks. Going into this weekend’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Rahm looks to continue his win streak. Although, as we speak Rahm is struggling on day one and noticeably frustrated with his game today. Tune into the Farmers Insurance Open this weekend to see what happens. Rahm won the U.S. Open at Torrey in 2021 so don’t count him out.
We’ve got 80 Members playing at PGA West’s Nicklaus Tournament and Stadium Courses. Interestingly, the 9th and 18th holes at on the Nick Tournament Course consistently rank harder than any par 4 ClubLink uses in competition for its Members. Also, interestingly the Nicklaus Tournament Course consistently ranks as the easiest course in the PGA Tours rotation. We think this is evidence that indeed… these are are good.
If you’d like to follow along with our ClubLink Goes to Palm Springs Pro-Am – click here! Keep an eye out for the Nicklaus Tournament’s 9th and 18th holes, and of course the 17th (Alcatraz) on the Stadium Course. CL Goes to Palm Springs Pro-Am link - https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/9198734157717473228
Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions:
Brooke does it again! After a rough end to 2022, with Henderson having to withdraw from the second last event of the year due to an upper back injury, the expectations were not high for her first event back. Not only that, but Henderson was also playing 14 new clubs after a move to TaylorMade this year and only having her clubs for a week before the tournament. Henderson held the lead the whole tournament with rounds of 67, 66, 69, and 70 overall stroke score of 272 winning the event by four strokes at -16. This is her 13th LPGA title, and Monday moved into the number one spot of the Race to CME Globe Rankings. Will Henderson hold onto the top spot? I guess we’ll have to wait and see. We hope so!