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LIV Golf Team Championship Results: 4 Aces GC Wins Final Event of the Season

The innagural season of LIV Golf reached its finale on Saturday in Miami. And what an eventful and controversial season it was.

The tournament took place at Trump National Doral’s “Blue Monster.” Which hosted a PGA Tour event annually from 1962 until 2016.

The 4 Aces Golf Club claimed the 2022 LIV golf team championship title. With the help of their captain Dustin Johnson, they were able to fend off Cameron Smith’s Punch GC.

After narrowly making it through the first round of singles matches in the team championship, the highest scoring team from the regular season used a well-balanced approach in order to accumulate a score of 7-under. This total was enough for us to pass Punch GC by one stroke.

Despite the fact that the team championship was becoming a two-team contest, there were still plenty important events happening late in the afternoon. The marquee pairing of Johsnon and Smith produced some dramatic golf as the Champion Golfer Of The Year finished the round with a 7-under par 65, and Johnson fired off a 2-under 70 to take the lead.

While the two captains for their respective sides were the last pair out on the golf course, it was the players’ team members who decided the outcome of the match. Matt Jones, Marc Leishman and Wade Ormsby collectively shot over par, while DJ’s held their own.

Perez was their biggest wildcard entering the tournament, but he played well enough to help the team win four matches.

The 4 Aces GC has now won five times in their first year together.4 Aces won every event held in the United States, and their ultimate win at Trump National Doral came with a $16 million paycheck ($4 million per golfer).

Johnsons on-course earnings adds up to roughly $35 million for the LIV Golf season.

LIV Golf’s Team Championship Money List

1. 4Aces GC

(Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Pat Perez, Talor Gooch) – $16 million ($4 million per golfer)

2. Punch GC

(Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby) – $8 million ($2 million per golfer)

3. Smash GC

(Brooks Koepka, Peter Uihlein, Jason Kokrak, Chase Koepka) – $6 million ($1.5 million per golfer)

4. Stinger GC

(Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace, Charl Schwartzel, Hennie du Plessis) – $4 million ($1 million per golfer)

Eliminated after semifinals

Cleeks GC

(Shergo Al Kurdi, Laurie Canter, Graeme McDowell, Richard Bland) – $3 million (750000 per golfer)

Crushers GC

(Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri) – $3 million (750000 per golfer)

Fireballs GC

(Sergio Garcia, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra, Abraham Ancer) – $3 million (750000 per golfer)

Majesticks GC

(Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield) – $3 million (750000 per golfer)

Eliminated after quarterfinals

Niblicks GC

(Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit) – $1 million (250000 per golfer)

Iron Heads GC

(Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim) – $1 million (250000 per golfer)

Hy Flyers GC

(Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Triangle) – $1 million (250000 per golfer)

Torque GC

(Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, Adrian Otaegui, Jediah Morgan) – $1 million (250000 per golfer)

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A Look Back at the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship

The latest golf news coming out of Southampton, Bermuda goes by the name Power(s). Seamus Power has been named the winner of the 2022 Butterfield Bermuda Championship Golf Tournament at the Port Royal Golf Course. He has won two tournaments in as many years and now he’s considered a rising star. Power leaps into the top 10 in FedEx Cup points after this win.

With a 25-foot birdy putt at the 14th hole, Power took the first round off the board. Only Ben Griffin was able to chase him down. A bogey on the 18th gave the Ireland native a 1-under 70 and a win by only one-shot over Thomas Detry, who earlier had holed out a shot from the bunker on the same hole for birdie and a 4-under 67.

Prior to that, it was between Power and PGA Tour rookie Ben Griffin. Griffins’ road to the PGA was a tough one, and he earned a reputation for it. A year ago he wasn’t even in golf, Griffin was serving as a Mortgage loan officer then, dreaming about playing on tour. Despite being in first place after the turn, he didn’t win the tournament. As he continued his round, the mounting pressure became too much for him as he made three consecutive bogeys before making a double bogey on his final hole. Ultimately, Griffin would finish tied for third place.

Next week, the PGA Tour heads to Mexico for the World Wide Technology Championship. Victor Hovland has won the WWT Championship the past two seasons in a row, so he’ll definitely play hard to try and win again this year. If he manages to accomplish the hat-trick, he’ll join an exclusive class of golfers that includes Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklas, and Arnold Palmer.

Seamus Power’s What’s In The Bag:

