Friday Jul 29, 2022

Looking for a new rooting interest on the PGA Tour for this week's Rocket Mortgage Classic? Consider 39-year-old Chris Naegel, in the field via Monday qualifying -- again. The Missourian has qualified for Tour events in four of the last five weeks via "four-spotting," advancing from the notoriously difficult Monday shootouts where only the top four finishers in a field full of excellent players get a tee time in that week's Tour stop. Naegel's best finish over this stretch is a T16 at the John Deere Classic, and in his first round Thursday at Detroit Golf Club he opened with a 4-under 68.

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> With warmer weather and increased precipitation across the country, the demand for golf is starting to slow down as rounds played finished this week flat to last year.

> Despite warmer weather recently, a major benefit for golf has been no observed major hurricanes so far this year.

> Florida and the Mountain Pacific finished as the top performing regions vs. 2021, as a result of decreased precipitation (-67% vs. 2021) in the Mountain Pacific and nicer weather in Florida.

> Positive performance expected from Florida and North regions over the next 5 days, with both areas on pace to finish up by over 5% vs. 2021.

PGA Tour: Rocket Mortgage Classic
Site: Detroit Golf Club | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 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: Today-Sunday, 1 p.m. (

LPGA Tour | Ladies European Tour: Trust Golf Women's Scottish Open
Site: Dundonald Links.
Television: Today, 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).


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

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

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

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

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

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