The PGA Tour is holding a regular tournament in South Korea for the first time, and they're offering plenty of incentive for the players who make the trip. This week's CJ Cup at Nine Bridges is the tournament's first installment, and it marks the Tour's first trip to South Korea since the 2015 Presidents Cup. The inaugural field includes headliners like FedExCup champ Justin Thomas as well as former world No. 1s Jason Day and Adam Scott. The tournament features a 78-man field with no cut, the same format as last week's CIMB Classic in Malaysia. Both tournaments allotted 60 of the 78 spots based on the final FedExCup standings last season. But where this week's event separates itself is in prizing:
Rickie Fowler had a busy off weekend. The former Oklahoma State Cowboy served as grand marshal for Homecoming at his alma mater in Stillwater as the Pokes thumped the Baylor Bears 59-16. Fowler participated in a pro-am at Karsten Creek, rode in the Homecoming parade and hit autographed balls into the crowd at Gallagher-Iba Arena on Friday evening (while Mike Gundy removed his shirt). Fowler is one of the more celebrated athletes in Oklahoma State history, and it was cool to see him return to his college home for a weekend and talk about how much the place meant to him. "When people see (Homecoming weekend), I think they understand a little more what Oklahoma State is," Fowler said. "The main
Tyrrell Hatton hardly got carried away after winning his second successive tournament on Sunday. A beaming Hatton posted the image on social media after his 15-foot putt on the 18th secured a one-shot win over Ross Fisher at Monza, the second time he has edged out his compatriot on successive Sundays after winning the Dunhill Links Championship by three shots. Put another way, Hatton is 45 under par for his past eight rounds.
Geoff Shackelford hopes the restoration of Belmont Golf Course, which hosted the 1949 PGA Championship, will keep the A.W. Tillinghast design features.