Discover Golf : August 2018
TOUR | NUMBERS 11 Image Credit: Sam Greenwood / Getty Images Go Figure MOMENTS THAT COUNT 8 - MR MONDAY You may not know the name T.J. Vogel, but it’s now stamped in the record books. The 27-year-old qualified for the Wyndham Championship after shooting a 66 at the ‘Monday qualifier’ at Bermuda Run Country Club. It was the eighth time this year that Vogel has made it to a PGA Tour field through one of those ruthless Monday events, which usually have about 80-100 entrants competing for a small handful of spots. Patrick Reed previously held the Monday record. He completed six successful qualifiers in 2012. 73 - TIGER MANIA CREATES MAJOR RATINGS BOOST A late charge by Tiger Woods at the last major for the season ignited a ratings bonanza. CBS reached 8.5 million viewers Sunday for final- round competition at the PGA Championship. It was a whopping 73 percent increase from the 4.9 million people who watched the same tournament’s conclusion in 2017. They were the best ratings for a PGA championship since 2009— when Woods was the 54-hole leader, but was beaten by Y.E. Yang at Hazeltine, producing a 7.5 rating. 9 - SNEDEKER JOINS ELITE CLUB Brandt Snedeker joined the iconic 59 Club after the opening round of the Wyndham Championship. The 37-year-old holed a 20-foot putt on his final hole to become the ninth player in PGA Tour history to break 60. 600 - HOWELL’S MILESTONE Englishman David Howell made his 600th start on the European Tour at The Nordea Masters in Sweden. The 43-year-old, who is one of the most popular and respected figures on Tour, became the tenth person to reach that milestone. He joined Sam Torrance, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Barry Lane, Colin Montgomerie, Roger Chapman, Paul Lawrie, Eamonn Darcy, Peter Baker and Malcolm Mackenzie. 9 - WOODS & MICKELSON BLOCKBUSTER Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson have announced a winner-take- all match for November 23. The head-to-head duel will take place at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. The winner will walk away with US$9 million. The pair has combined for 122 PGA Tour wins during their careers. They have been paired together 37 times on the PGA Tour.