The Players, Scottie Scheffler flies to the top


In Florida Scottie Scheffler flies to the top of The Players Championship and prepares to return to number 1 in the world. After the third round of the most important tournament of the PGA Tour 2023, which offers 25 million dollars, the American leads the standings with a run of 65 (-7) out of a total of 202 (68 69 65, -14) with two shots ahead of the Australian Min Woo Lee, 2/o with 204 (-12) ahead of compatriot Cam Davis, 3/o with 206 (-10). Good performance also for the British Tommy Fleetwood and Aaron Rai (with the latter making a “hole in one” on hole 17, par 3, signing his first ace on the circuit), 4/i with 207 (-9) like the South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout and the American Chad Ramey.

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At TPC Sawgrass (Stadium Course, par 72), “moving day” with six birdies and two bogeys for Francesco Molinari, 35/o with 212 (73 71 68, -4).

Eleven months after his last triumph at The Masters, Scheffler is pursuing his fifth exploit on the PGA Tour (amount including a Major) to reclaim his world throne. Currently number 2, he can take advantage of the forfeit of Jon Rahm (who left the scene before starting the second round due to an intestinal virus) and the misstep of the Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy, who came out with 149 (+5). With a leading round, the 26-year-old from Ridgewood scored an eagle and six birdies, with a bogey, taking the stage and leadership at The Players Championship.

The PGA Tour became its own organization in 1968, when it split from the PGA of America, which is now primarily an association of golf professionals, such as instructors and club managers. Tournament players first formed their own organization, the Association of Professional Golfers (APG). Later, in 1968, the players abolished the APG and agreed to operate as the PGA “Tournament Players Division”, a fully autonomous division of the PGA, overseen by a new 10-member Tournament Policy Board. The name then officially changed to “PGA Tour” in 1975.

In 1981, it had a marketing dispute with the PGA of America and decided to officially change its name. From the end of August of that year it becomes “TPA Tour”, which stands for “Tournament Players Association”. The dispute was resolved within seven months and the name of the tour reverted to being “PGA Tour” in March 1982.

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