PGA Tour 2018-2019

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  1. Carolina Speed

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    Getting this thread started a little late, but here goes. Xander Schauffele wins the Sentry Tournament of Champions, the first event of 2019. It's an event that puts the winners of the 2017-2018 tournament winners into the field.
    Noticeably missing was Jordan Spieth who went without a win last year. However, he made no excuses, while suffering from mononucleosis and getting married last year. Let's hope he can get back on track this year.
    He'll be in the field this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii!
     
  2. Don Wassall

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    Gary Woodland started the final round with a 3 shot lead including a 5 shot lead over Schauffele, shot 5 under for his round -- and still lost to Schauffele, who tied the course record with a -11 yesterday. Woodland has improved his short game to go with his prodigious power, and Schauffele is a cool customer who has to be added to the list of young stars on the Tour.

    2019 is the year the greatly improved scheduling of the four majors and The Players begins. The Players now takes place in March instead of May, followed by The Masters at its usual time in April, then the PGA Championship moves to May rather than its previous August placement, followed by the U.S. Open in June, with the British Open in July now the last major to take place. The FedEx Cup playoffs have also been moved up a few weeks so they will no longer compete head-to-head with the NFL, which slaughters it in the TV ratings. Nice to see the Tour get it right, should be another year of compelling golf.
     
  3. Carolina Speed

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    At the Sony Open in dreadful Hawaii Matt Kuchar's back to back 63's has him at the top of the leaderboard.
    Jordan Spieth misses the cut by one after an opening round of 73. Second round 66. Hopefully he gets it together in time for the Masters.
    Not too many other big names at the top. However, a young man from my part of the country, JT Poston is in a T-12, at -6. I hope to get to watch him play this evening.
     

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