Driver: Ping G430 LST (9° playing at 9.25°) / Accra TZ6 Proto 65 M5

3 Wood: Ping G430 Max (15°) / ACCRA TZ6 Proto 75 M5

7 Wood: Ping G430 Max (18° playing at 17.75°) / ACCRA TZ5 Proto 85 M5

Irons: (4), Ping iBlade

Wedges: (50°, 54°, 58°) / Project X 125 6.5 Ping Glide 4.0

Putter: Ping PLD3 Mallet

Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Prize Money

Win: Seamus Power, 265/-19, $1,170,000

2: Thomas Detry, 266/-18, $708,500

T-3: Ben Griffin, 267/-17, $344,500

T-3: Patrick Rodgers, 267/-17, $344,500

T-3: Kevin Yu, 267/-17, $344,500

T-6: Aaron Baddeley, 268/-16, $227,500

T-6: Denny McCarthy, 268/-16, $227,500

T-8: Justin Lower, 269/-15, $196,625

T-8: Max McGreevy, 269/-15, $196,625

10: Harrison Endycott, 270/-14, $177,125

T-11: Brian Gay, 271/-13, $134,875

T-11: David Lingmerth, 271/-13, $134,875

T-11: Sean O’Hair, 271/-13, $134,875

T-11: Greyson Sigg, 271/-13, $134,875

T-11: Alex Smalley, 271/-13, $134,875

T-11: Nick Watney, 271/-13, $134,875

T-17: Byeong Hun An, 272/-12, $89,375

T-17: Akshay Bhatia, 272/-12, $89,375

T-17: Zecheng Dou, 272/-12, $89,375

T-17: Fabián Gómez, 272/-12, $89,375

T-17: Chesson Hadley, 272/-12, $89,375

T-17: Andrew Novak, 272/-12, $89,375

T-23: Nico Echavarria, 273/-11, $56,550

T-23: Nick Hardy, 273/-11, $56,550

T-23: Robby Shelton, 273/-11, $56,550

T-23: Austin Smotherman, 273/-11, $56,550

T-23: Nick Taylor, 273/-11, $56,550

T-23: Richy Werenski, 273/-11, $56,550

T-29: MJ Daffue, 274/-10, $41,654.17

T-29: Garrick Higgo, 274/-10, $41,654.17

T-29: Adam Schenk, 274/-10, $41,654.17

T-29: Robert Streb, 274/-10, $41,654.17

T-29: Scott Harrington, 274/-10, $41,654.16

T-29: Charley Hoffman, 274/-10, $41,654.16

T-35: Jonathan Byrd, 275/-9, $29,683.34

T-35: Nate Lashley, 275/-9, $29,683.34

T-35: Seung-Yul Noh, 275/-9, $29,683.34

T-35: Will Gordon, 275/-9, $29,683.33

T-35: Brent Grant, 275/-9, $29,683.33

T-35: Cameron Percy, 275/-9, $29,683.33

T-35: Erik van Rooyen, 275/-9, $29,683.33

T-35: John VanDerLaan, 275/-9, $29,683.33

T-35: Brandon Wu, 275/-9, $29,683.33

T-44: Tyson Alexander, 276/-8, $20,527

T-44: Austin Cook, 276/-8, $20,527

T-44: Tano Goya, 276/-8, $20,527

T-44: Adam Long, 276/-8, $20,527

T-44: C.T. Pan, 276/-8, $20,527

T-49: Arjun Atwal, 277/-7, $16,367

T-49: Ben Crane, 277/-7, $16,367

T-49: Russell Knox, 277/-7, $16,367

T-49: Ben Martin, 277/-7, $16,367

T-49: Dylan Wu, 277/-7, $16,367

T-54: Aaron Rai, 278/-6, $15,275

T-54: Brian Stuard, 278/-6, $15,275

T-54: Camilo Villegas, 278/-6, $15,275

T-57: Philip Knowles, 279/-5, $14,950

T-57: Ben Taylor, 279/-5, $14,950

T-59: Scott Gutschewski, 280/-4, $14,690

T-59: Trevor Werbylo, 280/-4, $14,690

61: Matti Schmid, 281/-3, $14,495

62: Scott Brown, 282/-2, $14,365

T-63: Lucas Glover, 283/-1, $14,170

T-63: Harry Hall, 283/-1, $14,170

T-65: Greg Chalmers, 285/+1, $13,975

T-65: Caleb Surratt, 285/+1 Amateur

67: Augusto Núñez, 286/+2, $13,845

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The LIV Golf Team Championship Preview You Cannot Miss

Starting Friday, a select group of controversial golfers will play for the richest purse in the long history of golf: $50 million. The winning team will receive a $16 million first-place prize at Trump National Doral in Miami and take home the LIV Golf’s Team Championship trophy.

Team Championship Format

Friday, October 28 – Quarter Finals

LIV Golf teams ranked 5 – 12 this season will play in head-to-head match-play

The top four seeded teams will get byes.

The higher seeded squads get to pick their match-play opponents.

There will be three total matches as part of each team match. Two singles matches and one 4v4 match.

Each match will be played until a victor is determined. The match winner gets one point.

Any team that earns two points will advance to Saturday.

Saturday, October 29 – Semi Finals

The top four seeded squads who had byes will be joined by the winners of Friday’s matches for another day of team match play in the same format as the day prior.

Teams ranked highest choose their opponent.

Advancing to the final round of the Team Championship will be the four winning teams (who earn two points in their matches).

Sunday, October 30 – Team Championship

The final round will be two-ball stroke play with a shotgun-start consisting of the four final teams.

Each golfer will compete in two-balls with the team captains golfing with eachother.

Each of the four scores counts for the team’s total score.

At the end of the final round of the tournament, the team with the lowest overall score will be declared the winner.

The Course

The Blue Monster course at Trump National Doral Golf Club is one of the most famous courses in America. Rennovated in 2014 bt Gil Hanse, the famed course extends over 7,600 yards. It’s a challenging track featuring a series of strategically placed bunkers, long fairway runs, undulating greens, Bermuda rough that will swallow up the ball, and water everywhere. All of these elements combine for a golf experience that demands both distance and precision. The famous 18th Hole is traditionally considered one of the hardest holes on any golf course.

The Weather

Friday, October 28

Hi 83°, Low 73°: Sunny, 6% chance of rain, 9 MPH winds

Saturday, October 29

Hi 84°, Low 73°: Sunny, 9% chance of rain, 10 MPH winds

Sunday, October 30

Hi 84°, Low 72°: Mostly sunny, 19% chance of rain, 9 MPH winds

LIV Golf Team Championship – Analysis

Smash GC (+800)

The foursome of Chase and Brooks Koepka, Peter Uihlein and Jason Kokrak are coming off a team win in Saudi Arabia, along with Brooks winning the event outright.

Uihlein has also been terrific, finishing 2nd twice in his last three events. At +800, they’re odds are more favorable than the top three options on the board. They don’t get the first match byes because they aren’t in the four best teams, but their team is firing on all cylinders right now.

His captain Brooks Koepka has been a dominant force when he was healthy, and now that he seems back to his best, it looks like he may be able to add another title to his collection.

Stinger (+900)

This squad of South African golfers have won two events this season. They enter the event as the No. 4 seed, so they’re guaranteed to get a first round bye. Louis Oosthuisen posted four top-ten finishes, while Hennie du Plessis had a second place finish in London to teammate Schwarzels (Grace was third in that week).

Majesticks (+2000)

The veteran group of Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Ian Poulter and Sam Horsfield enter this week as the No. 6 seed. They had three top-three placements in seven tournaments. They haven’t been quite as sharp lately; they’ve finished no higher than seventh in the last few tournaments. Nevertheless, even if they have longer odds than the top six teams, there is some value in having this veteran team on your card. Stenson, West­wood and Poulter have competed in 23 Ryder Cup matches between them; so they are very experienced in the match-play format.

