Champ in contention at Safeway, but his heart back home with grandpa

NAPA, Calif. – Cameron Champ’s shoes belie a heavy heart this week at the Safeway Open.

Champ strolled the fairways Friday in a pair of white Nikes, having written across the bottom “POPS Champ” with a marker. The inscription is an ode to his grandfather, Mack, who taught him the game at a young age and is currently in hospice while battling terminal, Stage IV stomach cancer. 

The quick deterioration of the illness has thrown Champ’s schedule upside down this week in Napa, which sits about an hour away from his hometown of Sacramento. Rather than stay on-site early in the week at Silverado Resort and Spa, Champ skipped Wednesday’s pro-am and has opted to make the commute each day in order to maximize his time with family. He’ll stay on-site Friday night but remains undecided about his plans for Saturday.


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“We didn’t know how severe the cancer was. About 10 days ago, he wanted to go to hospice, so that’s what he wanted,” Champ said. “He hasn’t eaten in 2-3 weeks. Basically from there, it’s just timing. We just want to make him as comfortable as possible and just spend as much time with him as we can.”

Champ has used the situation to fuel a run into contention at Silverado, where he sits in a tie for third after rounds of 67-68. Known for his prodigious length off the tee, Champ has birdied seven of the eight par-5s this week and trails leader Bryson DeChambeau by three shots heading into the weekend.

Mack Champ, a 78-year-old Vietnam veteran, battled racial discrimination to learn the game in Texas in the 1940s and 50s. He passed that knowledge on to Cameron, who began hitting balls in his grandfather’s backyard at age 2 and last fall earned his first PGA Tour victory at the Sanderson Farms Championship.

Steve Burkowski reports on the special relationship amateur Cameron Champ and his grandfather Mack share on and off the golf course.

Champ’s rookie season didn’t pan out as he had hoped following that breakthrough triumph, with just one top-25 finish since early January. But he picked up some life lessons along the way that he’s planning to put to use this week as he keeps part of his energy and thoughts with his grandfather a few miles away.

“There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes with a lot of us. But I think it just frees me up to realize that there’s a lot more to life than golf. It’s just golf,” Champ said. “I think last year I put way too much pressure on myself with that, thinking that it defines me or that if I shoot this, people will think that. But it really doesn’t matter. I think with this experience, I have a better outlook on things.”

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Na (61) ties career low on Moving Day, leads Cantlay by two in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS — Kevin Na made 10 birdies on Saturday, and the one putt that came to his mind after matching his best score was a par.

Na was in a bunker right of the green on the par-3 fifth hole, and he blasted out some 20 feet by the hole leaving a par putt with about 6 feet of break. He made the putt for par and was on his way.

”I thought that was the biggest putt today,” Na said.

He finished with three birdies on the last four holes for a 10-under 61, tying his personal best on the PGA Tour. It gave him the 54-hole record in the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and a two-shot lead over Patrick Cantlay.

”Somebody asked me that yesterday. They said, ‘Do you feel like over the ball you’re just going to make everything?’ No, it’s not that,” Na said. ”I feel comfortable and I feel confident. And all I’m trying to do is hit good putts.”

They’re ending up in the right spots. Na has gained about 5.5 strokes on the field in putting in his last two rounds of 62 on Friday and 61 on Saturday. He finished at 22-under 191.

Na lives in Las Vegas and captured his first PGA Tour title at this tournament in 2011. He was pumping his fist after every putt down the stretch at the TPC Summerlin, which yielded six scores of 63 or better and produced an average score of 67.75.

Cantlay was staying with him until he failed to get up-and-down from a bunker on the reachable par-4 15th and made bogey from the bunker on the par-3 17th. He closed with a 15-foot birdie putt for a 63.

Cantlay won the tournament two years ago and was runner-up last year. He wasn’t bothered by sharing the lead going into the third round, shooting 63 and finishing two shots behind.

