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Driver: Ping G400 Max (9 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro White TS 63X
Length: 44.5 inches, tipped 1.5 inches
Swing weight: D3

Fairway Wood: Ping G400 (14.5 degrees, at 14.2 degrees +0.6 setting)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS Black 85 grams 6.5-flex
Length: 42.75 inches, tipped 1 inch
Swing weight: D3

Irons: Ping i500 (4 iron), Ping iBlade (4-PW)
Shafts: KBS C-Taper 130X

Wedges: Ping Glide Forged (50, 54 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Ping PLD Mid Tyne Prototype
Length, loft, lie: 34.5 inches, 2 degrees, 0.5 degrees flat

Golf Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV

See in-hand photos of Cameron Champ’s clubs and shafts here.

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2020 RBC Heritage Round 2 tee times, groupings for Friday https://pga.gameday.blog/bronson-burgoon/2020-rbc-heritage-round-2-tee-times-groupings-for-friday/ https://pga.gameday.blog/bronson-burgoon/2020-rbc-heritage-round-2-tee-times-groupings-for-friday/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:57:18 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/bronson-burgoon/2020-rbc-heritage-round-2-tee-times-groupings-for-friday/
Pro golfer Ian Poulter on putting greenIan Poulter will start the second round at seven under after shooting 64 on Thursday.

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The first round of the 2020 RBC Heritage saw a host of star players go low. Now they’ll try to keep the birdies coming in Round 2 at Harbour Town. You can find full second round tee times for Friday at the bottom of this post.

Notable tee times for RBC Heritage Round 2

Ian Poulter began the first round on the front nine, and it served him well, as he put together a stellar score of seven-under 64 on day 1 at the RBC Heritage. For Friday’s second round, Poulter will switch to a back-nine start at Harbour Town when he tees off at 12:54 p.m. ET with Sebastián Muñoz and Patton Kizzire.

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Arguably the most star-studded grouping over the first two days at the Heritage features World No. 1 Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler and defending champion C.T. Pan. Like Poulter’s group, they will also have an afternoon tee time on Friday, beginning the second round at 1:05 p.m. ET. Unlike Poulter, they’ll start on the 1st tee.

Other big names and contenders to look out for on Friday are Jordan Spieth (12:43 p.m. ET), Bryson DeChambeau (7:18 a.m. ET), Brooks Koepka (12:54 p.m. ET) and Viktor Hovland (1:38 p.m. ET). Check out the full second round tee times for the 2020 RBC Heritage below.

RBC Heritage Round 2 tee times (All times ET)

Tee No. 1

6:45 a.m. – Ryan Moore, Tom Hoge, Maverick McNealy
6:56 a.m. – Chris Stroud, Charl Schwartzel, Lucas Glover
7:07 a.m. – Mackenzie Hughes, Peter Malnati, Rory Sabbatini
7:18 a.m. – Matthew Wolff, Billy Horschel, Austin Cook
7:29 a.m. – Brendon Todd, Brandt Snedeker, Troy Merritt
7:40 a.m. – Shane Lowry, Keith Mitchell, Pat Perez
7:51 a.m. – Lanto Griffin, Graeme McDowell, Louis Oosthuizen
8:02 a.m. – Sungjae Im, Andrew Landry, Michael Kim
8:13 a.m. – Matt Kuchar, Ryan Armour, Jason Dufner
8:24 a.m. – Sam Ryder, Wyndham Clark, Sam Burns
8:35 a.m. – Brian Gay, David Hearn, J.J. Spaun
8:46 a.m. – Brian Stuard, Bill Haas, Glen Day
8:57 a.m. – Michael Gligic, Andy Ogletree, Spencer Ralston
12:10 p.m. – Aaron Baddeley, Doc Redman
12:21 p.m. – Matt Every, Scott Brown, Matthew NeSmith
12:32 p.m. – Harold Varner III, Joel Dahmen, Harry Higgs
12:43 p.m. – Kevin Kisner, Jordan Spieth, Zach Johnson
12:54 p.m. – Daniel Berger, Patrick Reed, Brooks Koepka
1:05 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, C.T. Pan, Rickie Fowler
1:16 p.m. – Nate Lashley, Bubba Watson, Jason Day
1:27 p.m. – Collin Morikawa, Tony Finau, Jim Furyk
1:38 p.m. – Viktor Hovland, Adam Long, Kevin Chappell
1:49 p.m. – J.T. Poston, Wesley Bryan, Danny Willett
2:00 p.m. – Brian Harman, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bronson Burgoon
2:11 p.m. – Michael Thompson, Matt Wallace, Roger Sloan
2:22 p.m. – Mark Hubbard, Adam Schenk, Jazz Janewattananond

