TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 2017
by Adam Schupak

Earlier this season, Kevin Chappell finally put to bed the question of when he finally would notch his first PGA Tour victory. After six runner-up finishes, he claimed the Valero Texas Open in April, in his 180th Tour start. 

But just as a recently-married couple begins to be assaulted by the question of when they are going to have a baby, Chappell, 31, found that his breakthrough and continued steady play has him on the brink of making his first U.S. Presidents Cup team and answering questions such as, "How big of a goal is making the team?" 

 



Support for Jones 

In his letter, Chris Seyer correctly points out that Bobby Jones accepted payment for his instructional videos and in fact was paid for endorsements and other things as well (“From the Morning Read inbox,” Aug. 28, http://bit.ly/2wdhh04). The difference is that all of the money that Jones made from golf was made after he retired from championship golf at age 28.

 


Out: For at least two weeks, Michelle Wie, who underwent an emergency appendectomy in Ottawa, Golf Channel reported. Wie, 27, withdrew before the final round of last week’s Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, in which she trailed by six strokes, to enter a local hospital. The LPGA plays in Portland, Ore., this week and Indianapolis next week before the final major tournament of the season, The Evian Championship, on Sept. 14-17 at Evian-les-Bains, France. It was unclear whether Wie would be ready for Evian.

 



3

Number of multiple winners on the LPGA this season: South Koreans In-Kyung Kim (3), Sung Hyun Park (2) and So Yeon Ryu (2).

25

Number of graduates from the Web.com Tour, led by overall season winner Brice Garnett, who earn membership to the PGA Tour for the 2017-18 season, which begins in October (meet the grads: http://bit.ly/2wCc1E8). Late Sunday, Garnett won the WinCo Foods Portland Open in North Plains, Ore., for his second victory of the season on the developmental tour (scores: http://bit.ly/2wb2hjl).

 



FROM THE INDUSTRY

Cleveland Golf has released its updated TFi 2135 Satin putter models, which include new alignment and speed-control features. The clubs are available for presale and officially launch Sept. 15.

 

Antigua Group will play its Fourth Annual Antigua Invitational on Sept. 8 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., the apparel maker announced. The tournament pairs a club professional with two amateurs from the Arizona golf community in a three-person team format.

 

CALENDAR
August 26-31
Men’s amateur: U.S. Senior Amateur
The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis
August 31 - September 3
LPGA: Cambia Portland Classic
Columbia-Edgewater CC, Portland, Ore.
Symetra Tour: Sioux Falls Great Life Challenge
Willow Run GC, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Web.com Tour: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
Ohio State GC (Scarlet), Columbus, Ohio
European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters
Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic
September 1-3
Champions Tour: Shaw Charity Classic
Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta
September 1-4
PGA Tour: Dell Technologies Championship
TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.
September 2-4
Men’s amateur: Labor Day Invitational
CC of Mobile (Ala.)
Men’s amateur: California State Fair
Haggin Oaks (MacKenzie), Sacramento, Calif.

      
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