Upcoming plans for The Five
November 27, 2016
By Laury Livsey, PGATOUR.COM
- This group of players finished inside the top five on the money list and earned 2017 Web.com Tour membership. (PGA TOUR China)
What Zecheng Dou Does Next
First things first. The 19-year-old is leaving Monday morning for his home in Zhengzhou, site of his first tournament title this season—the Henan Open. His week will have very little to do with golf, however. He’s heading home to complete the final requirements for his driver’s license. After that little piece of business is out of the way, he’ll fly to Orlando to practice for a couple of weeks, likely at Orange County National in Winter Park, where the China national team coach is currently located. He’ll then fly to the Bahamas early to get acquainted with the Greg Norman Signature Course at Sandals Emerald Bay, home of the Web.com Tour’s season-opening Bahamas Great Exuma Classic.
What Charlie Saxon Does Next
He’s flying from China home to Oklahoma for a day and then turning right around and flying to Sea Island, Ga., for the Sea Island Pro-Member, partnering with his uncle. He’ll play in that 54-hole event that features numerous PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour members. “It will be fun. It’s always a good time, spending time with my uncle,” Saxon said. He’ll then head to Winter Park, Fla., and get ready for the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. Regardless of what happens at the Qualifying Tournament, as he attempts to improve his Web.com Tour status, he’ll return to Oklahoma and then drive to Vail, Colo., where he will undergo a surgical procedure called femoroacetabular impingement of the hip, an identical surgery PGA TOUR player Brandt Snedeker had in 2012. The operation will sideline Saxon for approximately three months.
What Alex Kang Does Next
Kang is based in Las Vegas, and he’ll go back home and spend a few days getting acclimated to being back in the U.S., practicing with his sister, the LPGA’s Danielle. He’ll then make a cross-country journey to Florida, where he’ll play in the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament as he hopes to improve his Tour status going into the 2017 season.
What Taewoo Kim Does Next
He left for the Guangzhou airport right after the tournament on his way back to South Korea. He’ll stay there for three days before heading to Florida in preparation for the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. At the end of that tournament, Kim will return to Seoul for a little vacation before beginning preparation for the Asian Tour Qualifying Tournament, another playing option in his future.
What Xinjun Zhang Does Next
He will fly to the U.S. on Tuesday in preparation for the Web.com Tour qualifier outside Orlando, Fla. Following that tournament, he will return to China for a month-long break from tournament action. “I will still practice a lot,” he said while also enjoying some much-needed relaxation. At the beginning of the year, he will head to the Bahamas for the first event of the Web.com Tour season.