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Round 1 Preview of the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial
DALLAS/FORT WORTH - Dallas native and University of Texas alum Scottie Scheffler was the hottest golfer in the Rio Grande as he won his first four PGA Tour titles in a span of six starts but that came to a grinding halt when he missed the cut at the PGA Championship last week. It marked his second missed cut of the season and first of the calendar year. He will be making his third start in the Charles Schwab Challenge (MC/2021, T-55/2020).
Reigning PGA Tour Rookie of the Year Will Zalatoris enters the week after earning his fifth Top-10 in his eighth major championship start. The PGA Championship playoff marked the Dallas native’s second playoff appearance of the season (2022 Farmers Insurance Open).
In bid to become the first major championship winner from Chile, third-round PGA Championship leader Mito Pereira finished T-3 in his second career major start. The PGA rookie will be making his Charles Schwab Challenge debut in his 29th career start.
A year ago, Jason Kokrak defeated Jordan Spieth by two strokes to earn Kokrak’s second career PGA Tour victory at the Charles Schwab Challenge. Kokrak was the first player since Francesco Molinari (2017-18) to win their first two TOUR titles in the same season at age 35 or older. Kokrak will attempt to become only the second player to successfully defend their title in Fort Worth, Ben Hogan did it on two occasions (1946-1947, 1952-1953).
Most Top-10s in Texas on the PGA TOUR (Since 2013)
Jordan Spieth 16
Matt Kuchar 13
Ryan Palmer 9
Charles Howell II 8
Charley Hoffman 8
Dustin Johnson 8
Charles Schwab Challenge | Tournament Facts
COURSE: The Colonial Club
YARDS/PAR: 7,209 yards/Par 70
ARCHITECT(S): John Bredemus/Perry Maxwell
PRIZE Money - Purse/Winner’s Share: $8,400,000/$1,512,000
DEFENDING CHAMPION: Jason Kokrak
PAST RESULTS: (link)
PAST CHAMPIONS: (link)
FEDEx CUP Points to Winner: 500
TV COVERAGE: The first two rounds (today and May 27) are scheduled for coverage from 4:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) on Golf Channel. On Saturday and Sunday, coverage is set for 2:00pm to 5:30pm (ET) on Golf Channel and 5:00 to 7:00pm (ET) on CBS.
PGA TOUR LIVE STREAMING on ESPN+: Streaming coverage will be featured on ESPN-Plus today and Friday with Main Feed, Featured Hole and Featured Groups from 8:15am to 4:00pm (ET). Weekend times for ESPN+ streaming run from 9:00am to 7:00pm (ET).
PGA TOUR RADIO COVERAGE: SiriusXM Radio will have live coverage of the PGA Championship with broadcasts beginning at 1:00pm to 7:00pm (ET) today and Friday. Saturday PGA Tour Radio coverage will run 2:00pm to 7;00pm (ET) and Sunday’s final round will air 1:00pm to 6:30pm (or completion of event). PGA Tour Radio is available on Sirius 208/XM 92 or online via PGATourCom.
How to Watch on ESPN+ (link)
Charles Schwab Challenge | The Basics
The Tee Times at the Colonial start today at 8:20am (ET) and go to 2:29pm (ET).
Weather: Today’s forecast is for sunny skies, 72-degrees with winds blowing at 15 mph. Zero chance of rain and 45% humidity.Slightly warmer and lower winds on Friday with only a 10% chance of rain.
Tournament Web Site: (link)
FedEx Cup Standings: (link)
PGA Tour Brunch will post before 8:00am (ET) on Friday.
Next Week: The Memorial, presented by Workday
Charles Schwab - Field, Tee Times and Leaderboard
The Field: (link)
Harris English (out)/Mark Hubbard (in)
Monday, May 23
Charl Schwartzel (out)/Greyson Sigg (in)
Sepp Straka (out)/Trey Mullinax (in)
Bubba Watson (out)/Scott Piercy (in)
Jason Dufner (in/sponsor exemption)
Tuesday, May 24
Bryson DeChambeau (out)/John Huh (in)
Tee Times: (link)
What They’re Saying:
Justin Thomas’ PGA Celebration On Hold (Golf Week/USA Today)
Colonial Country Club Perfect Place for Jordan Spieth (Golf Week/USA Today)
Justin Thomas Re-Sets After PGA (PGATourCom)
Things to Know at Colonial (PGATourCom)
FedExCup Standings (PGATourCom)
Sports Gambling, Daily Fantasy & Industry News
Expert Picks at Charles Schwab - (PGATourCom)
Sleeper Picks at Charles Schwab - (PGATourCom)
NFL QBs in The Match: June 1 (ESPNCom)
On This Day in Golf History
May 26, 2013 - Boo Weekley adds his third “tartan jacket” to his wardrobe, winning the sport coat as champion of the Colonial Invitational. Weekley shot a final round (66) to win by one stroke over Matt Kuchar. Weekly also won in 2007 and ‘08 at The Heritage Classics, another provider of a “tartan jacket” to the winner.- Courtesy of Randy Walker, Author of On This Day in Golf History, available via Amazon.com and by clicking HERE
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