Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Golf Glance: Masters spot on line in Dominican Republic

Field Level Media
23 Sep 2020, 01:55 GMT+10

Field Level Media's Golf Glance provides weekly news and storylines from each of the major North American golf tours.

PGA TOUR

LAST TOURNAMENT: U.S. Open (Bryson DeChambeau)

THIS WEEK: Corales Puntacana Resort Club Championship, Sept. 24-27

Corales Golf Course, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Par 72, 7,666 yards)

Purse: $4 million (Winner: $720,000)

Defending Champion: Graeme McDowell

FedEx Cup leader: DeChambeau

TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC).

NOTES: The event was rescheduled from March due to COVID-19. Typically an alternate-field event opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, it will offer full FedEx Cup points for the first time along with a spot in the 2021 Masters for the winner. ... Will Zalatoris, who made the cut at the U.S. Open received a sponsor exemption. ... Corales club pro Julio Santos is one of several Dominican players in the field. ... The three-hole closing stretch dubbed "The Devil's Elbow" includes a forced carry over the Bay of Corales on No. 18. ... McDowell will be paired for the first two rounds with Corey Conners and Henrik Stenson, who is making his first start in the event.

BEST BETS: Conners (1600 at DraftKings) reached the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs and posted 10 top-25 finishes last season. ... Zalatoris (1600) has set a Korn Ferry Tour record with 11 straight top-20 finishes. ... Sam Burns (2000) is coming off a T7 at the Safeway Open, where he opened 64-65. ... Mackenzie Hughes (2000) had the highest finish in last year's FedEx Cup (No. 14) of anyone in the field. ... Charles Howell III (2200) is coming off a 30th-place finish in the U.S. Open. ... Stenson (4000) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 43. ... Adam Long (2200) narrowly missed out on the Tour Championship and had a pair of runner-up finishes last season. ... Pat Perez (2800) recorded four rounds in the 60s at the Safeway Open two weeks ago, finishing T9. ... Keith Mitchell (7000) has one previous start in the event, a solo second in 2018.

NEXT WEEK: Sanderson Farms Championship, Jackson, Miss.

LPGA Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: Cambia Portland Classic (Georgia Hall)

THIS WEEK: OFF.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Galloway, N.J., Oct. 1-4

Champions Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: PURE Insurance Championship (Jim Furyk)

THIS WEEK: OFF.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: SAS Championship, Cary, N.C., Oct. 9-11

--Field Level Media

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