PGA Tour, Korn Ferry Tour gamers to crew up this week in Sea Island occasion
With the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour every per week away from returning to competitors, Sea Island Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia, will host a dry run of kinds this week.
The 36-hole, best-ball crew occasion begins Friday on the resort’s Seaside Course, which hosts the RSM Basic every fall, and incorporates a Tour-caliber area. There will likely be 20 two-man groups, every comprised of 1 PGA Tour participant and one KFT participant.
Fifteen of the 20 Tour gamers entered are PGA Tour winners, together with World Golf Corridor of Famer Davis Love III, Harris English, Patton Kizzire, Keith Mitchell, Brian Harman and Hudson Swafford.
Lots of the groups are based mostly on prolonged friendships, corresponding to Johnson Wagner and Brendon de Jonge, who performed faculty golf collectively at Virginia Tech, and Love and Lee Hodges, who performed faculty golf with Love’s son, Dru, at Alabama.
“For us, we had lots of the Tour guys right here and we had been speaking to a few their brokers and we’re beginning the Korn Ferry Tour simply down the highway in Jacksonville subsequent week, so we thought what’s a way we might help get them within the psychological state the place they’re really competing,” stated Brannen Veal, Sea Island’s director of golf. “It simply type of occurred.”
The event will crown a crew and particular person champion, and in an effort to keep social distancing, officers could have volunteers strolling with every group to rake bunkers and deal with flagsticks.