Masters Decompression in Honolulu from Hilton Head, LPGA

PGA Tour

RBC Legacy

Site: Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Course: Harbortown Jl. Yardages: 7,121. Cross: 71.

Prize money: $8 million. Winner’s share: $1,440,000.

Television: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 pm (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-3 p.m. (Golf Channel), 3-6 p.m. (CBS).

Defending Champion: Stewart Sink.

FedEx Cup Leader: Scotty Schaeffler.

Last week: Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters.

Note: This is the first time for a winner to take a place in next year’s Masters. … Hilton Head is known as the ideal place to unwind from the pressure of the Masters. There are 42 players in the field who were in Augusta National. Among them is US Amateur Champion James Piatt of Michigan State. … The region includes five of the top 10 in the world rankings. … Jim Furyk is playing on a sponsor discount. The RBC Legacy in 2015 was the last of their 17 official wins on the PGA Tour. … Morgan Hoffman, who suffers from muscular dystrophy and lives in Costa Rica, received a sponsor exemption. This will be his first PGA Tour since Las Vegas in the fall of 2019. … Webb Simpson set a tournament record at 22-under 262 in 2020 when it was held in June due to the pandemic. … playing the last nine winners of RBC Legacy. … Ryder Cup captains Zach Johnson and Henrik Stenson are in the fray.

Next week: Zurich Classic of New Orleans.




Lotte Championship

Site: Honolulu.

Course: Hokali GC. Yardages: 6,397. Cross: 72.

Prize money: $2 million. Winner’s share: $300,000.

Television: Wednesday-Saturday, 7-11 pm (Golf Channel).

Defending Champion: Lydia Ko.

Race to CME Globe Leader: Danielle Kang.

The previous tournament was won by Jennifer Kupcho, the Chevron Championship.

Notes: The tournament begins on Wednesday and ends on Saturday to accommodate Korean television. …Jennifer Kupcho made her debut since becoming a major champion at the Chevron Championships two weeks ago. … The Lotte Championship moved to Hokley Country Club this year, designed by Ernie Els. … led by defending champion Lydia Ko in the field, five of the top 10 in the women’s world rankings are No. 3. … Nellie Korda is still recovering from treatment for a blood clot in her arm. … Brooke Henderson took back to back victories before Ko won last year. …It is an extension of the West Coast swing of the LPGA Tour, which began in San Diego County and features five straight weeks in California or Hawaii. Tournaments in Los Angeles follow the Lotte Championship.

Next week: DIO Implant LA Open.



Korn Ferry Tour


Site: Arlington, Texas.

Course: Texas Rangers GC. Yardages: 7,010. Cross: 71.

Prize Money: $750,000. Winner’s share: $135,000.

Television: None.

Defending Champion: Tyson Alexander.

Points Leader: Carl Yuan.

Previous Tournament: TJ Vogel won the Club Car Championship at The Landings Club.

Next tournament: Huntsville Championships from April 28 to May 1.



european tour

Last week: Scottie Scheffler wins the Masters.

Next week: ISPS Handa Championships in Spain, April 14-17.

DP World Tour Point Leader: Victor Hovland.



PGA Tour Champions

Previous Tournament: Steven Alker won the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

Next week: Clubcorp Classic.

Charles Schwab Cup Leader: Miguel Angel Jimenez.



Other Tours

Japan Golf Tour: Kansai Open, Yomiuri CC, Hyogo, Japan. Defending Champion: Rikuya Hoshino. Online:

Asian Tour: Trust Golf Asian Mixed Stableford Challenge, Siam CC (Waterside), Pattaya, Thailand. Defending Champion: New event. Online:

Japan LPGA: KKT Cup Vantelin Ladies Open, Kumamoto Kuko CC, Kumamoto, Japan. Defending Champion: Miyu Yamashita. Online:

Korean LPGA: Mediheal Hankook Ilbo Championship, Pherum Club, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Defending Champion: New event. online:

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