The 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, the oldest of the four major championships in professional golf, begins tomorrow and we will be closely following a few players with ties to ClubCorp clubs:
- Jordan Spieth, who grew up playing at Brookhaven Country Club near Dallas
- Austin Connelly, junior golf alum of Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving, Texas
- Xander Schauffele, who grew up playing at and is still a Member at Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego
- Patrick Reed, a Member at The Woodlands Country Club in The Woodlands, Texas
- Kyle Stanley, a Member at Canterwood Golf & Country Club in Gig Harbor, Washington
TV SCHEDULE (Eastern times)
1:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. (Golf Channel)
1:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Golf Channel)
4:30 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Golf Channel)
7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. (NBC)
4 a.m. - 7 a.m. (Golf Channel)
7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (NBC)
Xander Schauffele, who grew up playing golf at Bernardo Heights Country Club in San Diego and who is still a Member, birdied the final hole to win this past weekend’s PGA Tour Greenbrier Classic in White Sulpher Springs, Virginia. The victory was 23-year-old rookie Schauffele’s first win on the PGA Tour and earned him a spot in this year’s British Open at Royal Birkdale (July 20-23), this year’s PGA Championship (Aug. 10-17) and next year’s Masters.
Though he is all the buzz today in the world of golf, the staff and the Members at Bernardo Heights, where he began playing at the age of 9, have always believed in him, are ecstatic about his win and will continue to follow his career. Go Xander!