Date: June 25th – 28th
Course: TPC at River Highlands
Purse: $7.4MM ($1.3MM to winner)
FedEx points: 500 to winner
OWGR Points: 72
2019 Winner: Chez Reavie (-17)
TPC River Highlands. Designed in 1928 (Robert Ross and Maurice Kearney) and later remodeled by Pete Dye (1982) and Bobby Weed (1989), this 6,841, par 70 course recently went through a makeover with some modifications to bunkers, tee boxes and greens. This might appear as a different course for golfers where they will see bigger greens with more pin positions, improved bank edges and drainage through the course. The course has a mixture of length, short, bunkers, rolling hills and lakes spread throughout, to sum it up, it’s a bit of everything. The final four holes stretch across a four acre lake and serve as the make or break holes for this course.
My Starting 4
Bryson DeChambeau (1st selection this year) — He had a dominant 3rd place finish at the Charles Schwab Invitational. After finishing 26th here three years ago, he topped it with a 9th place finish in 2018 and an 8th place finish in 2019.
Rory McIlroy (2nd selection this year) — Top 20 finishes here in 2017 and 2018. Rory is one of (if not THE) best on tour right now.
Sung-Jae Im (1st selection this year) — Not a bad start last year with a 21st place finish at TPC River Highlands.
Patrick Reed (1st selection this year) — He had a 77th place finish in 2018 and around that he was 5th in 2017 and 30th last year. Add to that a 7th place finish at the Charles Schwab Invitational.
My Bench 2
Brian Harman (1st selection this year) — He has been in the top 35 here the last three years including back to back top 10 finishes the last two years
Paul Casey (1st selection this year) — His last three years here: 5th, 2nd and 5th.
Fun Fact: This is typically the 2nd most attended PGA Tour annually (behind the Waste Management Open). It would appear all of New England comes out to watch this tournament.
Starting 4: Avg finish 48th (35th percentile)
Bench 2: Avg finish 66th (48th percentile)