LIV Golf Team Championship – The Teams & Odds

4 Aces GC +175 – Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez

Crushers GC +350 – Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri,

Fireballs GC +400 – Sergio Garcia, Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, Eugenio Chacarra

Smash GC +800 – Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak, Peter Uihlein, Chase Koepka

Stinger GC +900 – Louis Oosthuizen, Charl Schwartzel, Branden Grace, Hennie Du Plessis

Punch GC +1400 – Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Matt Jones, Wade Ormsby

Hy Flyers GC +2000 – Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Matthew Wolff, Cameron Tringale

Majesticks GC +2000 – Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson, Sam Horsfield

Torque GC +2800 – Joaquin Niemann, Scott Vincent, Adrian Otaegui, Jediah Morgan

Cleeks GC +3500 – Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell, Laurie Canter, Richard Bland

Iron Heads GC +3500 – Kevin Na, Sadom Kaewkanjana, Phachara Khongwatmai, Sihwan Kim

Niblicks GC +3500 – Bubba Watson (non-playing captain), Harold Varner III, Hudson Swafford, James Piot, Turk Pettit

LIV Golf – Prize Money

1st – $16m

2nd – $8m

3rd – $6m

4th – $4m

5th – $3m

6th – $3m

7th – $3m

8th – $3m

9th – $1m

10th – $1m

11th – $1m

12th – $1m

LIV Golf Team Championship – The Field

Abraham Ancer

Adrian Otaegui

Anirban Lahiri

Bernd Wiesberger

Branden Grace

Brooks Koepka

Bryson DeChambeau

Cameron Smith

Cameron Tringale

Carlos Ortiz

Charl Schwartzel

Charles Howell III

Chase Koepka

Dustin Johnson

Eugenio Chacarra

Graeme McDowell

Harold Varner III

Hennie Du Plessis

Henrik Stenson

Hudson Swafford

Ian Poulter

James Piot

Jason Kokrak

Jediah Morgan

Joaquin Niemann

Kevin Na

Laurie Canter

Lee Westwood

Louis Oosthuizen

Marc Leishman

Martin Kaymer

Matt Jones

Matthew Wolff

Pat Perez

Patrick Reed

Paul Casey

Peter Uihlein

Phachara Khongwatmai

Phil Mickelson

Richard Bland

Sadom Kaewkanjana

Sam Horsfield

Scott Vincent

Sergio Garcia

Sihwan Kim

Talor Gooch

Turk Pettit

Wade Ormsby

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The Bermuda Championship is Here! Get Ready for Some Exciting Golf

Port Royal Golf Club is set to host the 34th edition of the annual Butterfield Bermuda Championship, and it promises to be one of the most intriguing golfing spectacles of the season. While competing with LIV Golf’s final tournament of the year, the beautiful coastal track with windy conditions should put on a show. Here are three things you need to know about the event ahead of the start date.

1. The venue

Located in Southampton, Bermuda, the course features a mix of open fairways and tight pin placements, making it perfect for players of all skill levels. While the course itself isn’t particularly challenging, it does offer plenty of opportunities for birdies, especially off the tees. The layout is also home to several bunkers, including three large greenside bunkers, while there are numerous water hazards throughout the course.

2. The history

A Robert Trent Jones Sr. Designed by architect Robert Trent Jones Jr., Port Royal debuted in 1970. It underwent its first renovation in 1995 and then again in 2009 before hosting the PGA Grand Slam of Golf. As with most things in Bermuda, the history of Port Royal is quite fascinating.

The Port Royal story involves disgruntled farmers and disagreements over the ownership of the property that led to changes in the course design. However, all the redirection led to the construction of the famous and heavily photographed 16th hole.

3. The conditions

Temperatures typically average around 80 degrees Fahrenheit, although it can sometimes reach upwards of 90 degrees. Rainfall is common, too, with an average of 4 inches falling each day during the tournament period. However, strong winds are another factor to consider, as gusts often exceed 20 miles per hour.

Tournament & Golf Course Course Specs

Course: Port Royal Golf Course

Purse: $6.5m

Yards: 6,828

Par: 71 (4x 3’s / 11x 4’s / 3x 5’s)

Greens: Bermuda

Architect: Robert Trent Jones

Historical Cut Line: Even

Median Score 4-round Score: -2 (2021), -9 (2020)

Comp Courses: Waialae CC, Pebble Beach, Harbour Town, Coco Beach, Bay Hill, El Camaleon, PGA West, Sea Island GC, Sedgefield CC

Past Winners: Brian Gay (21), Brendon Todd (20)

 

Butterfield Bermuda Championship Picks and Predictions

Adam Schenk (+5000)

Adam Schenk ranked third in strokes gained approach for this weeks field over his last 36 rounds. He’s one of the betting favorites coming off a 16th place finish at the Zozo Championship, and before that, had finished 12th at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open. That week, he gained 1.4 strokes putting, 5.6 strokes on approach shots, and 1.7 strokes off the tee. Adam has been special with his irons recently. Schenk finished 26th at Port Royal last year, 7th place at the Corales Punta Cana Championship, and 14th at the Puerto Rico Open. Achenk looks to me like a player who is more than confident on coastal courses with slower greens. I think Schenk could be near the top of the leaderboard late in the afternoon on Sunday.

Chesson Hadley (+6000)

I was surprised by Chesson Hadley’s performance last week, but after further analysis, I feel extremely optimistic about his prospects this week.Hadley is the one person who ranks among the top 10 in this field in putting on Bermuda, iron play, and approach shots. Hadley, 35-year-old, recently finished 37th at the Shriners Hospital for Children Open, gaining three strokes on approach shots and nearly 5 strokes putting. This will be the first time Hadley returns to Port Royal after placing 16th in 2020. After seeing him win at the Puerto Rico Open and finishing inside the top 20 at Pebble Beach multiple times, I have no doubt Hadley will continue to thrive on shorter, wedged, coastal courses.

Brice Garnett (+9500)

Brian won his sole PGA Tour event at the Corales Punta Cana tournament in 2018, where he has also finished ninth overall. He’s finished 11th or better at Mayakobo twice, and two top tens in Puerto Rico. His only event in Bermuda was two years ago posting a final-round 65 to place T21.

It’s not an outright pick where I’m saying you need to borrow $10,000 from your parents. Instead, I like him as a piece of your card which should include other golfers with some larger odds.

