America’s PGA is hard to say, it lacks the transparency of other majors, but makes up for it by offering the strongest field each year.
When the final game was announced on Monday — one of 156 spots reserved for the winner of AT&T Byron Nelson if he didn’t already qualify — PGA Championship Guaranteed to have the top 100 players in the world, as long as they all play.
Defending champion Phil Mickelson is still on the roster, although it’s not breaking news. While he hasn’t made a public appearance since he successfully offended the PGA Tour and the Saudi-funded rival league he’s been promoting, there’s no official word on whether the southpaw will be in South Hills next week.
Even more promising is the prospect of Tiger Woods, the last winner at Nanshan. Somewhere between “suspicious” and “suspicious” if golf has an injury report still is Bryson DeChambeau, who didn’t have his stitches removed until last week after surgery on his left hand.
no one doubts PGA Championship With the strongest courses, even though the past three champions are tied for last in the world rankings, there are 20 professionals who spend more time running their golf clubs than honing their short game.
How it got to its realm remains a mystery.
The goal is to be in the top 100 in the world. It just doesn’t say that anywhere in the standard.
There are major champions, top players from last year’s PGA Championship, last year’s PGA Tour winners, recent Ryder Cup players still in the top 100, and the PGA Tour money list for the past 12 months.
Then there are “special exemptions”.
One day, the PGA of America will call it what it is: a category that fills the field with players ranked in the top 100 in the world but not yet in it.
Kerry Haigh, the PGA’s chief tournament officer, reached out to him last year when 99 of the top 100 (Matthew Wolfe was missing) played at Kiawah Island.
“It’s something we’re proud of PGA Championshipaccording to the Official World Golf Rankings, we have the strongest courses,” Hague said.
The special exemption isn’t just about world rankings. Henrik Stenson and Zach Johnson were exempt, as were their previous Ryder Cup captains. Billy Horscher was one of those exempt until the PGA points table (money table) was finalized.
which brings us back to Griffin.
he 82nd in the PGA standings (top 70 qualifying) and 107th in the world ranking a week ago. Griffin Coming into the final round on Sunday, he was tied for 19th with five and a three-tie sixth with a 67.that moved he No. 96 in the world, $193,140 spread he 74th in PGA points.
What’s most curious about this year’s use of the “special exemption” is that the PGA of America is far ahead of the top 100 in the world. This is to prevent someone from making the top 100 after this week.
Added South Africa’s Daniel Van Todd (103) and Justin Harding (104), New Zealand’s Ryan Fox (106), England’s Laurie Kante (107) and Sam Horsfield (110) and Japan’s Higa A tree (112). All but Harding and Kanter are on their respective tours this week and have a chance to make the top 100.
Accepting them means overtaking the players at No. 70 in the PGA standings – Brendan Steele, Bohosler, Kramer Hickok, Charles Schwarzel, Adam Schenk, Russell Knock Stallings and Scott Stallings.
Then again, as members of the PGA Tour, they have plenty of chances to make the cut.
Surprisingly, world No. 1 Adrian Meronk (who will be the first Polish player in PGA Championship history) and Joel Daman (114) for last week’s game Asian Tour winner Bio King offered a waiver.
It was Kim Jong-un’s first win since the Korea Golf Association’s one-year ban (originally a three-year ban) after his phone’s camera malfunctioned during the final round of the tournament he won, causing disgust among spectators.
For those who miss, the ball is always in their hands because it is Griffin. No one ever shows up in the profession and informs the ineligible. All the right players are there, even if some American fans don’t know them well.
Maybe it’s just appropriate.
Back in the 1970s and 1980s, PGA Championship It feels like a closed store for international players. Sam Torrance won 14 titles on the European Tour and played in five Ryder Cups before his debut. PGA Championship. Mark James won 13 championships and played in four Ryder Cups before entering the PGA.
“That’s fine. That’s how it is,” Torrance said in a text message Monday night.
PGA Championship The concept of playing overseas was briefly considered a decade ago. Now the world has come to the PGA, just like any other major.
25 players are not members of the PGA Tour. Excluding club pros, Americans make up about 46 percent of the field.That’s how it should be, even if PGA Championship It’s not clear how it got to this point.
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