For a few weeks now, we have watched as the PGA TOUR has navigated its return to live competition. For the PGA TOUR Champions, however, it has been a long-anticipated journey to restart the season. Over the past few months, we have followed along some of our favorite players on social media as they remained positive and busy at home, eager to go back to live competition. During the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, three prominent players turned 50. Jim Furyk, Mike Weir, and K.J. Choi who all made their PGA TOUR Champions debut at the Ally Challenge this past weekend. In the end, it was Furyk who took the victory making him the first player since Miguel Ángel Jiménez in 2014 to win on their first start in the PGA TOUR Champions.
“I’m the 19th person to come out and win their first event on the PGA TOUR Champions,” Furyk said. “It sounds so ordinary when you say it that way. Wow, I’m amazed. It felt pretty darn hard to do.”
With the first event since the shutdown complete, there’s still a lot more golf action to look forward to. The Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in Akron, Ohio at the Firestone Country Club will be played August 13-16, and then back-to-back events in Branson, Missouri at Big Cedar Lodge where they previously held the “Legends of Golf”. These last two were add-ons that the TOUR remarkably assembled, as players were anxious to play.
to see the updated PGA TOUR schedule.
We hope you tune into all the action coming up in the month of August. We are eager to see all our PGA TOUR Champions return to the game of golf!