Featured Groups: Charles Schwab Challenge
May 21, 2019
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- May 21, 2019
- Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth are among the players in the Featured Groups for the Charles Schwab Challenge (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
From the tough test of Bethpage Black to the nice and tight old school golf that Colonial Country Club has provided us for decades – it is time for the Charles Schwab Challenge.
Those in the spotlight are a group of PGA TOUR winners. They know how to get it done and are looking to add to their legacies.
Plot your way around the joint with cleverness and you will be rewarded with multiple looks at birdie. From there, it’s up to you to take advantage.
Here’s a look at some of the Featured Groups (FedExCup ranking in parenthesis) this week.
HOW TO FOLLOW
TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1-2:45 p.m. (GC), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).
PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. (featured groups). Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups), 3-6 p.m. (featured holes). International subscribers (via GOLF.tv): Thursday-Friday, 12:00 to 23:00 GMT. Saturday-Sunday, 13:00 to 22:00.
* We will have a Fan Vote on Twitter to determine the 2nd Featured Group on Friday. We will provide the final results near the end of Thursday’s round.
Bryson DeChambeau (24) – Been awhile since the five-time PGA TOUR winner played at his best, but a course that requires brains will help him. He leads the TOUR in putting: birdies-or-better. Also fourth in total driving and 25th in adjusted scoring.
Rickie Fowler (7) – Has three top 15s at Colonial in the past and already has a win this season. Played pretty well at the PGA Championship until the final round in tough conditions.
Max Homa (40) – Just his second time at Colonial but the Wells Fargo Championship winner is in great form and is clearly not afraid to mix it up with the best.
Round 1 tee time: 8:55 a.m. ET
Round 2 tee time: 12:55 p.m. ET
Jordan Spieth (91) – Welcome to one of Spieth’s tracks. Winner in 2016 and has two other runner up appearances. Led the field last week in Strokes Gained: Putting. Could really blow the reported slump away this week!
Kevin Kisner (16) – Went T5-T10-Win at Colonial from 2015-2017 and won the Match Play in March, but he hasn't had a top 20 in a stroke-play individual event since November. Will look to change that this week.
Ryan Palmer (21) – His recent win at the Zurich Classic of New Orleans with Jon Rahm gets this Colonial member back for his 16th appearance. Has with three top fives in the event. Ranks 10th in GIR this season.
Round 1 tee time: 9:06 a.m. ET
Round 2 tee time: 1:06 p.m. ET
Justin Rose (11) – The FedExCup champion shot 20-under last year to take the title. He has posted three top 10s since THE PLAYERS. The perfect type of track for this sublime ball striker.
Francesco Molinari (17) – The winner from the Arnold Palmer Invitational earlier this year, Molinari is making his first appearance at the ball-strikers paradise. If he plays up to his usual standards, he should be right up there on Sunday.
Brandt Snedeker (41) – The 2012 FedExCup champion is chasing his 10th PGA TOUR title. He was runner up at Colonial in 2015.
Round 1 tee time: 1:06 p.m. ET,
Round 2 tee time: 9:06 a.m. ET
FAN VOTE FRIDAY CHOICES (PGATOUR LIVE)
8:33 a.m. ET: Brice Garnett (114) / Jim Furyk (36) / Martin Kaymer (200) – Two major winners and a TOUR winner.
8:44 a.m. ET: Cameron Champ (42) / Pat Perez (86) / Russell Knox (102) – All three previous winners on the PGA TOUR.
8:44 a.m. ET: Ian Poulter (46) / Austin Cook (132) / Daniel Berger (119) – All three previous winners on PGA TOUR.
8:55 a.m. ET: Xander Schauffele (3) / Jon Rahm (9) / C.T. Pan (31) – All have won this season on the PGA TOUR.