Tee No. 10

6:45 a.m. – Russell Henley, Bud Cauley, Abraham Ancer
6:56 a.m. – Danny Lee, Sepp Straka, Christiaan Bezuidenhout
7:07 a.m. – Emiliano Grillo, K.J. Choi, Rafa Cabrera Bello
7:18 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Bryson DeChambeau, Davis Love III
7:29 a.m. – Gary Woodland, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama
7:40 a.m. – Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Justin Rose
7:51 a.m. – Dylan Frittelli, Max Homa, Adam Hadwin
8:02 a.m. – Scott Piercy, Brice Garnett, Jimmy Walker
8:13 a.m. – Tyler Duncan, Corey Conners, Charles Howell III
8:24 a.m. – Chez Reavie, Ryan Palmer, Russell Knox
8:35 a.m. – Jhonattan Vegas, Kevin Streelman, Matt Jones
8:46 a.m. – Chesson Hadley, Bo Van Pelt, Cameron Tringale
8:57 a.m. – Branden Grace, Alex Noren, Victor Perez
12:10 p.m. – Harris English, Byeong Hun An, Patrick Rodgers
12:21 p.m. – Vaughn Taylor, Nick Watney, Luke List
12:32 p.m. – Kyle Stanley, Scott Stallings, Jason Kokrak
12:43 p.m. – Cameron Smith, Kevin Tway, Sergio Garcia
12:54 p.m. – Sebastián Muñoz, Ian Poulter, Patton Kizzire
1:05 p.m. – Andrew Putnam, Si Woo Kim, Luke Donald
1:16 p.m. – Jim Herman, Sung Kang, Martin Trainer
1:27 p.m. – Tyrrell Hatton, Joaquin Niemann, Aaron Wise
1:38 p.m. – Xander Schauffele, Ted Potter, Jr., Stewart Cink
1:49 p.m. – Ernie Els, Vijay Singh, Bernhard Langer
2:00 p.m. – Charley Hoffman, Carlos Ortiz, Kyoung-Hoon Lee
2:11 p.m. – Talor Gooch, Denny McCarthy, Erik van Rooyen



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Scott N. Brown, Bankruptcy Attorney, Bast Amron https://pga.gameday.blog/scott-brown/scott-n-brown-bankruptcy-attorney-bast-amron/ https://pga.gameday.blog/scott-brown/scott-n-brown-bankruptcy-attorney-bast-amron/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:57:15 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/scott-brown/scott-n-brown-bankruptcy-attorney-bast-amron/
Scott N. Brown is a Chamber USA ranked partner of the firm and panel Trustee. Scott is considered a thought leader in the industry and has been practicing in the bankruptcy/insolvency field for 17 years. Scott concentrates his practice on court-appointed fiduciary representation, creditor’s rights, complex bankruptcy litigation and business reorganization.

Scott has been a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Southern District of Florida since 2011 and has served as a trustee in numerous multimillion-dollar bankruptcies. Scott also routinely serves in a variety of other fiduciary roles including as Chapter 11 trustee, Examiner, and Receiver, and has also served as a mediator in multiple bankruptcy disputes. In addition, Scott routinely represents other trustees, assignees, and receivers.

Scott is active in various industry and community organizations; he currently serves on the Board of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) and is a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida.

Scott frequently serves as a speaker for various professional groups.

Bankruptcy:

  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in liquidation of Astor & Black Custom, LLC, custom men’s suit manufacturer including pursuit of multi-million-dollar litigation claims against (i) certain officers and directors, and (ii) pre-petition professionals
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in liquidation of Excelium Management, LLC, including pursuit of multi-million-dollar litigation claims against certain officers, directors and third parties
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to the Trustee in liquidation of wholesale computer supply company including investigation and prosecution of accounting malpractice and professional negligence claims
  • Chapter 11 Trustee and counsel to Chapter 11 Trustee in several individual Chapter 11 cases
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in over 1500 individual and corporate chapter 7 and 11 cases, experienced in investigating and prosecuting avoidance claims, objections to exemptions and discharges, and a variety of other litigation claims
  • Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee in liquidation of mortgage lender, including prosecution of avoidance claims against over 50 transferees, and investigation and prosecution of substantive consolidation claims against non-debtor entities
  • Chapter 11 Examiner in originator and servicer of merchant cash advances, In re World Global Financing, Inc.
  • Chapter 11 Examiner in reorganization of homeowners’ association, In re Majorca Isles Master Association, Inc.
  • Counsel to various trade creditors and taxing authorities in reorganization of Florida home builder, Mercedes Homes, Inc.
  • State Court Receiver and counsel to Receiver in complex, inter-family partnership dispute of diamond distributor. Successfully facilitated the negotiated resolution of multi-year litigation

Noteworthy Decisions:

  • In re Omar & Alina Rodriguez, (prevailed on objection to Debtor’s claimed homestead exemption), Case No. 13-29907-AJC (S.D. Fla. 2019)
  • Brown v. Sugimoto, et. al. (In re Excelium Management, LLC),(obtained multi-million judgments against former officers and directors and prevailed on appeal of most), Case No. 16-21608-JKO (S.D. Fla. 2018)
  • Brown v. Luboff, et.al. (In re Sigma-Tech Sales, Inc.), 570 B.R. 408 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Carpenter v. Brown (In re Carpenter), 2013 WL 4047017 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Kapila v. S&G Financial Services, LLC and Merrick Financial Group, LLC (In re S&G Financial Services of South Florida, Inc.), 451 B.R. 573 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Mukamal v. Weisenfeld (In re Joseph J. Weisenfeld), 2011 WL 1048563 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • In re Cotillion Investments, Inc., 343 B.R. 344 (Bankr. S.D. Fla 2006)

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers and Partners USA for Bankruptcy, 2020
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers In America– Listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation– Bankruptcy 2013-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, 2015-20120
    • Top 100 in Florida 2017-2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide– Listed among Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy, 2015-2020
  • Florida Trend, Florida’s Legal Elite, Bankruptcy and Workout, 2014-2020

Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, “Pursuing & Proving Fraud When Individual Debtors Hide Their Business Assets” webinar presented by American Bankruptcy Institute, January 2020
  • Panelist, “Strategies in Bankruptcy Court for Newbies and Pros” seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid & Put Something Back, January 2020
  • Panelist, “Objections to Claims, Proper Servicing and Distribution” at National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Annual Conference, September 2019
  • Panelist, “When the Bubble Bursts Be Ready for the Fallout,” Seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid & Put Something Back, March 2019
  • Panelist, Dissecting Fraudulent Transfers: Best Practices in Fraudulent Transfer Litigation in Bankruptcy, Seminar presented by The Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida, February 2019
  • Moderator, Practice from the Perspective of a Chapter 7 Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Counsel for Debtors and Creditors, Miami, June 2018
  • Panelist, Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy, Seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back, Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida, and The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, February 2018
  • Panelist, A Trustee’s Control Over And Rights To A Debtor’s Controlled Business Entities: Substantive Consolidation of Non-Debtor Entities with a Debtor’s Bankruptcy Estate, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, New Orleans, April 2017
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Seminar, The Great Debate: CH. 7 vs. CH. 13, Miami, February 2016
  • Speaker, Broward County Bar Association, Recent Reported Cases in Bankruptcy, Ft. Lauderdale, December 2015
  • Moderator, Practice from the Perspective of a Chapter 7 Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Counsel for Debtors and Creditors, August 2015
  • Speaker, Recent Reported Cases in Bankruptcy, Broward County Bar Association, Miami, February 2016
  • Panelist, The Law & Lore of Rule 2004, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Seminar, Spring 2014
  • Panelist and Moderator, University of Miami School of Law Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, 2010-2018

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member of Board of Directors, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, 2019-2022
  • Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, 2014-2015
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Florida Bar Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee 2015-2016

Scott N. Brown is a Chamber USA ranked partner of the firm and panel Trustee. Scott is considered a thought leader in the industry and has been practicing in the bankruptcy/insolvency field for 17 years. Scott concentrates his practice on court-appointed fiduciary representation, creditor’s rights, complex bankruptcy litigation and business reorganization.

Scott has been a Chapter 7 Panel Trustee in the Southern District of Florida since 2011 and has served as a trustee in numerous multimillion-dollar bankruptcies. Scott also routinely serves in a variety of other fiduciary roles including as Chapter 11 trustee, Examiner, and Receiver, and has also served as a mediator in multiple bankruptcy disputes. In addition, Scott routinely represents other trustees, assignees, and receivers.

Scott is active in various industry and community organizations; he currently serves on the Board of the National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees (NABT) and is a past president of the Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida.

Scott frequently serves as a speaker for various professional groups.

Bankruptcy:

  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in liquidation of Astor & Black Custom, LLC, custom men’s suit manufacturer including pursuit of multi-million-dollar litigation claims against (i) certain officers and directors, and (ii) pre-petition professionals
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in liquidation of Excelium Management, LLC, including pursuit of multi-million-dollar litigation claims against certain officers, directors and third parties
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to the Trustee in liquidation of wholesale computer supply company including investigation and prosecution of accounting malpractice and professional negligence claims
  • Chapter 11 Trustee and counsel to Chapter 11 Trustee in several individual Chapter 11 cases
  • Chapter 7 Trustee and counsel to Trustee in over 1500 individual and corporate chapter 7 and 11 cases, experienced in investigating and prosecuting avoidance claims, objections to exemptions and discharges, and a variety of other litigation claims
  • Counsel to Chapter 7 Trustee in liquidation of mortgage lender, including prosecution of avoidance claims against over 50 transferees, and investigation and prosecution of substantive consolidation claims against non-debtor entities
  • Chapter 11 Examiner in originator and servicer of merchant cash advances, In re World Global Financing, Inc.
  • Chapter 11 Examiner in reorganization of homeowners’ association, In re Majorca Isles Master Association, Inc.
  • Counsel to various trade creditors and taxing authorities in reorganization of Florida home builder, Mercedes Homes, Inc.
  • State Court Receiver and counsel to Receiver in complex, inter-family partnership dispute of diamond distributor. Successfully facilitated the negotiated resolution of multi-year litigation

Noteworthy Decisions:

  • In re Omar & Alina Rodriguez, (prevailed on objection to Debtor’s claimed homestead exemption), Case No. 13-29907-AJC (S.D. Fla. 2019)
  • Brown v. Sugimoto, et. al. (In re Excelium Management, LLC),(obtained multi-million judgments against former officers and directors and prevailed on appeal of most), Case No. 16-21608-JKO (S.D. Fla. 2018)
  • Brown v. Luboff, et.al. (In re Sigma-Tech Sales, Inc.), 570 B.R. 408 (S.D. Fla. 2017)
  • Carpenter v. Brown (In re Carpenter), 2013 WL 4047017 (S.D. Fla. 2013)
  • Kapila v. S&G Financial Services, LLC and Merrick Financial Group, LLC (In re S&G Financial Services of South Florida, Inc.), 451 B.R. 573 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • Mukamal v. Weisenfeld (In re Joseph J. Weisenfeld), 2011 WL 1048563 (Bankr. S.D. Fla. 2011)
  • In re Cotillion Investments, Inc., 343 B.R. 344 (Bankr. S.D. Fla 2006)

Awards and Recognition

  • Chambers and Partners USA for Bankruptcy, 2020
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV® Preeminent™
  • Best Lawyers In America– Listed in Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law; Litigation– Bankruptcy 2013-2020
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Bankruptcy, Business Litigation, 2015-20120
    • Top 100 in Florida 2017-2019
  • South Florida Legal Guide– Listed among Top Lawyers in Bankruptcy, 2015-2020
  • Florida Trend, Florida’s Legal Elite, Bankruptcy and Workout, 2014-2020

Speaking Engagements:

  • Panelist, “Pursuing & Proving Fraud When Individual Debtors Hide Their Business Assets” webinar presented by American Bankruptcy Institute, January 2020
  • Panelist, “Strategies in Bankruptcy Court for Newbies and Pros” seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid & Put Something Back, January 2020
  • Panelist, “Objections to Claims, Proper Servicing and Distribution” at National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Annual Conference, September 2019
  • Panelist, “When the Bubble Bursts Be Ready for the Fallout,” Seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid & Put Something Back, March 2019
  • Panelist, Dissecting Fraudulent Transfers: Best Practices in Fraudulent Transfer Litigation in Bankruptcy, Seminar presented by The Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida, February 2019
  • Moderator, Practice from the Perspective of a Chapter 7 Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Counsel for Debtors and Creditors, Miami, June 2018
  • Panelist, Hot Topics in Consumer Bankruptcy, Seminar presented by Dade Legal Aid/Put Something Back, Bankruptcy Bar Association Southern District of Florida, and The Dade County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section, February 2018
  • Panelist, A Trustee’s Control Over And Rights To A Debtor’s Controlled Business Entities: Substantive Consolidation of Non-Debtor Entities with a Debtor’s Bankruptcy Estate, ABA Business Law Section Spring Meeting, New Orleans, April 2017
  • Speaker, Bankruptcy Seminar, The Great Debate: CH. 7 vs. CH. 13, Miami, February 2016
  • Speaker, Broward County Bar Association, Recent Reported Cases in Bankruptcy, Ft. Lauderdale, December 2015
  • Moderator, Practice from the Perspective of a Chapter 7 Trustee, Office of the U.S. Trustee, and Counsel for Debtors and Creditors, August 2015
  • Speaker, Recent Reported Cases in Bankruptcy, Broward County Bar Association, Miami, February 2016
  • Panelist, The Law & Lore of Rule 2004, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees Seminar, Spring 2014
  • Panelist and Moderator, University of Miami School of Law Annual Bankruptcy Skills Workshop, 2010-2018

Professional and Community Activities

  • Member of Board of Directors, National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, 2019-2022
  • Past President, Bankruptcy Bar Association of the Southern District of Florida, 2014-2015
  • Member, American Bankruptcy Institute
  • Member, Florida Bar Eleventh Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee 2015-2016

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TOURNAMENTS | LPGA | Ladies Professional Golf Association https://pga.gameday.blog/pgatour/tournaments-lpga-ladies-professional-golf-association/ https://pga.gameday.blog/pgatour/tournaments-lpga-ladies-professional-golf-association/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 13:57:13 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/pgatour/tournaments-lpga-ladies-professional-golf-association/ TOURNAMENTS | LPGA | Ladies Professional Golf Association
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15-18

Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational – Canceled

Midland, MI
Purse: $2,300,000
Race to the CME Globe: 400 Points

Clanton/Suwannapura Buy TicketsView Tournament

Jul

31-2

LPGA Drive On Championship

Toledo, OH
Purse: $1,000,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Inaugural Event View Tournament

Aug

6-9

The Evian Championship – Canceled

Evian-les-Bains, France
Purse: $4,100,000
Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points

Jin Young Ko Buy TicketsView Tournament

Aug

6-9

Marathon Classic presented by Dana

Sylvania, OH
Purse: $2,000,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Sei Young Kim Buy TicketsView Tournament

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13-16

Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open

North Berwick, Scotland
Purse: $1,500,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Mi Jung Hur Buy TicketsView Tournament

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20-23

AIG Women’s British Open

Troon, Scotland
Purse: $4,500,000
Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points

Hinako Shibuno Buy TicketsView Tournament

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27-30

UL International Crown – Canceled

St. Albans, England
Purse: $1,600,000
Race to the CME Globe: 0 Points

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Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G

Rogers, AR
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CP Women’s Open – Canceled

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Jin Young Ko Buy TicketsView Tournament

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10-13

ANA Inspiration

Rancho Mirage, CA
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17-20

Cambia Portland Classic

Portland, OR
Purse: $1,750,000
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24-27

Kia Classic

Carlsbad, CA
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Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Nasa Hataoka Buy TicketsView Tournament

Oct

1-4

Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give – Canceled

Grand Rapids, MI
Purse: $2,300,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Brooke M. Henderson Buy TicketsView Tournament

Oct

2-4

ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer

Galloway, NJ
Purse: $2,000,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Lexi Thompson Buy TicketsView Tournament

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8-11

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Newtown Square, PA
Purse: $4,300,000
Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points

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15-18

Buick LPGA Shanghai

Shanghai, People’s Republic of China
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22-25

BMW Ladies Championship

Busan, Republic of Korea
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Taiwan Swinging Skirts LPGA

New Taipei City, Chinese Taipei
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Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Nelly Korda Buy TicketsView Tournament

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6-8

TOTO Japan Classic

Ibaraki, Japan
Purse: $1,500,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Ai Suzuki View Tournament

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19-22

Pelican Women’s Championship presented by DEX Imaging

Belleair, Florida
Purse: $2,000,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

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3-6

Volunteers of America Classic

The Colony, TX
Purse: $1,750,000
Race to the CME Globe: 500 Points

Cheyenne Knight Buy TicketsView Tournament

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10-13

U.S. Women’s Open Conducted by the USGA

Houston, TX
Purse: $5,500,000
Race to the CME Globe: 625 Points

Jeongeun Lee6 Buy TicketsView Tournament

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CME Group Tour Championship

Naples, FL
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Golf: 2020 World Amateur Team Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic https://pga.gameday.blog/pgatour/golf-2020-world-amateur-team-championships-cancelled-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/ https://pga.gameday.blog/pgatour/golf-2020-world-amateur-team-championships-cancelled-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 12:57:23 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/pgatour/golf-2020-world-amateur-team-championships-cancelled-due-to-covid-19-pandemic/ Golf: 2020 World Amateur Team Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
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The biennial amateur golf competition, which dates back to 1958, had previously been moved from Hong Kong to Singapore due to political unrest. “This unprecedented decision was due to the global COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty that this has caused to ensuring that the 2020 WATC could be staged