Bermuda Championship Field and Odds

Denny McCarthy +1600

Thomas Detry +1600

Seamus Power +1800

Nick Hardy +2000

Adrian Meronk +2100

Mark Hubbard +2400

Justin Lower +2400

Patrick Rodgers +2800

Aaron Rai +2800

Russell Knox +3100

Seonghyeon Kim +3100

Robby Shelton +3300

Alex Smalley +3400

Stephan Jaeger +3700

Nick Taylor +3700

Greyson Sigg +4000

Callum Tarren +4100

Will Gordon +4200

Lucas Glover +5000

Byeong Hun An +5000

Joseph Bramlett +5000

Adam Long +5000

Adam Schenk +5000

Ze-Cheng Dou +5000

Garrick Higgo +5000

Brandon Wu +5000

Harry Hall +5000

Chun-an Yu +5000

Cameron Percy +5000

Sam Ryder +5500

Michael Gligic +6000

Chesson Hadley +6000

Erik Van Rooyen +6000

Peter Malnati +6500

C.T. Pan +6500

Sam Stevens +6500

Doug Ghim +6500

Henrik Norlander +6500

Ryan Armour +6500

Tyler Duncan +6500

Matthias Schwab +8000

Charley Hoffman +8000

Kramer Hickok +8000

Vincent Norrman +8000

Scott Piercy +8000

Chad Ramey +8000

MJ Daffue +8000

Hank Lebioda +8000

Brian Gay +9500

Nate Lashley +9500

Austin Eckroat +9500

Brian Stuard +9500

Austin Smotherman +9500

Brice Garnett +9500

Robert Streb +11000

Matthias Schmid +11000

Fabian Gomez +11000

Luke Donald +11000

Ben Taylor +11000

Harrison Endycott +12000

Ben Griffin +12000

Cody Gribble +12000

Ben Martin +12000

Michael Kim +12000

Austin Cook +12000

William McGirt +12000

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Rory McIlroy Retakes World No. 1 Spot with Win at CJ Cup

Rory McIlroy regained the No. 1 spot in the world for the ninth time by defeating Kurt Kitayama and endured a nervous final hole with a 3-putt bogey which gave him a 4- under 67 and a one-stroke victory Sunday at the CJ Cup in South Carolina.

It wasn’t just the fact that he won that made him cry; it was knowing how far he’d gone with so much help from people who were there for him every step of the way.

With five holes left to play, McIlroy seized complete command by running off three straight birdies. The pivotal run began when he hit his 5 iron from 227 yards out to 15 feet on the Par 3 14th.

”I think that the birdie on 14 was really … that’s what separated … the birdie on 14 was big,” McIlroy said. That was followed by another key moment on the 348-yard 15th hole, where he made another birdie, bettering Kitayama’s par.

McIlroy followed that with a long birdie putt on the 16th hole.

This was Rory McIlroy’s 23rd win on the PGA Tour and 31st win overall.

He won his second consecutive CJ Cup title. The South Korea based golf event was held in Las Vegas in 2021, when McIlroy was ranked 14th in the world.

Setting off his climb back to No. 1 was victories in the Canadian Open and the Tour Championship to win the FedEx Cup.

”I’ve worked so hard over the last 12 months to get back to this place,” McIlroy said. ”I feel like I’m enjoying the game as much as I ever have. I played with that joy and it’s definitely showed over these last few months.

”It’s a big achievement. I’m really proud of myself right now.”

When golf was closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, McIlroy was ranked first but lost his position to Jon Rahm when Rahm won the Memorial tournament in the middle of July 2020.

Scottie Scheffler ended up finishing in the middle of the field at the Congaree Golf Club, which means McIlroy could have won the tournament and still claimed the No 1 ranking. It was tougher work than he had expected though, so he wasn’t quite ready to give up yet…

McIlroy had a one-shot advantage heading into the final round, but he wasn’t able to take full control until he reached the 18th tee box. Even then, his victory was far from assured. He had a two shot lead and hit his 40 foot putt some eight feet away from the hole, while Kitayama was 20 feet away from the pin. Both missed.

Kitayama overcame an initial two-stroke deficit but then lost his lead when McIlroy made some big putts. He couldn’t respond.

Kitayama finished without making any bogeys and shot a 67 for his third 2nd place finish since joining the PGA Tour last year. He earned $1,134,000.

This is Rory’s 3rd win on the season, including a 62 in the Canadian Open to defeat Tony Finau and Justin Thomas, a 66 at the Tour Championship over Scheffler, and a 67 at Congaree with two final-round bogeys.

Another trophy and, finally, another trip to the top of the golf world for Rory McIlroy.

