Golf Glance: Masters spot on line in Dominican Republic


LAST TOURNAMENT: U.S. Open (Bryson DeChambeau)

THIS WEEK: Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, Sept. 24-27

Corales Golf Course, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (Par 72, 7,666 yards)

Purse: $4 million (Winner: $720,000)

Defending Champion: Graeme McDowell

FedEx Cup leader: DeChambeau

TV: Thursday-Friday, 3-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel), Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (NBC).

NOTES: The event was rescheduled from March due to COVID-19. Typically an alternate-field event opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play, it will offer full FedEx Cup points for the first time along with a spot in the 2021 Masters for the winner. … Will Zalatoris, who made the cut at the U.S. Open received a sponsor exemption. … Corales club pro Julio Santos is one of several Dominican players in the field. … The three-hole closing stretch dubbed “The Devil’s Elbow” includes a forced carry over the Bay of Corales on No. 18. … McDowell will be paired for the first two rounds with Corey Conners and Henrik Stenson, who is making his first start in the event.

BEST BETS: Conners (+1600 at DraftKings) reached the second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs and posted 10 top-25 finishes last season. … Zalatoris (+1600) has set a Korn Ferry Tour record with 11 straight top-20 finishes. … Sam Burns (+2000) is coming off a T7 at the Safeway Open, where he opened 64-65. … Mackenzie Hughes (+2000) had the highest finish in last year’s FedEx Cup (No. 14) of anyone in the field. … Charles Howell III (+2200) is coming off a 30th-place finish in the U.S. Open. … Stenson (+4000) is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 43. … Adam Long (+2200) narrowly missed out on the Tour Championship and had a pair of runner-up finishes last season. … Pat Perez (+2800) recorded four rounds in the 60s at the Safeway Open two weeks ago, finishing T9. … Keith Mitchell (+7000) has one previous start in the event, a solo second in 2018.

NEXT WEEK: Sanderson Farms Championship, Jackson, Miss.


LAST TOURNAMENT: Cambia Portland Classic (Georgia Hall)


NEXT TOURNAMENT: ShopRite LPGA Classic, Galloway, N.J., Oct. 1-4

Champions Tour

LAST TOURNAMENT: PURE Insurance Championship (Jim Furyk)


NEXT TOURNAMENT: SAS Championship, Cary, N.C., Oct. 9-11


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