”It’s a four-round tournament. It’s what I expect out here,” Cantlay said. ”Everybody can shoot the lights off this place, especially with the weather like it was today. That’s the attitude for tomorrow. I know it’s going to take a lot of birdies. Fortunately, that’s an attitude I’m comfortable with, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”



Na (61): I feel comfortable, confident and had a little luck out there

Na (61): I feel comfortable, confident and had a little luck out there

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Pat Perez had a 62 and was four shots behind. Sam Ryder (64) and Lucas Glover (66) were another shot back.

Conditions were warm and calm, ideal for scoring and it showed. Tony Finau had a 62 to take the lead as the final groups were teeing off. He finished the day seven shots behind. Denny McCarthy and Luke List each posted 63.

”It’s hard to look at some of those numbers when you haven’t even teed off – you see 8s and 9s (under) out there – and not play impatient,” Ryder said after a bogey on the 18th for his 64.

Na and Cantlay came out firing.

Na has been doing his damage on the greens.

He doesn’t see any change for Sunday, when he goes for his second victory of the year. Na won at Colonial in May.

”Still got to keep the pedal to the metal. Anyone can shoot 8 or 9 under,” Na said. ”I believe we’re going to get a little more wind tomorrow. Got to go out and post a good number.”

Na also shot 61 in the 2010 Wyndham Championship and at Colonial in 2018. He posted this number despite settling for par on the 16th hole, the par 5 over water that played as the easiest on the TPC Summerlin. His tee shot was blocked by a tree and he had to lay up short of the water, but he hit wedge to a tight pin on the front of the green to about 4 feet.

Cantlay had six birdies on the tougher front nine – none longer than the 8-foot range, three of them tap-ins – for the lead. Na played in the group ahead, made birdie on the 10th to tie and then pulled away in the final hour.

Na drove to the back of the 15th green and converted the long two-putt birdie from just off the green with a 6-footer. Cantlay put it in the right bunker and missed his 8-foot birdie putt. That was the separation Na needed, and he stretched it with a pair of closing birdies.

Low scores weren’t available to just anyone. Phil Mickelson started the third round just four shots behind and was 5 over through 11 holes. He rallied with a few birdies to salvage a 74.

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Watch: Euro Tour’s hilarious ‘Content Committee’ helps with rebrand

The European Tour’s “Content Committee” is constantly delivering.

Whether it’s cats … playing the piano or a show hosted by Colin Montgomerie called “Monty’s Pythons,” the braintrust of Tommy Fleetwood, Henrik Stenson, Lee Westwood, Thomas Bjorn, and Eddie Pepperell are full of great ideas.

And now, according to their latest viral video, they’ve been tasked with rebranding the European Tour with something not funny at all, a totally foreign concept to these guys.

Luckily, European Tour CEO Keith Pelley followed it up with a statement explaining it further.

“Today marks an exciting new chapter in the history and the modern evolution of the European Tour as we unveil our new brand identity along with our new website and app,” said Pelley. “We have found ourselves in a position where our organization had accelerated beyond our brand, but the fresh, modern identity we have unveiled today, flanked by our strapline ‘Driving Golf Further’ and underpinned by our three pillars of being innovative, inclusive and global, unequivocally reflects where we are at now. This is us. This is the European Tour as we head into 2020.”

So the big question remains, can the “Content Committee” exist somewhere in the realm of this rebrand?

Only time will tell.

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Romo’s hopes of spending weekend in Napa end with second-round 78

NAPA, Calif. – Tony Romo is heading back to his day job.

The former NFL quarterback turned television analyst became the early story at the Safeway Open, shooting a 2-under 70 in the opening round while playing as an amateur on a sponsor exemption. The score left Romo in a tie for 28th and it beat the likes of Justin Thomas and Hideki Matsuyama among others at Silverado Resort & Spa.

Romo had aspirations of making the 36-hole cut in his fourth career Tour start, a result that would’ve required him to cancel plans to broadcast the Sunday game between the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears. But those hopes quickly faded as Romo struggled to a 6-over 78 in the second round.


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A tumultuous opening nine that included six bogeys and only one par left Romo chasing the field, and at 4 over for the week he ultimately missed the cut by six shots.

