Golf Glance: PGA Tour completes Texas quartet; Champions go major hunting


LAST TOURNAMENT: 106th PGA Championship (Xander Schauffele)

THIS WEEK: Charles Schwab Challenge, May 23-26, Fort Worth, Texas

Course: Colonial Country Club (Par 70, 7,289 Yards)

Purse: $9.1M (Winner: $1.638M)

Defending Champion: Emiliano Grillo

FedEx Cup Leader: Scottie Scheffler


TV: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS)

Streaming (ESPN+): Thursday-Friday, 8:15 a.m.-7 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

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NOTES: This is the final of four PGA Tour stops in Texas this season. … The field includes 23 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking. … Colonial is playing host to an event for the 78th time, making it the longest-running venue for a non-major on tour. The course underwent a $25 million renovation since last year’s event, led by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner. The goal was to return the course to a more natural and classic presentation while upholding the original design and vision. Hole Nos. 3-5 were nicknamed the “Horrible Horseshoe” by former golf writer Dan Jenkins. … Sixty-six players in the field competed in last week’s PGA Championship. … The winner will earn a tartan jacket along with invitations to next month’s Memorial Tournament along with next year’s The Sentry and The Players Championship if not otherwise exempt. … This is the second event for the Aon Next 10 and Aon Swing 5 for players to earn spots into the Wells Fargo, which will also include points earned in the Myrtle Beach Classic and next week’s RBC Canadian Open. … Ben Hogan won the inaugural event at the Colonial and still holds the event record with five victories. He is also the most recent player to successfully defend at Colonial.

BEST BETS: Scottie Scheffler (+275 at BetMGM) remained in the field despite last week’s arrest at the PGA Championship. He has won four of his past six starts, and the Texas resident has finished in the top three at Colonial each of the past two years. … Collin Morikawa (+1200) is fresh off a T4 at Valhalla, where he shared the 54-hole lead. … Jordan Spieth (+2200) makes his 12th event start. He missed the cut last year, but has one title and three runners-up among his eight top-10 finishes. … Tom Kim (+5000) is another Dallas resident. He makes his event debut coming off a T26 at the PGA Championship. … Justin Rose (+6000) won the event in 2018 and is coming off a T6 at Valhalla.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: RBC Canadian Open, Hamilton, Ont., Canada, May 30-June 2


LAST TOURNAMENT: Mizuho Americas Open (Nelly Korda)


Race to the CME Globe leader: Nelly Korda

NEXT TOURNAMENT: U.S. Women’s Open, Lancaster, Pa., May 30-June 2

PGA Tour Champions

LAST TOURNAMENT: Regions Tradition (Doug Barron)

THIS WEEK: KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, Benton Harbor, Mich., May 23-26

Course: Harbor Shores Resort (Par 71, 6,852 Yards)

Purse: $3.5M (Winner: $630,000)

Defending Champion: Steve Stricker

Charles Schwab Cup leader: Steven Alker


TV: Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday, 1-4 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, 3-4 p.m. (GC), 4-6 p.m. (NBC)

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NOTES: This is the second of five Champions majors this season. … Harbor Shores will play host to the event for the sixth time since 2012. … The 156-player field will be cut to the low 70 scorers and ties following 36 holes. … Alker is not playing this week, but the field does include Charles Schwab Cup No. 2 Stephen Ames, No. 3 Paul Broadhurst and seven members of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

NEXT TOURNAMENT: Principal Charity Classic, Des Moines, Iowa, May 31-June 2

LIV Golf League

LAST TOURNAMENT: Singapore (Individual: Brooks Koepka; Team: Ripper GC)


2024 Leaders: Players, Joaquin Niemann; Team, Crushers GC

NEXT TOURNAMENT: Houston, June 7-9