Friday Nov 12, 2021

Think of all the premier non-major courses the PGA Tour played on throughout 2020-21. To name a few, Pebble Beach, Riviera, TPC Sawgrass, Muirfield Village and Quail Hollow. Yet, two of the most difficult courses last year happened to be munis. Torrey Pines’ South and Memorial Park, site of this week’s Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open, ranked as the first and fourth most difficult courses, respectively. The scoring average at Torrey Pines was 1.340 strokes above par, while Memorial Park was 1.025 strokes above par. 

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> Less than ideal playing conditions this past week contributed to total rounds played being down -33% vs. 2020, but still up +64% vs. 2019.

> Increased rainfall and colder temperatures nationwide impacted play early in the week, specifically in the North and Central Valley regions.

> Florida finished as the top performing region for the past seven days. Though it had cooler temperatures than last year, total rounds played were up +30% vs. 2020. 

> Positive performance is expected to continue in the Mountain Pacific and Florida regions. Over the next five days, both areas are on pace to finish up by over 50% for total rounds played.

PGA Tour: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open
Site: Memorial Park Golf Club, Houston.
Television: Today-Sunday, 1-4 p.m. (Golf Channel).

European Tour: Aviv Dubai Championship
Site: Jumeirah Golf Estates (Fire Course), Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Television: Today, 3-8 a.m. (Golf Channel), Saturday-Sunday, 3-7:30 a.m. (Golf Channel).

LPGA: Pelican Women’s Championship
Site: Pelican Golf Club, Belleair, Fla. 
Television: Today, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 7:30-10:30 p.m. (Golf Channel-tape delay).

PGA Tour Champions: Charles Schwab Cup Championship 
Site: Phoenix Country Club, Phoenix.
Television: Today-Sunday, 4-6:30 p.m. (Golf Channel).


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