Six of the PGA Tour’s Top Ten players have committed but it’s far from guaranteed the Charles Schwab Challenge will take place next month at Colonial Country Club in Ft. Worth, Texas. It all depends if anything drastically changes with Covid-19 pandemic between now and June 8th when the tournament is slated to begin.
Avid Golfer Magazine‘s Rick Arnett and I discuss what the event could look like, his suggestions for the PGA Tour, why the made-for-tv challenges over the next couple weeks are boring and his defense of highly unusual eats during quarantine.
IF the Charles Schwab Challenge does indeed go on as planned in June, the fact of the matter is the trophy presentation won’t look like this when Kevin Na won in 2019 as media members are expected to be drastically limited. As selfishly as it may be, I’m highly intrigued how the media will be handled as sports are re-entered into our lives.
Outside of the logistics of the tournament and adjusting to the “new normal” as we’ve all thrown out into the world a million times here recently, could this event be what Jordan Spieth needs to return to relevance? He won on this course in 2016 where he beat out Harris English by three strokes. Ever since, Spieth has sputtered and fallen out of the Top 50 in the world and missed the last two Tour Championships. Perhaps returning to familiar grounds could shake him from his funk.
Two things are true. If the PGA Tour is allowed to play next month, they have an incredible opportunity to capture more eyes than usual with a stacked field at the Charles Schwab Challenge and Rick Arnett has a questionable ‘Quarantine Quisine.’