CJ Cup Final Results

1. Rory McIlroy -17 $1890000

2. Kurt Kitayama -16 $1134000

3. K.H. Lee -15 $714000

T4. Tommy Fleetwood -14 $462000

T4. Jon Rahm -14 $462000

6. Aaron Wise -12 $378000

T7. Billy Horschel -11 $316312

T7. Sam Burns -11 $316312

T7. Lee Hodges -11 $316312

T7. Brendon Todd -11 $316312

T11. Jason Day -10 $252000

T11. Tom Kim -10 $252000

T13. Taylor Montgomery -9 $189756

T13. Matt Fitzpatrick -9 $189756

T13. Tyrrell Hatton -9 $189756

T13. Cam Davis -9 $189756

T13. Tom Hoge -9 $189756

T18. Brendan Steele -8 $144480

T18. Mito Pereira -8 $144480

T18. Maverick McNealy -8 $144480

T21. Keegan Bradley -7 $119280

T21. Viktor Hovland -7 $119280

T23. Cameron Young -6 $88305

T23. Max Homa -6 $88305

T23. Brian Harman -6 $88305

T23. Corey Conners -6 $88305

T23. Shane Lowry -6 $88305

T23. Taylor Moore -6 $88305

T29. Andrew Putnam -5 $65730

T29. Matt Kuchar -5 $65730

T29. Justin Suh -5 $65730

T29. Wyndham Clark -5 $65730

T29. Collin Morikawa -5 $65730

T34. Rickie Fowler -4 $54180

T34. Hideki Matsuyama -4 $54180

T34. Sungjae Im -4 $54180

T37. Denny McCarthy -3 $46830

T37. Alex Noren -3 $46830

T37. Bio Kim -3 $46830

T40. Sebastián Muñoz -2 $38430

T40. Justin Thomas -2 $38430

T40. Keith Mitchell -2 $38430

T40. Harris English -2 $38430

T40. Danny Willett -2 $38430

T45. Ryan Palmer -1 $29085

T45. Scottie Scheffler -1 $29085

T45. Emiliano Grillo -1 $29085

T45. Russell Henley -1 $29085

T49. Sanghyun Park E $24010

T49. Adam Hadwin E $24010

T49. Seamus Power E $24010

T52. Davis Riley 1 $21840

T52. Webb Simpson 1 $21840

T52. Jordan Spieth 1 $21840

T52. Si Woo Kim 1 $21840

T52. Alex Smalley 1 $21840

T52. Chris Kirk 1 $21840

T58. Lucas Glover 2 $20685

T58. Scott Stallings 2 $20685

T58. Luke List 2 $20685

T58. J.J. Spaun 2 $20685

T62. Sepp Straka 3 $20055

T62. Byeong Hun An 3 $20055

64. Seonghyeon Kim 4 $19740

T65. Christiaan Bezuidenhout 6 $19425

T65. John Huh 6 $19425

T67. Sahith Theegala 7 $18795

T67. Gary Woodland 7 $18795

T67. J.T. Poston 7 $18795

T67. Troy Merritt 7 $18795

71. Trey Mullinax 8 $18270

T72. Chanmin Jung 9 $17850

T72. Kevin Kisner 9 $17850

T72. Chez Reavie 9 $17850

75. Yongjun Bae 10 $17430

76. Sanghun Shin 17 $17220

T77. Yeongsu Kim 19 $16905

T77. Yoseop Seo 19 $16905

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CJ Cup: History, Details, and Who to Bet

The latest golf news is all about the upcoming CJ Cup and its stacked field! Tournament officials announced last week that Scottie Scheffler, Hideki Matsuyama, Matt Fitzpatrick, and Viktor Hovland have committed to play The CJ Cup in South Carolina. With these world-renowned golfers in the field, the tournament is expected to be star-studded. The 2022 event will be held at the Congaree Golf Club in Ridgeland, South Carolina from October 19-23.

Also joining Scheffler, Matsuyama, Fitzpatrick, and Hovland at Congaree are previously announced defending champion Rory McIlroy, along with Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Tom Kim, Collin Morikawa, Jon Rahm, Si Woo Kim, Sungjae Im, Max Homa, Rickie Fowler, and Jason Day.

Purse

The CJ Cup has a purse of $10.5 million with $1,980,000 going to the winner.

Payouts

WIN: $1,890,000

2nd: $1,144,500

3rd: $724,500

4th: $514,500

5th: $430,500

Here is a look at the five previous winners of the CJ Cup and their winning scores:

2021 Rory McilRoy -25

2020 Jason Kokrak -20

2019 Justin Thomas -20

2018 Brooks Koepka -21

2017 Justin Thomas -9

Who to bet on?

Notable odds for the CJ Cup include Jordan Spieth at +2500. Spieth comes here after a strong showing on the PGA Tour last season. After a strong showing on the PGA Tour last season, Spieth comes here as a force to be reckoned with. The 29-year-old won the RBC Heritage after defeating Patrick Cantlay in a playoff, proving that he is back to near his very best. Spieth will be a tough opponent for anyone on the PGA Tour this season.

Two-time major winner Colin Morikawa’s odds are set at +3000. When Morikawa is playing his best, he very rarely misses a fairway and sinks a lot of eagle and birdie putts. Morikawa is considered by many to be the best iron striker in the world, so if he can bring that level of play to South Carolina this week, he will be in contention come Sunday.

Justin Thomas is one of the favorites this week at +1200. In his third Presidents Cup appearance, Thomas had a successful week, finishing 4-1-0 for the victorious U.S. Team. The Louisville, KY native owns 15 career PGA TOUR titles, including two at THE CJ Cup (Nine Bridges). Thomas is set to make his sixth tournament start at Congaree.

Other notable odds include Matt Fitzpatrick @ +2200, Sam Burns @ +3000, and Shane Lowry @ +4000. All odds are from Bovada and were captured Monday, October 17, 2022.

Tournament Details

The CJ Cup was launched in 2017 as Korea’s first official PGA TOUR tournament. It was played for three consecutive years at Nine Bridges on Jeju Island before being relocated to the U.S. due to COVID-19. This will be the first time the CJ Cup will be played in the Southern region of the United States following the tournaments in Las Vegas, first at Shadow Creek Golf Course in 2020 and The Summit Club in 2021.

The CJ Cup in South Carolina will feature a 78-player field comprised of five golfers from the Korea Professional Golfer’s Association (KPGA) and the top-3 available players of Korean nationality using the Official World Golf Ranking. The rest of the field will be composed of the top players from the 2021-22 FedExCup Points List and those given sponsor exemptions. There is no 36-hole cut for the 2022 CJ Cup.

You can watch the CJ Cup Thursday through Sunday starting at 1pm ET on the Peacock streaming service or on the Golf Channel. There will be no LIV Tour event to compete with the PGA Tour’s CJ Cup this week.

Daily Grounds tickets are available to purchase at CJCUPSouthCarolina.com. There is a maximum of two (2) children ages 15 and under admitted free per ticketed adult.