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Harold Varner III recovers from triple bogey to lead at Colonial https://pga.gameday.blog/harold-varner-iii/harold-varner-iii-recovers-from-triple-bogey-to-lead-at-colonial/ https://pga.gameday.blog/harold-varner-iii/harold-varner-iii-recovers-from-triple-bogey-to-lead-at-colonial/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:58:41 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/harold-varner-iii/harold-varner-iii-recovers-from-triple-bogey-to-lead-at-colonial/
Harold Varner III took his place in history in the PGA Tour’s technology era, all because of a triple bogey.

Jordan Spieth had his lowest 36-hole score in four years. Rory McIlroy shot a 63 with a bogey on his last hole. The strongest field of the year in golf’s return to competition produced an All-Star leaderboard at the Charles Schwab Challenge.

No wonder a spectator tried to sneak into Colonial on Friday. There was plenty to see.

The man didn’t get too see much before course officials noticed someone looking out of place with so few people in the first place. He wore jogging shorts, a black T-shirt and no credentials. He was sent packing.

“Watching from afar, this is a golf course that’s always let the best players rise to the top,” said McIlroy, two shots behind Varner going into the weekend. “You have to be in complete control of your game, hit fairways, hit greens, convert some putts. Yeah, the leaderboard is a ‘Who’s Who’ of golf right now. I’m just happy to be in the mix.”

If the opening round of the Charles Schwab Challenge felt like the first day of school, players quickly adjusted to the quiet environment as the PGA Tour tries to restart from the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s still not a return to normal. Some of the 81 players who missed the cut and are on the charter to Hilton Head will have to stick around for the flight. Everyone on the flight will be tested for the coronavirus Saturday.

And there are still no spectators, making Colonial sound more like a library. And while players are getting accustomed to birdies and eagles greeted with silence, it figures to take on another dimension as the stakes get higher.

“It’s tough to get adrenaline going,” U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland said after a 67 left him three shots behind. “I think you can get a little bit more of that this weekend getting in the hunt and get those juices flowing, but it is different without a crowd. You’ve got to kind of get that adrenaline going yourself.”

Varner had plenty of juices flowing after his first tee shot on No. 10 went onto a bridge, led to a one-shot penalty, and eventually a triple bogey that quickly knocked him out of a share of the lead. No worries. He answered with eight birdies and a place in the record book with a 66.

Dating to the ShotLink era in 2003, it was the lowest score on the PGA Tour by a player who began his round with a triple bogey. He was at 11-under 129, the lowest 36-hole score of his career.

“Not the start I wanted, but it’s just a part of golf,” Varner said. “If I would have tripled the last, it would have added up to the same. It’s a great opportunity going into the weekend.”

One of four PGA Tour players of black heritage, Varner was in the gym Thursday during the moment of silence, which the tour is doing every day at 8:46 a.m. as a tribute to George Floyd and a time of reflection over racial injustice and civil unrest. This time he had a 10-foot birdie chance on the par-three 16th when he heard the three short blasts from the horn to stop play.

“I just wanted to make that putt just to get me back to even [for the round],” Varner said. “I was really just focused on playing some good golf. It’s pretty cool that the tour is doing that, but when you’re out there, you’re just so in the moment. Well, I was, anyway. I don’t know, man, I was just trying to make a birdie.”

He led by one over Spieth, who shot a 65 despite a four-putt double bogey from 30 feet, and Bryson DeChambeau, who played bogey-free for his 65.

Collin Morikawa Morikawa (67) and Xander Schauffele (66) joined McIlroy at nine-under 131, with Justin Thomas (68) and Justin Rose (69) among those another shot back.

Birdies were not in short supply on another day filled with hot sunshine, but not spectators.

Police say one man crossed a pedestrian bridge near the perimeter of Colonial, got through the fence near bushes in a corner of the course beyond the fourth green and watched some golf. A dozen or so others peeked through hedges and the fence along the front nine. Two corporate tents in houses lining the streets on the back nine were filled.

That’s the extent of the noise.

“I wish there was some fans tomorrow,” Varner said. “When it comes to being around the guys, it’s very normal, but when it comes to fans and spectators, it’s not normal at all.“

If golf felt like it was slowly getting back to normal, the same could be said for Spieth, winless since the 2017 British Open.

More than just the putts he was making, it was the fairways Spieth kept hitting, along with one exquisite chip that led to a 65 and contention going into the weekend. The only blunder was taking three putts from 3 feet that led to double bogey.

“I felt like I gave myself some grace to say, ‘Look, I haven’t really been practicing a ton of those kind of short-range putts,’ ” Spieth said. “Those are the ones where you just have a ton of them when you’re playing in competition, but you’re picking them up a lot of times when you’re playing regular rounds of golf at home.”

His spirits were high, as were so many others who have taken advantage of good scoring weather and simply being back to work no matter how different it is with testing, thermal readings and no one around them.

“It felt as normal as it can, I guess,” McIlroy said.

