World Golf Championship weeks are usually an opportunity for guys not in the top-50 in the world rankings to make some noise, earn some cash and collect FedEx Cup points in what the PGA Tour calls opposite-field events. Unfortunately, the Puerto Rico Open, which typically takes place during this week’s WGC event, will instead be played opposite the WGC-Dell Match Play in late March, essentially leaving a hole in the competitive schedule for everyone else. Thankfully this past Thursday, the good folks at Sea Island organized a “pick up game” so to speak which included pros and rising stars.
On Thursday, officials at Sea Island, which hosts the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic each fall, organized a team match that included Tour winners, up-and-coming players and those working to make it to the big leagues.
The field included Harris English, Hudson Swafford, Brian Harman, Patton Kizzire, Bobby Wyatt, Corey Whitsett and J.T. Poston, who posted the day’s best round (64) and was a perfect 3-0 paired with English.
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The event, which was organized to keep players competitive during an off week, featured front- and back-nine matches between four teams for a total of 12 points.
The team that included English, Swafford and Whitsett – which was led by their manager Jeremy Elliott with Lagardere Sports – won the competition, 9-3.
The PGA Tour is back in action for a full field event next week at the Valspar Championship contested at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Florida.
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