The Full Field at the CJ Cup

Five golfers from the KPGA

Bio Kim

Sanghun Shin

Yeongsu Kim

Yongjun Bae

Yoseop Seo

Three Korean Golfers from the OWGR

Byeong Hun An

S.H. Kim

Sanghyun Park

Sponsor’s exemption (members not otherwise exempt)

Danny Willett

Harris English

Justin Suh

Rickie Fowler

Ryan Palmer

Webb Simpson

Sponsor’s exemption (unrestricted)

Chanmin Jung

Gary Woodland

Jason Day

Taylor Montgomery

Top 125 from 2021 FedExCup Playoffs and Eligibility Points List

Rory McIlroy

Scottie Scheffler

Sungjae Im

Justin Thomas

Max Homa

Sepp Straka

Tom Hoge

Hideki Matsuyama

Jordan Spieth

Aaron Wise

Matt Fitzpatrick

Jon Rahm

Viktor Hovland

J.T. Poston

Cameron Young

Collin Morikawa

Billy Horschel

Brian Harman

Sam Burns

Corey Conners

K.H. Lee

Sahith Theegala

Scott Stallings

Shane Lowry

Trey Mullinax

J.J. Spaun

Tom Kim

Davis Riley

Denny McCarthy

Maverick McNealy

Kevin Kisner

Keith Mitchell

Kurt Kitayama

Lucas Glover

Seamus Power

Russell Henley

Andrew Putnam

Tyrrell Hatton

Mito Pereira

Christiaan Bezuidenhout

Luke List

Emiliano Grillo

Keegan Bradley

Sebastián Muñoz

Cam Davis

Si Woo Kim

Brendan Steele

Troy Merritt

Adam Hadwin

Tommy Fleetwood

Chez Reavie

Matt Kuchar

Taylor Moore

Chris Kirk

Alex Noren

Alex Smalley

Wyndham Clark

Lee Hodges

John Huh

Brendon Todd

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Latest Golf News Today 2022/10/20

Cameron Young’s appreciation for Arnold Palmer has come full-cycle since he was a boy.

Cameron Young now has an award to show off as a reward for his successful rookie season on the PGA Tour. Young, named the 2022 PGA TOUR rookie of the year, won the Arnold Palmer Award on Wednes­day.

The 22-year-old had a breakout performance at the BMW Championship. He fired rounds of 69-67-66-68 to finish third at Conway Farms. His final round score matched his career best and put him into contention for a spot in the FedEx Cup playoffs.

Jon Rahm: ‘Bad blood’ in Ryder Cup team rooms won’t work

Jon Rahm wants the European Ryder Cup team to be as strong as it can possibly be in 2023, so he is understandably worried about the animosity between those who defected to LIV Golf Tour and those still on the PGA Tour.

Scottie Scheffler switches to a custom Scotty Cameron mallet putter

Scotty Cameron has designed Scottie Scheffler a new version of the Phantom X T-5.5 putter, with a single black stripe on the top-line and two white stripes on the back flange. Scottie Schefflers’ last putter switch worked out well for him. He won in his first start with another new Scotty Cameron Special Select Timeless Tourtype GSS prototype, then went on to win three more tournaments out of his next five starts, including the Masters, to reach world number one.

 

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2022 LIV Golf Invitational in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Brooks Koepka Wins it All

The final individual event of the year on the LIV Golf Tour was decided by a playoff. Four-time major winner Brooks Koepka and Peter Uihlein needed three holes to decide a winner Sunday at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in Saudi Arabia. Both golfers completed 54 holes at 12 under, one shot ahead of Joaquin Niemann and Sergio Garcia. The PGA Tour also competed this weekend at the ZOZO Championship in Japan.

In the team competition, Smash GC won by six shots and took home the $3 million prize. Both playoff combatants, Koepka and Uihlein, were on the Smash along with Chase Koepka and Jason Kokrak. LIV Golf’s final event, a $50 million team competition, takes place two weeks at Trump National Doral in Miami, FL.

See below for a transcript of the winner’s interviews provided by ASAP sports:

Q. First of all, congratulations. This win went until the end. What was the thought while you were battling out with Peter throughout these three playoffs?

BROOKS KOEPKA: I think on last one I was thinking it’s a good thing they turn the lights on. I thought we were going to be there for awhile. It’s always fun battling against your friends, and I think it’s special. Lake like I said, Pete is knocking on the door. Our team is just playing really well. I’m excited for that and I think we are all looking forward to Miami.

Q. Congratulations on the win. Can you sum it up, the three days, and this win, and how do you feel about it, and throughout the tournament, how did you feel?

JASON KOKRAK: Pete said it earlier about the team aspect. Brooks sent a couple messages that gave us a nice boost of confidence.

We are all trending in the right direction and we are all trying to get to the top of our games for Miami. To come out on top as a team, I mean, I know Brooks and Pete were battling out for an individual prize but we were all thinking about the team aspect I think a little bit more.

Yeah, we have to take care of our own business and come out on top as a team is a lot of fun.

CHASE KOEPKA: Yeah, we each stepped up for these three days when we needed to. I think we are all just real excited to get to Miami. I know I’m really excited to get in some ac right now. It’s been really hot. A lot of water we drank this week.

BROOKS KOEPKA: I just can’t wait to hang out with these guys. No offense, but just kind of behind closed doors. I think that’s what I’m looking forward to in sharing this. I mean, it’s pretty special. Like I said, it’s all kind of new to us, the team thing, maybe college was the last time we’ve seen it. And those wins in college were so much fun.

So I just can’t wait to get with these guys and just kind of be alone for a little bit.

PETER UIHLEIN: Yeah, I feel like after six, seven holes in the first round, we were way ahead on the lead. Taking the lead really early and then just basically, I didn’t really feel like we got that close to kind of being caught this week. But felt like we were in control all week, and played great and played really solid and everyone contributed. It was a great team victory.

Individual Leaderboard

WINNER: Brooks Koepka, -12/Playoff: $4,000,000

2. Peter Uihlein, -12/Playoff runner-up: $2,125,000

T3. Joaquin Niemann, Sergio Garcia; -11: $1,275,000

T5. Dustin Johnson, Paul Casey, Matthew Wolff; -10: $816,667

T8. Bernd Wiesberger, Charl Schwartzel; -9: $602,500

T10. Abraham Ancer, Anirban Lahiri; -8: $550,000

T12. Jediah Morgan, Chase Koepka, Talor Gooch, Lee Westwood, Sihwan Kim, Patrick Reed, Carlos Ortiz, Graeme McDowell; -7: $281,000

20. Charles Howell III, -6: $200,000

T21. Bryson DeChambeau, Cameron Smith, Jason Kokrak, James Piot; -5: $174,000

T25. Richard Bland, Phachara Khongwatmai, Eugenio Chacarra; -4: $164,000

T28. Sam Horsfield, Branden Grace, Laurie Canter, Ian Poulter, Louis Oosthuizen; -3: $156,000

T33. Harold Varner III, Hideto Tanihara; -2: $149,000

T35. Phil Mickelson, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby; -1: $144,000