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Matthew 12:36 But I tell you that men will give an account on the day of judgment for every careless word they have spoken. https://pga.gameday.blog/matt-every/matthew-1236-but-i-tell-you-that-men-will-give-an-account-on-the-day-of-judgment-for-every-careless-word-they-have-spoken/ https://pga.gameday.blog/matt-every/matthew-1236-but-i-tell-you-that-men-will-give-an-account-on-the-day-of-judgment-for-every-careless-word-they-have-spoken/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:58:37 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/matt-every/matthew-1236-but-i-tell-you-that-men-will-give-an-account-on-the-day-of-judgment-for-every-careless-word-they-have-spoken/
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But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong’s Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb – Present Indicative Active – 1st Person Singular
Strong’s Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

that
οἱ (hoi)
Article – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

men
ἄνθρωποι (anthrōpoi)
Noun – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 444: A man, one of the human race. From aner and ops; man-faced, i.e. A human being.

will give
ἀποδώσουσιν (apodōsousin)
Verb – Future Indicative Active – 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 591: From apo and didomi; to give away, i.e. Up, over, back, etc.

an account
λόγον (logon)
Noun – Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong’s Greek 3056: From lego; something said; by implication, a topic, also reasoning or motive; by extension, a computation; specially, the Divine Expression.

on
ἐν (en)
Preposition
Strong’s Greek 1722: In, on, among. A primary preposition denoting position, and instrumentality, i.e. A relation of rest; ‘in, ‘ at, on, by, etc.

[the] day
ἡμέρᾳ (hēmera)
Noun – Dative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 2250: A day, the period from sunrise to sunset.

of judgment
κρίσεως (kriseōs)
Noun – Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 2920: Decision; by extension, a tribunal; by implication, justice.

for
ὅτι (hoti)
Conjunction
Strong’s Greek 3754: Neuter of hostis as conjunction; demonstrative, that; causative, because.

every
πᾶν (pan)
Adjective – Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 3956: All, the whole, every kind of. Including all the forms of declension; apparently a primary word; all, any, every, the whole.

careless
ἀργὸν (argon)
Adjective – Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 692: Idle, lazy, thoughtless, unprofitable, injurious. (by implication) lazy, useless.

word
ῥῆμα (rhēma)
Noun – Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 4487: From rheo; an utterance, ; by implication, a matter or topic; with a negative naught whatever.

they have spoken.
λαλήσουσιν (lalēsousin)
Verb – Future Indicative Active – 3rd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 2980: A prolonged form of an otherwise obsolete verb; to talk, i.e. Utter words.

Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers

(36) Every idle word that men shall speak.–The teaching, though general in form, still looks back to the hard, bitter words of the Pharisees which had been the starting-point of the discourse. Our Lord does not speak, as we might have expected, of “every evil word,” but of “every idle–i.e., useless and purposeless–word,” the random utterances which, as being more spontaneous, betray character more than deliberate speech. Such an “idle word” had been the passing taunt, “He casteth out devils by Beelzebub.” It is not said, however, that for every such random speech a man shall be condemned, but that he shall give an account for it. It will enter into that great total which determines the divine estimate of his character, and, therefore, the issues of the great “day of judgment.”

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 36, 37. – Matthew only. Verse 36. – But (δέ); and (Revised Version). The adversative particle hints at the contrast of ver. 35 to their ordinary ideas about the importance of words. I say unto you, That every idle (ἀργόν); i.e. effecting nothing, morally useless;2 Peter 1:8(cf. καταργεῖ,Luke 13:7). Word (ῤῆμα); see ver. 37, note. That men shall speak, they shall give account thereof (ἀποδώσουσι λόγον: cf.1 Peter 4:5) in the day of judgment (Matthew 10:15, note).

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Jason Day’s caddie provides coaching on links, and in life https://pga.gameday.blog/jason-day/jason-days-caddie-provides-coaching-on-links-and-in-life/ https://pga.gameday.blog/jason-day/jason-days-caddie-provides-coaching-on-links-and-in-life/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:58:33 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/jason-day/jason-days-caddie-provides-coaching-on-links-and-in-life/
Augusta, Ga. — Most PGA Tour pros lean on their caddies for guidance on club selection, advice on how putts might break and occasional words of encouragement and motivation.

Then there’s the connection between Jason Day, the world’s No. 4-ranked player and a logical contender in this week’s Masters, and caddie Colin Swatton. To say it’s much deeper qualifies as a grand understatement.

Swatton carries Day’s golf bag and offers strategic guidance, absolutely. He’s also Day’s swing coach. And his mentor. And the man who introduced Day to his wife, Ellie.

Maybe even more significant, Swatton long ago helped steer Day down the right path, when his life was skidding into dangerous territory.

“I owe a lot of what I’ve achieved in my career to Colin,” Day said Wednesday, after playing in the Par-3 Contest at Augusta National. “He’s kind of like a father figure, and he’s been that way for a very long time. It’s more than just a caddie-player relationship.”

Day is the son of an Australian dad (Alvyn) and Filipino mom (Dening) who initially grew up in Rockhampton, Australia, north of Brisbane. Alvyn Day died of stomach cancer when Jason was 11, prompting him to get into frequent fights at school and routinely find an escape in alcohol.

Dening responded by selling the family’s house and shipping Jason to boarding school seven hours away.

JOHNS CREEK, GA - AUGUST 09: (L-R) Jason Day of Australia walks with caddie Colin Swatton during a practice round prior to the start of the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on August 9, 2011 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)JOHNS CREEK, GA – AUGUST 09: (L-R) Jason Day of Australia walks with caddie Colin Swatton during a practice round prior to the start of the 93rd PGA Championship at the Atlanta Athletic Club on August 9, 2011 in Johns Creek, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Kevin C. Cox/Getty

The school included a golf academy, where Swatton coached. On the first day they met, when Day was 12, Swatton asked him to work on his short game with other players his age. Day told him to “f- off,” and stormed away to hit iron shots on the course.

