The 2022 Scottish Open is to become one of three tournaments co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
The Scottish Open, Barbasol Championship and Barracuda Championship will count towards the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup and the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.
The announcement was made last week when the PGA Tour unveiled its schedule for the 2021-22 season. It will be worth $35 million more than the 2020-21 schedule, with every one of the 48 tournaments offering increased prize money. The season starts with the Fortinet Championship in California in mid-September, the week before the Ryder Cup.
The new co-sanctioning arrangement for the three tournaments on both tours is the latest development in what the two circuits describe as their “historic strategic alliance.”
The announcement also named Genesis as the Scottish Open’s title sponsor and revealed that prize money for the Irish Open will double to $6 million.
The 2022 Genesis Scottish Open will be played in its traditional slot just ahead of the Open Championship, July 7-10, at a venue to be decided. The field will be split between European Tour and PGA Tour members.
The new PGA Tour schedule includes just two World Golf Championship events – the HSBC Champions in China and the Dell Match Play Championship in Texas. The WGC FedEx St. Jude Classic will become the FedEx St. Jude Championship and host the PGA Tour’s first playoff event in 2022, replacing the Northern Trust in New Jersey.
The American Junior Golf Association named 12 players last
Tuesday to the United States team for the 2021 Ping Junior Solheim Cup.
Five players earned their positions through the Rolex AJGA Rankings: Anna
Davis (Spring Valley, California), Yana Wilson (Henderson, Nevada), Avery Zweig
(McKinney, Texas), Kaitlyn Schroeder (Jacksonville, Florida) and Catherine Rao (Camarillo,
Five earned spots on the roster through the Golfweek/Sagarin Junior
Girls Rankings: Megha Ganne (Holmdel, New Jersey), Alexa Pano (Lake
Worth, Florida), Bailey Shoemaker (West Edmeston, New York), Amari Avery (Riverside,
California) and Kelly Xu (Claremont, California).
The final two spots on the team went to captain’s picks: Katie
Li (Basking Ridge, New Jersey) and Sara Im (Duluth, Georgia).
Renee Powell will captain the United States squad against Team Europe for the biennial event, scheduled for Aug. 30- Sept. 2 at Sylvania Country Club in Ohio.
The Québec Golf Federation announced the passing last Tuesday of Jocelyne Bourassa, who influenced the history of the game there and across Canada for nearly 60 years.
In 1972, she was named LPGA Rookie of the Year and Canada's Female Athlete of the Year, and also was honored with the Order of Canada.
Bourassa was the first Quebecer to win an LPGA tournament, the La Canadienne (now the CP Women’s Open) and remains the only one to have achieved the feat. It wasn’t until Brooke Henderson in 2018 that a Canadian player won the tournament again.
During the 1960s and 1970s, Bourassa won three Québec Junior Championships (1963, 1964 and 1965), four Amateur Championships (1963, 1969, 1970 and 1971).
Following on the heels of July victories at the Massachusetts Amateur and the Western Amateur, Stanford sophomore-to-be Michael Thorbjornsen rose 42 places to No. 29 in the most recent weekly update of the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
While the top of the women’s rankings remained mostly static, Yana Wilson of Hendersonville, Nevada, rose 165 places to No. 113 in the world after a run to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Girls’ Junior.
Meanwhile, England’s John Gough and Australia’s Kirsten Rudgeley attained personal-best WAGR positions after respective victories in the men’s and women’s English Amateur Championships. Gough made a 66-place rise to 141st, while Rudgeley moved inside the top 85 for the first time with a 25-place jump to 84th.
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