T38. Sadom Kaewkanjana, Henrik Stenson, Turk Pettit; +1: $138,000

T41. Cameron Tringale, Hudson Swafford, Shaun Norris, Scott Vincent; +2: $131,000

45. Matt Jones, +3: $126,000

46. Pat Perez, +6: $124,000

Withdrew: Martin Kaymer, Kevin Na

Team Leaderboard

1. Team: Smash Players: Chase Koepka, Peter Uihlein, Brooks Koepka, Jason Kokrak Score: -33

2. Team: Fireballs Players: Sergio Garcia, Carlos Ortiz, Abraham Ancer, Eugenio Lopez-Chacarra Score: -27

T3. Team: Crushers Players: Bryson DeChambeau, Paul Casey, Charles Howell III, Anirban Lahiri Score: -26

T3. Team: 4 Aces Players: Dustin Johnson, Talor Gooch, Pat Perez, Patrick Reed Score: -26

5. Team: Hy Flyers Players: Phil Mickelson, Bernd Wiesberger, Cameron Tringale, Matthew Wolff Score: -25

6. Team: Torque Players: Jediah Morgan, Hideto Tanihara, Scott Vincent, Joaquin Niemann Score: -20

T7. Team: Majesticks Players: Sam Horsfield, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood, Henrik Stenson Score: -18

T7. Team: Cleeks Players: Richard Bland, Laurie Canter, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell Score: -18

T7. Team: Stinger Players: Charl Schwartzel, Louis Oosthuizen, Shaun Norris, Branden Grace Score: -18

T10. Team: Punch Players: Cameron Smith, Marc Leishman, Wade Ormsby, Matt Jones Score: -12

T10. Team: Niblicks Players: Turk Petit, James Piot, Hudson Swafford, Harold Varner III Score: -12

12. Team: Iron Heads Players: Kevin Na, Sihwan Kim, Phacara Khongwatmai, Sadom Kaewkanjana Score: -11

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2022 ZOZO Championship Recap – Bradley Wins First Since 2019

The latest golf news today is that the leaderboard for the 2022 Zozo Championship is topped by winner Keegan Bradley, who notched another PGA Tour win at Accordia Golf Course at Narashino Country Club in Chiba, Japan. There was also a LIV Tour event this week in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Bradley won the event by with a score of 15-under Par, defeating Andrew Putnam and Rickie Fowler. This was Bradley’s first PGA Tour win since 2019.

Emiliano Grillo finished in solo fourth place with 13-under par, and there were three players tied for fifth place.

Bradley made bogeys on two of the last five holes, but came through with a key birdie putt on the 17th which gave him a two-stroke lead going into the 18th on playing partners Rickie Fowler and Andrew Putnam.

Bradley won $1,980,000 of the $11,000,000 total purse.

Bradley’s win at the 72-hole stroke-play championship earned him approximately 31 Official World Golf Ranking points, which will help improve his world ranking. Bradley also earned 500 FedEx Cup points with the win, providing a boost in the season-long points race as the wraparound season begins. The PGA Tour schedule continues stateside next week in South Carolina with the CJ Cup.

What’s In The Winner’s Bag

Driver: Ping G430 LST 10.5° (Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X)

3 Wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max High Launch 16.5° (Aldila Rogue White 130 M.S.I. 70 TX)

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW 19° (Project X Smoke Black RDX 60 TX)

Irons: Srixon ZX5 3-5, Srixon ZX7 6-P (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100)

Wedges: Cleveland RTX Zipcore 52°-10M, 58°-6 (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400)

Putter: Odyssey Versa Jailbird

Final Leaderboard

  1. Keegan Bradley Score: -15 Winnings: $1980000

T2. Rickie Fowler Score: -14 Winnings: $968000

T2. Andrew Putnam Score: -14 Winnings: $968000

  1. Emiliano Grillo Score: -13 Winnings: $528000

T5. Sahith Theegala Score: -12 Winnings: $401500

T5. Hayden Buckley Score: -12 Winnings: $401500

T5. Viktor Hovland Score: -12 Winnings: $401500

  1. Cameron Champ Score: -11 Winnings: $341000

T9. Xander Schauffele Score: -10 Winnings: $297000

T9. Matthew NeSmith Score: -10 Winnings: $297000

T9. Tom Hoge Score: -10 Winnings: $297000

T12. Keita Nakajima Score: -9 Winnings: $222310

T12. Ryo Hisatsune Score: -9 Winnings: $222310

T12. Taylor Moore Score: -9 Winnings: $222310

T12. Maverick McNealy Score: -9 Winnings: $222310

T16. Mikumu Horikawa Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T16. Satoshi Kodaira Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T16. Patrick Rodgers Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T16. Wyndham Clark Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T16. Adam Schenk Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T16. Beau Hossler Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T16. Joel Dahmen Score: -8 Winnings: $151674

T23. Mackenzie Hughes Score: -7 Winnings: $107360

T23. Lee Hodges Score: -7 Winnings: $107360

T25. J.J. Spaun Score: -6 Winnings: $85085

T25. Corey Conners Score: -6 Winnings: $85085

T25. Tom Kim Score: -6 Winnings: $85085

T25. Alex Smalley Score: -6 Winnings: $85085

T29. Dylan Frittelli Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T29. Cam Davis Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T29. Christiaan Bezuidenhout Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T29. Sungjae Im Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T29. Kurt Kitayama Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T29. Luke List Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T29. Brandon Wu Score: -5 Winnings: $65796

T36. Kazuki Higa Score: -4 Winnings: $50298

T36. Sebastián Muñoz Score: -4 Winnings: $50298

T36. Aaron Rai Score: -4 Winnings: $50298

T36. Sam Ryder Score: -4 Winnings: $50298

T40. David Lipsky Score: -3 Winnings: $40260

T40. Hideki Matsuyama Score: -3 Winnings: $40260

T40. Scott Stallings Score: -3 Winnings: $40260

T40. Stephan Jaeger Score: -3 Winnings: $40260

T40. Brendan Steele Score: -3 Winnings: $40260

T45. Martin Laird Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. Si Woo Kim Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. Sepp Straka Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. Collin Morikawa Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. John Huh Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. Tyrrell Hatton Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. Chez Reavie Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T45. Mito Pereira Score: -2 Winnings: $27638

