From the Clubhouse...with Frank Darby

Jan. 4, 2022    CT Flagstick Golf News and Thoughts

 

Happy 2022 and look forward to continuing my radio show, CT Flagstick on ICRV Radio. Thank you Dave Williams for the opportunity to be on the air and to talk this great game of golf and everything going on in the golf world.

 

It’s been strange not having the PGA Tour events on but we did have a number of events in December, like The Hero World Challenge, The Shark Shootout, and one of the fun events to watch, The PNC Championship with Tiger and Charlie. Great playing by John Daly and Little John in winning the event.

 

  • The Sentry Tournament of Champions starts Thursday at Kapalua with 38 of the 39 PGA Tour winners in the field. Only missing player is Rory McIlroy and I wonder why. Harris English is defending and I like the late day coverage to be able to watch it
  • Xander Schauffele is in the field because sponsors wanted the Olympic Champion to be there.
  • How about having the LPGA winners in the Sentry Tournament of Champions as well?
  • PGA Tour Live is moving to ESPN + and golf coverage will be tripled to 4300 hours of live coverage, marquee groups showing every swing they make.
  • PIP ( Player Impact Program ) Sounds like Phil Mickelson was 1st ( $8 million ) and Tiger Woods was 2nd ( $6 million )  So we had a 51 year old who played great in one event ( PGA Champion ) and a 45 year old who played in a hit and giggle collecting $14 million.

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