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Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Champions Stake Out New Ground in Texas

Okay, we get a new event for the Champions Tour this week. Welcome to the inaugural ClubCorp Championship.

ClubCorp Classic logo

The first playing of this event takes place at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving TX, a par-71 measuring just over 6700 yards. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of this course is that it has five par-3s and four par-4s.

And the most interesting aspect of the event itself is that it boasts a field of 78 pros who will be joined by 50 amateurs and celebrities. This sounds a lot like the LPGA's Tournament of Champions in January, although I don't know how the teams will be set up here.

If you want one player worth keeping an eye on this week, it may be Corey Pavin. Pavin is a member at the club and, while he's not a long hitter by any measure, his ability to work the ball combined with the shorter length of the course could give this 62-year-old a real chance to put on a show.

GC's live coverage begins Friday at noon ET. I think it's always compelling to see how a new event -- especially one with a different format -- will distinguish itself from the other established events the pros commonly play.

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