“I got off to a rough start. A little bit of that I can attribute to nerves,” Romo said. “I came back strong with a couple of birdies and got myself back into it, but then I had a loose swing that just kind of made it difficult to self-correct on the course. Kind of got it a little bit late.”

Romo excelled on the greens during the opening round, holing 122 feet of putts, but admitted that the putter “let him down” Friday as he made less than a third of that total. Despite the regression, Romo’s 36-hole total still beat 12 players including Byeong-Hun An and Tour winners Chris Stroud, Ben Martin and Kevin Stadler.

Tony Romo falls short of making the cut at the Safeway Open, and John Rollins and Tripp Isenhour break down Tony’s second round.

Romo plays off a plus-1.1 handicap, and he maintains long-term aspirations to play more golf at a high level having entered Korn Ferry Tour Q-School last year. His Safeway opener was his first PGA Tour round under par, and despite a rocky follow-up he leaves wine country with an added dose of confidence as he prepares to return to the NFL announcing booth this weekend.

“There’s no question that I’ve improved a lot,” Romo said. “I think today obviously didn’t show it as much, but I think just being able to do it one day, you need to do that at least to start. Then you start to get more comfortable in the environments each time.”

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Bill Murray playing Dunhill Links with one arm after car accident

Bill Murray knows a thing or two about a Cinderella story on the golf course, and it appears he will be attempting to author one of his own this week at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.

Murray, 69, was reportedly involved in a four-vehicle crash on Tuesday in St Andrews, but he didn’t let that stop him from getting some practice in, even if it meant he could only use one hand.

While no one was seriously injured in the crash, the “Caddyshack” actor showed up for his practice round at St. Andrews with a bandaged hand and a makeshift sling made out of a dress tie.

The celebrity team event also features the likes of superstar entertainer Justin Timberlake and former world heavyweight champion boxer Wladimir Klitschko.

Only time will tell if Murray’s injured hand will be healed enough to use by the time the event kicks off on Thursday, but it appears he’s going to give it a go no matter how many limbs he has available.

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Walters (63) catches fire at Old Course to lead Dunhill Links

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Justin Walters shot a 9-under 63 for his lowest score on the European Tour in six years, giving him a one-stroke lead after the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Thursday.

Walters, ranked No. 444, has not recorded a top-20 finish in 23 events on the tour this season but found some form on the Old Course at St. Andrews, one of three Scottish venues for the pro-am event.

Every player in the field plays 18 holes at St. Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, before returning to the Old Course for the fourth and final round Sunday.


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Three players – Victor Perez, Jordan Smith, and Ryan Fox – shot 64 at St. Andrews, with Adrian Otaegui shooting the same score at Kingsbarns.

The best score at Carnoustie, traditionally the toughest of the three courses, was a 65 by Matthew Southgate, who was in a six-way tie for sixth place overall.

Justin Rose, who was playing alongside singer Justin Timberlake, was in a large group on 4 under after a 68 at Kingsbarns. Second-ranked Rory McIlroy also played there and shot 70.

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Inspired by Niemann, Munoz wins first PGA Tour title

JACKSON, Miss. – Sebastian Munoz made a 15-foot birdie putt on the 18th hole to force a playoff, and then beat Sungjae Im with a par on the first extra hole to win the Sanderson Farms Championship for his first PGA Tour victory.

Munoz, who closed with a 2-under 70, made it two straight weeks for South American winners, following Joaquin Niemann winning last week at the Greenbrier.

“Jaco’s win gave me the belief I needed, the little extra belief I’m good enough, I’m here,” Munoz said.

Niemann won by six shots at the Greenbrier. Munoz had it far more difficult.

He was among four players in the mix over the back nine at the Country Club of Jackson, and it looked as though the 21-year-old Im would snatch his first victory when he made a 12-foot birdie putt on the par-5 14th, got up-and-down from a bunker on the reachable 15th for birdie, and made it three straight birdies with a 12-foot putt.

He closed with a 66, and that looked like it might be enough.

Byeong Hun An made consecutive bogeys to fall out of the mix. Carlos Ortiz couldn’t get a putt to fall.