Nice start.

“I was a bit of a punk,” Day said. “I had lost my way a little. We got into an argument and a few words were thrown back and forth. I came to my senses and apologized to him. We went on from there.”

They went on to form an uncommon bond. Day, now 26, realizes the value of having a trusted confidant in the crazy, vagabond life of a tour pro. Swatton, 44, might prefer to see himself as a big brother type, but he appreciates Day’s willingness to share the credit for his success.

“I guess I have been there in some way, shape or form since he was 12,” Swatton said. “I never would want to replace his father, or feel like I’m his dad in any way, but I’m there as a friend.”

Swatton, also an Australian, turned pro at 20 and briefly played on tour in Asia. But his passion always was coaching, understanding the secrets of the swing, and that led him to open his first golf academy at age 22.

The plan originally didn’t include working for Day full-time, until he came to the United States and won a Nationwide Tour event, at 19, in 2007. That vaulted Day onto the PGA Tour, and he convinced Swatton to join him as his coach/caddie/traveling father figure.

Swatton tried to tailor Day’s game to the majors, and specifically the Masters. That means hitting the ball high (allowing it to stop quickly on Augusta National’s slick greens) and developing a creative short game.

Day obviously was a good student. He tied for second in the 2011 Masters and finished third last year; he also finished second in the U.S. Open in ’11 and had a chance to win the 2013 Open at Merion, where he tied for second behind Justin Rose.

So if you’re seeking a shrewd pick for a first-time major champion this week – along the lines of Rose, Adam Scott and Jason Dufner last year – Day might be your man. He hasn’t played in a tournament since winning the Match Play Championship on Feb. 23, but he insisted his left thumb, in which he recently received a cortisone injection, is no longer causing any pain.

Another element to consider: Day would leapfrog to No. 1 in the world ranking if he wins the Masters. He’s always coveted the distinction, once drawing ridicule for suggesting he would eventually “take down” Tiger Woods atop the ranking.

Here’s his chance.

“I’m trying not to think about that,” Day said. “My goal is obviously to get to No. 1 one day and have a green jacket – and I can do that in one week. That’s exciting stuff.”

Whether it happens this week, Swatton will remain at Day’s side – doing a lot more than lugging around his clubs.

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How a statistical miracle propelled Zach Johnson to one of the most unlikely Masters wins ever https://pga.gameday.blog/zach-johnson/how-a-statistical-miracle-propelled-zach-johnson-to-one-of-the-most-unlikely-masters-wins-ever/ https://pga.gameday.blog/zach-johnson/how-a-statistical-miracle-propelled-zach-johnson-to-one-of-the-most-unlikely-masters-wins-ever/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:57:50 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/zach-johnson/how-a-statistical-miracle-propelled-zach-johnson-to-one-of-the-most-unlikely-masters-wins-ever/
Glance down the list of former Masters winners and you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of power players staring back at you. Jack Nicklaus, an unfathomably long driver in his prime, has six Green Jackets. Tiger Woods has four — and would’ve had more had Augusta not ‘Tiger-proofed’ the course. More recently Bubba Watson, perhaps the greatest power player golf has ever seen, has two Masters wins in his last five. Dustin Johnson, who boasts a tour-leading Driving Average of 316 yards, is the odds-on favorite to win this year.

Long driving has never been the bedrock of Zach Johnson’s game. A generous 5’11” inside a trim 150 pound frame, only once in his 13 full season on the PGA Tour has he ranked inside the top 100 in Driving Distance — 86th, in 2005. His next best showing was a 282 yard average in 2014, good enough for 141st on tour.

There are few courses in the world Zach Johnson is less suited to than Augusta National. In 12 Masters starts he’s missed the cut five times, and finished outside the top 15 a further three. Yet when he steps onto the course on Thursday morning for his opening round of the 2017 Masters, Zach Johnson will do so as a past champion, marking 10 years his sole victory, courtesy of one of the most statistically-unlikely methods in golf history.

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Mother Nature made it possible

The qualities that have helped to Zach Johnson onto more than $41 million in career earnings and two major championships are the ones that have become cliches in sports. He’s gritty. Tough. Scrappy. They were qualities born into him in high school, when he joined the Regis High School golf team as a 95-pound freshman. His size always held him back — he was the second best-player on both his high school and college golf teams, then spent five years scraping together a living on the mini tours after that. It was a long, enduring grind, but one that helped him maximize his very-specific skill set when the stars aligned for him in 2007.

Johnson was sitting T-4 when the cut came down on Friday, even par over three rounds on an uncharacteristically difficult Masters tournament. When those remaining woke up for their third round on Saturday, they walked into one of the most difficult rounds major championship history.

A cold front dropped temperatures down into the the low 50s and helped winds reach in excess of 30 mph. Tim Clark and Brett Wetterich, the two overnight leaders, shot scores of 80 and 83. Scoring average on the day finished at 77.35, the highest in tournament history since 1956. Johnson’s four-over 76, featuring just one birdie, was one of the rounds of the day.

“It was so cold on the last five or six holes, I could barely feel my hands,” Johnson said. “Walking up 18, it felt like it was a fall day and I was playing college golf and was forced to play.”

“It’s just a matter of survival,”

Jack Gruber, USA TODAY Staff

The Stats

It was during those cold temperatures that set the stage for Zach Johnson to defy all statistical logic. Had the weather been nicer, Johnson probably wouldn’t have even tried doing what eventually vaulted him to victory.

