Billy Horschel Wins European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship

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Billy Horschel won the 2021 BMW Championship at Wentworth.

Billy Horschel won the European Tour’s BMW Championship at Wentworth.

Billy Horschel felt aggrieved this week at the manner in which he missed out on a place in the U.S. team for the Ryder Cup.

So he took down a bunch of leading Europeans by himself.

Horschel birdied Wentworth’s storied 18th hole after an approach shot that spun back to inside 2 feet, securing a closing 7-under 65 and a one-shot victory at the BMW PGA Championship on Sunday.

He became only the second American to win what is traditionally regarded as the biggest event on

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Tour Championship tee times, TV info for Thursday’s first round

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A supersized PGA Tour season comes to a close this week with the third and final leg of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. Only 30 players are teeing it up at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, and that includes all the heavy hitters you’d expect. A $15 million bonus prize awaits the FedEx Cup champion.

This year marks the 15th season of the playoffs and the third time the Tour has used its Starting Strokes format, which was introduced for the first time in 2019.

It’s a staggered system whereby the player in the top position

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Top win probabilities entering the TOUR Championship

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After 11 months, 49 events, and nearly 1.4 million shots hit, the PGA TOUR season concludes this week at the lucrative TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club.

Merely making it to this point is a massive accomplishment on its own. This season, 641 players competed in at least one PGA TOUR event. That means that less than 4.7% of players to tee it up on TOUR in 2020-21 are in the field this week in Georgia, competing for the $15 million first-place prize.

Twenty First Group’s pre-tournament win probability modeling considers player form, historic factors, course fit and more

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Patrick Reed Will Play the Tour Championship, His First Event Since Being Hospitalized

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Patrick Reed intends to play the Tour Championship this week, his first PGA Tour event in three weeks.

Patrick Reed intends to play the Tour Championship this week, his first PGA Tour event in three weeks.

Patrick Reed made it to the Tour Championship without having played in three weeks.

Reed announced on Twitter that he was headed to Atlanta after a bout with what he described as bilateral pneumonia.

His odds of winning are not quite as long as being at East Lake, as Reed will start the Tour Championship 10 shots behind Patrick Cantlay. But at least he gets one last chance to make an impression before Steve Stricker announces his six captain’s picks

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British Open 2021 predictions, Open Championship odds: Bryson DeChambeau, Jon Rahm picks from PGA insider

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The 2021 Open Championship will begin on Thursday, with Royal St. George’s Golf Club hosting the oldest major in golf for a 15th time. In typical British Open fashion, plenty of wind could occur with the course situated on the southeast coast of England and the 2021 Open Championship forecast is calling for a steady 15 mph breeze throughout the week. That would appear to be a disadvantage for American golfers, who have won the Open Championship just four times since 2007 and are typically unaccustomed to links courses.

Jon Rahm grew up in Spain but moved to America to

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Field announced for 2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree

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RIDGELAND, South Carolina – The Palmetto Championship at Congaree announced today the field for the 2021 event, which will be contested at Congaree Golf Club the week of June 7-13 in Ridgeland, South Carolina.

The 156-player field is headlined by World No. 1 and South Carolina native Dustin Johnson, who will be in search of his first PGA TOUR title in South Carolina. Johnson will be joined by eight-time PGA TOUR winner Brooks Koepka, who is making his first start since a runner-up finish at the PGA Championship.

Notable international stars set to compete at Congaree include World

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