Munoz lost two good scoring opportunities with a drive well right of the fairway on the 14th, and then flubbing a lob shot left of the 15th green that went into the bunker, leading to bogey. Down to his last hole, he played it to perfection with a big drive, an approach to 15 feet below the hole and the most important putt of his young career.

The 26-year-old from Bogota, who played his college golf at North Texas, poured in the birdie putt to join Im at 18-under 270.


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“We just decided on a line, kept it as as simple as can and just strike the putt,” Munoz said.

The playoff on the 18th hole wasn’t as clean.

Im went left into the Bermuda rough and caught a flier, sending the ball well over the green against the grandstand. Munoz was in the right rough and, expecting the ball to come out hot, he abbreviated his swing and it came out some 30 yards short. His chip-and-run rolled out to just under 4 feet. Im did well to pitch out of rough to just over 6 feet by the hole, but his par putt didn’t even touch the cup and he started walking soon after he hit it.

Munoz rolled in the par putt and the celebration was on.

“I’m speechless,” he said.

This is the first time since the tournament began in 1986 that it was not held the same week as another PGA Tour event with a stronger field. That means it gets full FedEx Cup points, and Munoz earned a spot in the Masters for the first time.

Im, voted PGA Tour rookie of the year last season for reaching the Tour Championship, is still looking for his first win.

An wound up alone in third with a birdie on the final hole for a 69, while Ortiz had to settle for a 71 and a tie for fourth with Kevin Streelman (64).

The playoff ended a peculiar streak of 38 consecutive PGA Tour events that were decided in regulation, dating to Charles Howell III winning in a playoff at Sea Island at the end of last year.

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Notes: Pettersen forever linked with Ryder Cup history

Suzann Pettersen is now linked forever with Syd Easterbrook, an English golfer and little more than a footnote in Ryder Cup history.

At the core of what made the Solheim Cup so special was it being decided by the final shot of the tournament at Gleneagles on Sept. 15. Pettersen rolled in a putt from just over 6 feet to beat Alex Marina, 1 up, and give Europe the victory. The ending became even better when Pettersen, a captain’s pick, announced her retirement.

It’s rare for the Ryder Cup or Solheim Cup to come down to the final match. For the men, the last time it happened was in Wales in 2010 when Graeme McDowell beat Hunter Mahan on the 17th hole. It’s even rarer for the cup to be decided on the 18th green by the last match on the course. Think back to Bernhard Langer’s miss at Kiawah Island in 1991 that handed the Americans the victory.

But to make a putt from the last match on the course to determine who wins? That happened only once before, way back in 1933.

Horton Smith, who the following year became the first winner at Augusta National, dispatched Charles Whitcombe to level the matches at 5½ points each. It came down to Easterbrook and Denny Shute, who were all square playing the final hole at Southport and Ainsdale.

Shute went bunker to bunker and blasted out to 20 feet. Easterbrook found the left rough, laid up and hit to about the same distance. If they halved the match, the Americans as defending champions would have kept the cup. U.S. captain Walter Hagen said later he wondered if he should have told Shute how the matches stood, but he was chatting with the Prince of Wales and “I thought it would be discourteous to walk out on the future king of England.”

Easterbrook lagged his putt about 3 feet short of the cup. With a chance to win the match, Shute gunned his putt about 4 feet by the hole and missed it coming back. The Englishman holed the final putt of the Ryder Cup, giving Great Britain & Ireland the victory.

It took 89 years for another moment like that, and to show how much the golf landscape has changed, consider what happened the following week: The players headed north to St. Andrews for the British Open.

Shute got over his disappointment quickly.

Three shots behind Easterbrook going into the final 18 holes, Shute shot 73 and won a 36-hole playoff over Craig Woods for the first of his three major championships.


CASEY’S VICTORIES

Paul Casey grew up in England, played college golf at Arizona State and has played around the world since turning pro — sometimes exclusively in Europe, recently only on the PGA Tour, lately a mixture of both.

It makes him chuckle to see the context of his victories.

