Featured Groups: Charles Schwab Challenge
Top three players in the world, McIlroy, Rahm, Koepka, highlight PGA TOUR's return to competition
June 07, 2020
By Staff, PGATOUR.COM
- June 07, 2020
Welcoming players back on the tee
The PGA TOUR announced today the four featured groupings for Thursday-Friday at the Charles Schwab Challenge, to be contested at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas. The Charles Schwab Challenge marks the TOUR’s return to competition after a 12-week hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOW TO FOLLOW
Television: Thursday-Friday, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday-Sunday, 1 p.m.-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (CBS).
PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday 7:45 a.m.-7 p.m. (featured groups), Saturday-Sunday 7:45 a.m.-3 p.m. (featured groups). Saturday-Sunday 3 p.m.-6 p.m. (featured holes).
Radio: Thursday-Friday, 1 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 1 p.m.-6 p.m. (PGA TOUR Radio on SiriusXM and PGATOUR.com/liveaudio).
Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka
Notable: McIlroy (1), Rahm (2) and Koepka (3) are the top three players in the Official World Golf Ranking
• McIlroy, who is making his first start at the Charles Schwab Challenge, has two wins in his PGA TOUR career when making a tournament debut – 2010 Wells Fargo Championship, 2019 RBC Canadian Open
• In three starts at Colonial Country Club, Rahm has earned two top-fives, highlighted by a T2 in 2017
• In his lone Charles Schwab Challenge appearance in 2018, Koepka shot a pair of 63s (R2, R4) to finish second, marking the only time in his PGA TOUR career he recorded multiple sub-65 scores
Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth
• Fowler has two top-10s in six starts on the season (T5/Sentry Tournament of Champions, T10/The American Express)
• Thomas enters the week No. 2 in the FedExCup standings as one of two players with multiple wins on the season (THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, Sentry Tournament of Champions)
• A Dallas native, Spieth has one win (2016) and two T2s (2015, 2017) in seven starts at the Charles Schwab Challenge
Bryson DeChambeau, Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose
• DeChambeau has finished in the top five in his last three starts (T5/The Genesis Invitational, 2nd/WGC-Mexico Championship, 4th/Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard)
• 20-time PGA TOUR winner Johnson enters the week No. 111 in the FedExCup standings and has not missed the TOUR Championship since his rookie season (134th/2008)
• In 2018, Justin Rose became the first player to win the Charles Schwab Challenge and go on to win the FedExCup in the same season
Phil Mickelson, Kevin Na, Gary Woodland
• Mickelson, a 44-time PGA TOUR winner, holds two Charles Schwab Challenge titles (2000, 2008)
• Defending champion Na earned his third PGA TOUR title at the 2019 Charles Schwab Challenge; he earned his fourth earlier this season at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
• Woodland, the reigning U.S. Open champion, has four top-10s on the season, including a T8 at The Honda Classic in his most recent start