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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Like Father, Like Son

Well, sort of. The PGA Tour is playing two events at the same venue starting this week, and the Korn Ferry Tour is doing the same thing.

AT&T Canyons Course

While the PGA Tour tackles Muirfield Village in Ohio, the Korn Ferry Tour is doing the same in Texas at TPC San Antonio.

This week the KFT boys are playing the TPC San Antonio Challenge at the Canyons, which will be played on TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Canyons Course. Next week they'll play the TPC San Antonio Championship at the Oaks, on the AT&T Oaks Course.

The Canyons Course is reportedly more "user-friendly" because it has more elevation changes and wider fairways than the Oaks Course. By comparison, Muirfield will be set up a bit easier for its first week and I've heard they'll be using some different tees and such to minimize course damage before the Memorial. Using two different courses at TPC San Antonio will definitely make preserving the course an easier task.

While last week's winner Will Zalatoris is taking this week off, the rest of the 156-man field can look forward to the same sort of benefits the "big boys" will have, given that they won't have to travel between the two events. (They won't get Jack's famous milkshakes though. Bummer.)

Like most of the Korn Ferry Tour events since the restart, we won't be able to watch this one on TV either. However, just so you can follow along:
With the extended season wrapping around into 2021, Tripp Isenhour said that we could easily see more than three players achieve the Battlefield Promotion. That means each of these events could end up being very important for players, so it's worth keeping up.


  1. A playoff loss followed by his first KPGA win allowed 18 year old Joo Hyung Kim to rise high enough in the OWGR to merit an invitation to the PGA Championship in 3 weeks. Good thing he got the invite now so that he has time to clear quarantine:

    I wonder: if he wins this, or any other major, does that exempt him from South Korea's mandatory military service?

    1. I agree about the quarantine thing, but I don't know if anything can get a Korean out of their stint in the service. I think some can get a shortened term but they still have to serve some time.