PGA Tour: FedEx St. Jude Invitational and Barracuda Championship
A busy week lies ahead of those responsible for the PGA Tour. Two events will be held: the FedEx St. Jude Invitational, the second tournament of the elite World Golf Championships Series (WGC) and the Barracuda Championship. In the latter, especially the players who did not get a place in the selected field of the WGC tournament play along. The FedEx St. Jude invitation tournament takes place at TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee. Defending champion Brooks Koepka will do everything it can to build on last year. He will compete with everything that has rank and name: The world number one Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas and many other top players are part of the game.
|PGA Tour||FedEx St. Jude Invitational|
|space||TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee (USA)|
|Prize money||10.5 million US dollar (approx. 8.9 million euro)|
|Defending champion||Brooks Koepka|
|Headliner||Jon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka|
|German speaking starter||Bernd Wiesberger|
At the Barracuda Championship, Martin Kaymer is tenth for the first time after the Corona break and then goes full steam towards the PGA Championship. The tournament takes place like the major in California and saves Kaymer from travel stress. Austrian Matthias Schwab will also start with Kaymer.
|PGA Tour||Barracuda Championship|
|space||Tahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, Kalifornien (USA)|
|Prize money||3.5 million US dollar (approx. 2.9 million euros)|
|Defending champion||Collin Morikawa|
|Headliner||Charley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Alex Noren|
|German speaking starter||Martin Kaymer, Matthias Schwab, Alex Cejka|
European Tour: Hero Open in Birmingham
The European Tour team currently resides on the island and contests several tournaments in a row in the UK in the so-called UK Swing. This week the players head to Birmingham at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club. German players also qualified, including Max Kieffer and Marcel Schneider.
|European Tour||Hero Open|
|space||Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, England|
|Prize money||1 million euros|
|Defending champion||Darren Clarke (English Open 2002)|
|Headliner||Thorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell, Miguel Angel Jimenez|
|German speaking starter||Marcel Schneider, Max Kieffer|
Korn Ferry Tour: Stephan Jager in Nebraska
The Korn Ferry Tour is stopping in Omaha, Nebraska these days. Stephan Jager, who wants to make up for his missed cut from the previous week, is also playing at the Club at Indian Creek.
|Korn Ferry Tour||Pinnacle Bank Championship|
|space||The Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Nebraska (USA)|
|Prize money||108.000 US-Dollar (ca. 91.000 Euro)|
|Defending champion||Kristoffer Ventura|
|Headliner||Chase Koepka, Stephan Jager|
|German speaking starter||Stephan Jager|
PGA Tour Champions: Long back in tournament mode
Live golf never ends: The seniors on the PGA Tour Champions are back to business. Also there is Bernhard Langer, who recently made a flying visit to the PGA Tour.
|PGA Tour Champions||The Ally Challenge|
|space||Wawrick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan (USA)|
|Prize money||300.000 US-Dollar (ca. 255.000 Euro)|
|Defending champion||Jerry Kelly|
|Headliner||Ernie Els, Bernhard Langer, John Daly|
|German speaking starter||Bernhard Langer|