The true start of the Florida Swing didn’t start this past week at the Honda Classic; it took place on Monday down the road from PGA National at the exclusive Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach.
Featuring well-known pros like Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Nelly Korda, Jessica Korda, Patrick Cantlay, Kevin Kisner, Rickie Fowler, Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter, Harry Higgs and Louis Oosthuizen as well as notable members such as Gerry McIlroy, Tom Brady, Pete Bevacqua, Seth Waugh and Jimmy Dunne, the Pro-Member is one of the top non-Tour events on the schedule each year.
- Among the pros in the field, there were six ranked inside the top-10 in the world rankings: Rahm, McIlroy, Johnson, Thomas, Cantlay and N. Korda.
- This past week at the Honda Classic, there were no top-10 players in the field.
How does the Seminole Pro-Member work and who won?
The format is simple: it’s a two-person best-ball competition with gross and net divisions. Tee times range from 7:30 a.m. EST To 1:30 p.m. EST going off both the front and the back nines of the Donald Ross design.
Seminole Pro-Member tee times for Monday. Bryson DeChambeau scheduled to make first post-injury appearance pic.twitter.com/GNkkw6lzAf
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(Note: Bryson DeChambeau withdrew from the event as well as the Arnold Palmer Invitational.)
According to Golf.com’s Claire Rogers, Cantlay and his member, Mark Flaherty, won the gross divison with a best-ball 62 while Jessica Korda and Mike Troy won the net division with a 59.