The cold meant that the already short-hitting Zach Johnson faced a course that felt even longer. The ball wasn’t flying as far in the cold, and the wind was sucking all the moisture out of the ordinarily plush greens, making them harder to hold with the longer irons Johnson was hitting for his approach shots. He would average just 265 yards off the tee by week’s end, third-lowest of all those players to make the cut.

Putting on those dry greens in the wind also became something of a nightmare, especially for Johnson: He three-putted an incredible six different times during the tournament. Only four players finished with more.

Eileen Blass, USA TODAY staff

To say it is unprecedented for Masters winners to boast those statistics is selling it slightly short. Masters winners don’t boast those kind of statistics, period. Except for Johnson, that is, who made up for the massive shortfall with an unparalleled short game display.

This culminated, as history often does at the Masters, on Augusta National’s back nine.

Coming into the par-5 13th hole tied for the lead in the first time of the tournament, Johnson faced a second shot that would’ve enticed more people into going for it in two, trying to push for a birdie on a par-5 — one of the precious few opportunities to score all week.
Johnson not boasting that kind of distance, he laid up, wedged it close and knocked-in the birdies. It was something he made a habit of doing all week: of the 16 par-5s he played, he didn’t even attempt going for any of them in two, but he played them in 11 under par anyway. Those holes were the source of 73 percent of his birdies on the week.

Pro golfers never follow a blanket strategy of laying-up like this because it leaves no room for error. It’s much easier to knock it somewhere around the green and get up-and-down than trying to knock a full shot close. Johnson’s short game was so good that it didn’t matter. He followed that birdie on 13 with another on 14, and then one more on the par-3 16th.

Tiger Woods was making a late charge, but by that point, it didn’t matter. Johnson capped off his late run with back-to-back up and downs, including one on 18. Zach Johnson chipped and putted so well that he finished 10th best in the field on putting — a minor miracle considering his six three-putts.

Johnson won the Masters by operating on margins that were impossibly thin — and at exactly the right time, leaving himself no time to regress to the mean. His one over par total still stands as the joint-highest in Masters history.

10 years ago, Zach Johnson made it work because he knew no other option. When you’re the 95 pound, second-best player on your high school team in Iowa, you don’t think about executing the perfect game plane. You work on getting the job done, any way you can.

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Peter Malnati, Billy Hurley survive conditions, 36-hole marathon to take lead in Zurich Classic https://pga.gameday.blog/peter-malnati/peter-malnati-billy-hurley-survive-conditions-36-hole-marathon-to-take-lead-in-zurich-classic/ https://pga.gameday.blog/peter-malnati/peter-malnati-billy-hurley-survive-conditions-36-hole-marathon-to-take-lead-in-zurich-classic/#respond Tue, 14 Jul 2020 11:57:48 +0000 https://pga.gameday.blog/peter-malnati/peter-malnati-billy-hurley-survive-conditions-36-hole-marathon-to-take-lead-in-zurich-classic/
Playing Thursday, both before and after a 7½-hour weather delay, was a huge advantage for half of the 80-team field in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

While the conditions were better with little to no wind to contend with and greens softened by a total of 2½ inches of rain from two storms that swept across the TPC Louisiana course on Thursday, Friday’s tougher conditions didn’t bother some players.

That was the case for Peter Malnati and Billy Hurley, who didn’t get on the course Thursday and finally got their chance Friday under warm, sunny skies and windy conditions.

They survived, however, playing 36 holes in about 10 hours. They posted a 9-under 63 in their first round of four-ball and came back for a 5-under 67 in foursomes, giving them a 14-under 130 total and a one-shot lead.

They held a one-shot lead over four teams, three of whom were still out on the course when second-round play was suspended because of darkness at 7:36 p.m. The 40 teams that still have to complete their second round will return at 7 a.m. Saturday.

The round is expected to be finished by about 11 a.m. when PGA Tour officials will cut the field to the low 35 teams and ties. The third round is expected to start around noon with the leaders teeing off at approximately 2 p.m.

Russell Knox and Brian Stuard also played 36 holes Friday, shooting a 10-under 62 and a 3-under 69 for a 13-under 131 total.

The teams of Scott Stallings and Trey Mullinax, Kevin Kisner and Scott Brown, and Brian Gay and Rory Sabbatini were also at 13-under. Gay/Sabbatini were through 13 holes, Stallings/Mullinax had finished nine and Kisner/Brown had completed four holes.

Despite their long day, Malnati and Hurley are in good shape after not making the cut here a year ago.

Malnati said a change in strategy has paid off after not doing much planning going into last year’s event.

“Yeah, last year we pretty much did our own thing,” he said Friday. “We do this 51 weeks a year, so it was like, ‘Let’s not change too much. I’ll work with my caddie, you work with your caddie.’

“This year, we tried to embrace the team concept,” Malnati added. “We talked about shots together and we kind of planned together sort of. But, two minds are better than one.”

As a result, they learned two things: It was more fun Friday and, more importantly, it worked.

Hurley agreed.

“Absolutely, I think any time two players can talk about a shot, you’re going to come up with a better solution than just one player,” he said. “So there was obviously a lot of things going on with the wind out there today.”

But they conquered that problem with their teamwork, Hurley said.

“We were just talking about where we wanted to leave (approach shots) them, where the best putt was, how much the wind was going to affect it. Those kinds of things.”

All in all, it was a good day overall even if it was a long one.

“We’d love to have a couple putts back late on our second nine in the second round,” Hurley said. “But playing 36 holes and stuff, the greens definitely got kind of scruffy a little bit and it was harder to make putts.

“But we’re super-thrilled with pretty much every shot I think we hit today.”

Follow Sheldon Mickles on Twitter, @MicklesAdvocate.

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