One of minority positives ahead from greater than 3 months of play standstill because of COVID-19 is that when play starts June 11 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, it will certainly include the best field in the background of the occasion.
Based on this year’s dedications, that include globeNo 1 Rory McIlroy,No 3 Brooks Koepka,No 5 Dustin Johnson as well asNo 7 Patrick Reed, the occasion will certainly include a toughness of field of 560 factors, with 66 directs mosting likely to the victor, according to an evaluation by Golf Channel positions expert Alan Robison.
“Overall, the majority of the guys are ready – Jay Monahan’s ready, Andy Pazder, the players, our directors; it’s time to go play golf, time to go to work, and everybody’s excited about it and the field shows who’s ready to get after it,” claimed Ryan Palmer, a Colonial participant, that is presently contending concerning a hr from Colonial in the Maridoe Samaritan Fund Invitational 2.0.
By contrast, in 2015’s occasion at Colonial had a toughness of field of 377, with 17 out of the globe’s top 50 gamers teeing it up, as well as champ Kevin Na gotten 54 world-ranking factors. Next month’s occasion presently consists of 30 of the top 50 gamers on the planet.
Since the globe positions started in 1986, just Steve Flesch obtained as several ranking factors (66) when he won at Colonial in 2004, however the toughness of field (426) was determined in different ways as well as does not contrast to this year’s field.
In truth, the closest contrast was the 2010 occasion, won by Zach Johnson, with a toughness of field of 498 as well as 62 ranking indicate the victor.
Players have till June 5 to devote to the occasion.