Thursday Jul 28, 2022
FIRST THOUGHT

The PGA Tour will own the men’s pro golf calendar in August, with the Wyndham Championship followed by three FedEx Cup playoff events. There’s not a LIV Golf event all month, yet the upstart league will still play a part in the PGA Tour’s postseason. A memo sent by the PGA Tour to players on Tuesday outlined a “soft” top 125 points list to account for players inside the cutoff yet ineligible for the playoffs due to their LIV Golf participation and subsequent suspension. So fan favorites such as Jason Day (No. 127 prior to the start of this week’s Rocket Mortgage Classic) and Rickie Fowler (No. 132) could still make the postseason because of eight players removed such as Talor Gooch (No. 20) and Matt Jones (No. 62).

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> Question of the Week: The majors are a wrap for 2022, but there remain five months of golf to be played. What do you believe will be the biggest storylines for the remainder of this year? 
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FACT OF THE DAY
DID YOU KNOW ...
Of the 193 most expensive clubs (initiation fees of $100,000 or more) in the United States, 16% opened after the turn of the 21st century. Of the remaining clubs, 72% opened in the 20th century and 12% opened in the 1800s.

Source: Longitudes Group Green Grass database
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TUNING IN

PGA Tour: Rocket Mortgage Classic
Site: Detroit Golf Club | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today-Friday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

LIV Golf: LIV Golf Invitational Bedminster
Site: Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
Television: Friday-Sunday, 1 p.m. (Livgolf.com).

LPGA Tour/Ladies European Tour: Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open
Site: Dundonald Links.
Television: Today, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday, 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).

DP World Tour: Hero Open
Site: Fairmont St. Andrews.
Television: Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay).

CALENDAR

AUGUST
1-2: LPGA Leadership Academy, Newcastle, Wash. | Info

OCTOBER
11-13: Golf Inc. Strategies Summit, Kiawah Island, S.C. | Info

NOVEMBER
6-9: International Association of Golf Administrators, Point Clear, Ala. | Info

JANUARY
23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

FEBRUARY
6-9: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

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