PGA Tour, Scottie Scheffler the star in Texas

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PGA Tour, Scottie Scheffler the star in Texas
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After regaining the world leadership, thanks to the second place in the PGA Championship won by Brooks Koepka, Scottie Scheffler is back on the field. From May 25 to 28, the American will be the most awaited protagonist of the Charles Schwab Challenge, a PGA Tour tournament that will be played at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Runner up in 2022 when he was defeated by Sam Burns (who will defend the title and chase an encore), Scheffler will participate in the competition for the fourth time in his career. Among the big names in the race are also Tony Finau (second in 2019), Jordan Spieth (scored in 2016), Max Homa, Collin Morikawa and Viktor Hovland (fresh from second place in the PGA Championship shared with Scheffler).

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The spotlight will also be on Sungjae Im, Tommy Fleetwood and Justin Rose (winner in 2018). Space then to Zach Johnson. Captain of the USA team at the Ryder Cup in Rome, he has already made him the Charles Schwab Challenge in 2010 and 2012.

The event, which precedes The Memorial Tournament (June 1-4 in Dublin, Ohio), will have $8,700,000 up for grabs. The impetus for the creation of the Official World Golf Rankings came from the tournament committee of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, which in the eighties realized that the system it adopted, i.e.

sending invitations to participate in the British Open by analyzing each tour individually, was leading to the exclusion of more and more top-level players because they split their schedules on several different tours, and by the influential sports manager Mark McCormack, who became the first chairman of the international committee overseeing the creation of the league table.

The system used to develop the rankings was developed based on that of McCormack's World Golf Rankings, which had previously been published in his World of Professional Golf Annual from 1968 to 1985, which was an unofficial ranking and was not used for other purposes such as selecting players to invite to tournaments.

The first ranking was published before the 1986 edition of The Masters. The top six players were: Bernhard Langer, Severiano Ballesteros, Sandy Lyle, Tom Watson, Mark O'Meara and Greg Norman. The top three were therefore European players, but among the top fifty thirty-one were Americans.

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