T53. Danny Lee Score: -1 Winnings: $22587

T53. Cameron Young Score: -1 Winnings: $22587

T53. Takumi Kanaya Score: -1 Winnings: $22587

T53. Adam Long Score: -1 Winnings: $22587

T53. Tommy Fleetwood Score: -1 Winnings: $22587

T53. Yuto Katsuragawa Score: -1 Winnings: $22587

T59. C.T. Pan Score: E Winnings: $21340

T59. K.H. Lee Score: E Winnings: $21340

T59. Adam Svensson Score: E Winnings: $21340

T59. Rikuya Hoshino Score: E Winnings: $21340

T59. Lucas Herbert Score: E Winnings: $21340

T64. Matt Wallace Score: 1 Winnings: $20570

T64. Naoyuki Kataoka Score: 1 Winnings: $2057

66. Mark Hubbard Score: 2 Winnings: $20240

T67. Aguri Iwasaki Score: 3 Winnings: $19910

T67. Davis Riley Score: 3 Winnings: $19910

T69. Chad Ramey Score: 4 Winnings: $19470

T69. Hiroshi Iwata Score: 4 Winnings: $19470

71. Troy Merritt Score: 5 Winnings: $19140

T72. Riki Kawamoto Score: 7 Winnings: $18810

T72. Peter Malnati Score: 7 Winnings: $18810

T74. Kevin Streelman Score: 8 Winnings: $18370

T74. Russell Knox Score: 8 Winnings: $18370

76. Kaito Onishi Score: 9 Winnings: $18040

77. Tomoharu Otsuki Score: 10 Winnings: $17820

78. Shugo Imahira Score: 13 Winnings: $17600

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Top 12 Most Beautiful Golf Courses in America

There are many golf courses in America that can be considered beautiful, but there are a few that stand out above the rest. Instead of googling “Golf Courses Near me” check out our list below of the most beautiful golf courses in America:

12. Erin Hills

Erin Hills is a stunning golf course that should be on everyone’s travel list. The course is set against a backdrop of rolling hills and stunning scenery, making it a must-see for any golf fan. Erin Hills is located in the hills of Wisconsin, and it is absolutely stunning. The fairways are lined with trees, and the greens are perfectly manicured. It is a place where you can really enjoy a round of golf.

11. Ocean Course – Kiawah Island

The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. Situated on the Atlantic Coast of South Carolina, the course offers stunning views of the ocean. The fairways are lined with palm trees and the greens are impeccably manicured. Kiawah Island is a true golfer’s paradise.

10. Harbour Town Golf Links

Another course in the Carolinas, Harbour Town Golf Links is an excellent golf course that offers amazing views. Situated on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina, the course offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Harbour Town Golf Links has been ranked as one of the top 100 courses in the world by Golf Digest, and it is easy to see why. The course is impeccably manicured, and the layout is both challenging and scenic. If you are looking for a truly memorable golf experience, Harbour Town Golf Links is the place to go.

9. Sand Hills

Sand Hills is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. The course is situated in the Sand Hills of Nebraska and is surrounded by stunning scenery. The course itself is extremely challenging, but this only adds to its appeal. Golfers of all abilities can enjoy a round at Sand Hills, and the views from the course are simply breathtaking. If you are looking for a truly unique golfing experience, then Sand Hills is the perfect place for you.

8. Shinnecock Hills

Shinnecock Hills is a world-renowned golf course known for its beauty. Situated on the eastern end of Long Island in Southampton, NY, the course offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and Peconic Bay. The layout is a classic links-style, with rolling fairways and fast greens. Shinnecock is a true test of golf and has hosted the US Open four times, most recently in 2018. The course is a must-play for any golf fan and is sure to leave a lasting impression.

7. Olympia Fields

Olympia Fields is a stunning example of a world-class golf course. The course is situated on 200 acres of land and features rolling hills, mature trees, and stunning views. The layout of the course is challenging yet fair, and the conditions are always impeccable. Olympia Fields is a true oasis for golfers, and it is easy to see why it is one of the most beloved courses in the world.

6. TPC Scottsdale

TPC Scottsdale is one of the most impressive golf courses in the world. It is located in Scottsdale, Arizona and offers stunning views of the desert landscape. The course is challenging yet fair, and it is a great place to spend a day or two enjoying the game of golf. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the amenities are top-notch. If you are looking for a great place to play golf, TPC Scottsdale should be at the top of your list.

5. Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California is one of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the world. Situated on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the course features two 18-hole championship courses, the South Course and the North Course. The South Course is home to the annual PGA Tour event, the Farmers Insurance Open. The North Course is a public course and is considered one of the most difficult courses in the world. With its dramatic elevation changes and spectacular ocean views, Torrey Pines is truly a one-of-a-kind golf experience.

4. National Golf Links of America

Although it may not be as widely known to golf fans as some of the other entries on this list, the National Golf Links of America in Southhampton, New York is definitely worth checking out. The course is set on rolling hills with wide fairways and large greens, providing stunning views of the Long Island Sound. The layout of the course is such that each hole presents a unique challenge, and players are sure to enjoy the variety of shot options available. The National Golf Links of America is a true test of golf, and is sure to provide an enjoyable experience for all who play it.

3. Cypress Point

Cypress Point is one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. It is located in Pebble Beach, California and offers stunning views of the ocean. The course is known for its challenging layout and is a favorite among professional golfers. Cypress Point is a must-play for any golfer looking to experience one of the best courses in the world.

2. Pebble Beach

Not only is it one of the top public golf courses in the world, but Pebble Beach is also among the most beautiful courses in the world. It is located on the Monterey Peninsula in California and offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The course is known for its tough holes, but it is also very picturesque. Pebble Beach has hosted five U.S. Opens, four Ryder Cups, and one PGA Championship.

1. Augusta National

Number one on the list is of course the haven of azaleas and green grass. Located in Augusta, Georgia, Augusta National is home to the Masters Tournament, one of the four major championships in professional golf. Augusta National Golf Club was founded in 1933 by Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts. The club is renowned for its azalea-lined fairways and for its horticultural excellence. It is truly the most picturesque golf course in the U.S.