Power Rankings: Price Cutter Charity Championship
July 19, 2022
By Mike Glasscott , PGATOUR.COM
- July 19, 2022
- Michael Kim leads this week's power rankings heading into the Price Cutter Charity Championship. (Mike Mulholland/Getty Images)
Three events remain in the regular season on KFT to determine the first 25 new members headed to the PGA TOUR.
Last week Paul Haley II picked up his first win in 10 years and guaranteed his spot at the next level. He was joined in promotion with Augusto Nunez so 12 cards are spoken for while 13 more are up for grabs.
Springfield is in lights again this week as it has been since 1990. The 33rd edition tees it at the Robert Trent Jones, Jr., Highland Springs Country Club. One of the original four events dating back to 1990, the Par-72 tips at 7,115 yards and has given up a winning score of 20-under or better every year since 2002. Dylan Wu (-27) equaled the tournament record last season but is current plying his trade on the PGA TOUR so a new champion is guaranteed to be crowned.
On the line is a purse of $750,000 with the winner enjoying $135,000 plus 500 KFT points.
Highland Springs CC
Yards (per official scorecard): 7,115 Par: 72 (36-36). Architect: Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (1989). Greens: A1/A4 Bentgrass, 6,500 square feet on average. Stimpmeter: 11.5 feet. Rough: Tall Fescue at 3.5 inches. Bunkers/Water Penalty Areas: 71/5 (in play on 7 holes). Defending Champion: Dylan Wu not entered (-27). 72 Hole Tournament Record (course): 27-under; Dylan Wu (2021), Doug Labelle (2006). Course Record (last): 60; Tyler Williamson (Round 4, 2004).
Yep, 19 straight winners at 20-under or better.
Let's make birdies!
Lots of them. Of the last four winners two have posted 30 birdies.
Start with the Par-5 holes as the longest of the bunch is just 544 yards. Time to get home in two and take advantage.
The last four winners here have all been in the top three in Par-4 scoring and that's hardly a surprise in a shootout.
The longest Par-3 hole is the only one of the four over 200 yards and will play as one of the toughest. The other three stack up at 176, 174 and 151 yards so short irons will be pin hunting.
Racking up GIR again this week will be the first step. Taking advantage on the greens is step No. 2 as A1/A4 bent should be ready to roll true.
Over the last five years the cut has been BETTER than 5-under on average so scores in the 70s need not apply again this week.
Anytime there's a shootout on the cards the door opens to even more players. With only three events left the heightened sense of LET'S GO needs to get going as well.
Firm and fast should be on the menu as the area hasn't received a half an inch of rain in the month of July. Temperatures of 101 or better will greet the field every day this week. Staying cool and keeping hydrated will be just as important as making birdies!
Last Week - Memorial Health Championship
No. 10 - Brandon Crick - T41
No. 9 - Charlie Saxon - MC
No. 8 - Dawson Armstrong - T41
No. 7 - Anders Albertson - MC
No. 6 - Carl Yuan - MC
No. 5 - Brandon Matthews - WD after Round 3
No. 4 - Ryan McCormick - T49
No. 3 - Justin Suh - MC
No. 2 - MJ Daffue - MC
No. 1 - Augusto Nunez - T5
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