Two tournaments on the PGA Tour

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The PGA Tour is doubly round this week – the second WGC tournament of the year takes place at the same time as the Barracuda Championship. The professionals of the European Tour are playing in the UK Swing again in Great Britain and also on the PGA Tour Champions and the Korn Ferry Tour. Overview of the week.

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 TourFedEx St. Jude Invitational
spaceTPC Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee (USA)
Prize money10.5 million US dollar (approx. 8.9 million euro)
Defending championBrooks Koepka
HeadlinerJon Rahm, Justin Thomas, Brooks Koepka
German speaking starterBernd 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 TourBarracuda Championship
spaceTahoe Mt. Club (Old Greenwood), Truckee, Kalifornien (USA)
Prize money3.5 million US dollar (approx. 2.9 million euros)
Defending championCollin Morikawa
HeadlinerCharley Hoffman, Emiliano Grillo, Alex Noren
German speaking starterMartin 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 TourHero Open
spaceForest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, England
Prize money1 million euros
Defending championDarren Clarke (English Open 2002)
HeadlinerThorbjorn Olesen, Eddie Pepperell, Miguel Angel Jimenez
German speaking starterMarcel 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 TourPinnacle Bank Championship
spaceThe Club at Indian Creek, Omaha, Nebraska (USA)
Prize money108.000 US-Dollar (ca. 91.000 Euro)
Defending championKristoffer Ventura
HeadlinerChase Koepka, Stephan Jager
German speaking starterStephan 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 ChampionsThe Ally Challenge
spaceWawrick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Michigan (USA)
Prize money300.000 US-Dollar (ca. 255.000 Euro)
Defending championJerry Kelly
HeadlinerErnie Els, Bernhard Langer, John Daly
German speaking starterBernhard Langer



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