Great Ending to a Season & Now Begins the 2017-2018 Golf Season

The past two weeks have been very exciting in the world of golf. The 2016-2017 season came to an end, awards have been given out, and Team USA took the win at the Presidents Cup once again.

1. End to 2016-2017 Season

Congrats to these 2016-2017 Big Winners!

  • Justin Thomas
    • FedEx Cup Championship Winner: Total of 3,000 points (5 wins)
    • PGA Tour Player of the Year
    • Arnold Palmer Award

  • Team USA
    • Presidents Cup: Rickie Fowler, Kevin Kisner, Dustin Johnson, Jordan Speith, Justin Thomas, Patrick Reed, Phil Mickelson, Daniel Berger, Brooks Koepka, Matt Kucha, Kevin Chappell, & Charley Hoffman
    • Score: 19 – 11

2. New Schedule for 2017-2018 Season

Now that this season has come to an end, it’s time to start right back up with the new season! Two tournaments have been added to this year’s official PGA Tour tournament scheduled.

  • The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges (first PGA Tour tournament in Korea)
  • Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship (previously played on the Tour- takes place in the Dominican Republic)

Here’s what’s left between now and the end of the calendar year. The graphic includes what months the PGA Tour tournaments will take place for the entire season.

Oct 5- 8: Safeway Open at Silverado Resort and Spa

Oct 12- 15: CIMB Classic at TPC Kuala Lumpur

Oct 19- 22: The CJ Cup at Nine Bridges

Oct 26- 29: WGC: HSBC Champions at Sheshan International Golf Club & Sanderson Farms Championship at Country Club of Jackson

Nov 2- 5: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin

Nov 9- 12: OHL Classic at El Camaleon Golf Club

Nov 16- 19: RSM Classic at Sea Island Resort


3. This weekend: Safeway Open

The North Course at Silverado Resort & Spa has a par of 72, and is located in Napa, CA.

Lots of big name players will be takin’ it easy this weekend, but there will still be plenty of great players to watch at the Safeway Open! Here are some of the players participating:

  • Phil Mickelson
  • Kevin Na
  • Smylie Kaufman
  • Bryson Dechambeau
  • Sam Saunders (Arnold Palmer’s grandson)
  • Bill Haas
  • Billy Hurley III
  • Brendan Steele (former Safeway Open winner)
  • Jonas Blixt (former Safeway Open winner)
  • Emiliano Grillo (former Safeway Open winner)
  • Sang-moon Bae (former Safeway Open winner)
  • Maverick McNealy (PGA Tour Rookie this season!)

Here are the winners from the past 5 Safeway Opens:

  • Brendan Steele (2016)
  • Emiliano Grillo (2015)
  • Sang-moon Bae (2014)
  • Jimmy Walker (2013)
  • Jonas Blixt (2012)

Who do you think will win this weekend??

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