When he won the Valspar Championship in 2018, he heard references to his first victory in nine years. That was true — his first PGA Tour victory since 2009, when he won the Houston Open. More recently, he won the Porsche European Open in Germany, and it was his first European Tour victory in five years.

Hang on a minute.

“I haven’t played that many times in Europe since rejoining the tour last year,” Casey said.

Since his victory in the KLM Open in 2014, Casey had played only seven regular European Tour events until his victory in September. He played once in 2015, the BMW Masters in Shanghai, the week after a World Golf Championship in Shanghai. He didn’t play at all in 2016 and 2017, rejoining the tour to be part of the Ryder Cup again for the 2018 matches in Paris.

“Any win is special,” Casey said.


RAHM’S THERAPY

Jon Rahm usually needs a little time to get over tough losses, and he was plenty disappointed after finishing runner-up to Danny Willett in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. But he had another round of golf on the immediate horizon, and that made him happy.

Rahm headed straight from Wentworth to St. Andrews for the Dunhill Links Championship.

“I’m going to play the Old Course with my dad for the first time, so there’s a lot of positives to look at,” Rahm said. “It will be in bad weather, which I believe is how golf is supposed to be played in Scotland, right? It is how it is. There’s many reasons why I should be smiling.”

And then he offered one more.

“The week after that, I’m going to Spain,” he said.


DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

The PGA of America’s highest honor is going to Nicklaus again — this time, Barbara Nicklaus.

Two decades after the wife of Jack Nicklaus was the first recipient of the “PGA First Lady of Golf,” she has been selected for the PGA Distinguished Service Award for her role in the health care of children as part of the Nicklaus Children’s Health System in South Florida. She is chairwoman of a foundation that has raised more than $100 million for children’s health in 15 years.

Jack Nicklaus, the 18-time major champion, received the award in 2000. They are the first husband-wife duo to each receive the award. Mark and Debi Rolfing were selected as joint recipients two years ago.

The award is for individuals who show leadership and humanitarian qualities, including integrity, sportsmanship and enthusiasm for golf. She will be honored Nov. 5 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, during the PGA’s annual meeting.

“Golf has been a very important part of my life for almost 60 years,” she said. “It has opened so many doors to allow me to attempt to give back to the game that Jack loved when I met him and to the game that I now love, cherish and support unconditionally. … Jack and I could never give back as much as we have been blessed to receive from this amazing game.”


ON POINT

The PGA Tour still awards money, but it keeps score with points.

Starting in 2020, every circuit run by the PGA Tour will base its Order of Merit — typically known as a “money list” — on points. It will be modeled after the FedEx Cup, which has been around since 2007, and most recently the Korn Ferry Tour.

The points system now applies to the PGA Tour Latinoamerica, the Mackenzie Tour in Canada and the PGA Tour Series-China.

Latin America previously used the U.S. dollar, while the Mackenzie Tour used the Canadian dollar and the PGA Tour China used the Chinese yuan. The tour said it is switching to points to help avoid confusion with currencies.

The PGA Tour Champions uses money for the regular season and then switches to points for the Charles Schwab Cup playoffs.


DIVOTS

Women’s British Open champion Hinako Shibuno rallied from eight shots behind to win on the Japan LPGA Tour for her fourth victory this year. Shibuno started the year at No. 561 in the women’s world ranking. She now is No. 11. … Eighteen of the 24 players from the Solheim Cup are competing in Indianapolis this week on the LPGA Tour. … Former PGA champion Jeff Sluman now has made 1,000 starts on the PGA Tour (700) and the PGA Tour Champions (300). … Phil Mickelson and Justin Thomas are among those making their first start of the new PGA Tour season at the Safeway Open in Napa, California. … The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth was the 16th time Rory McIlroy had opened with a 76 or higher. It was the first time he wound up with a top 10. His previous best after such a start was a tie for 24th at Wentworth in 2011.


STAT OF THE WEEK

Jon Rahm has not finished worse than a tie for 13th in his nine tournaments dating back to the U.S. Open in June.


FINAL WORD

“Everything that encompasses this event can rival the best of the best on the PGA Tour, in my opinion. I’ll tell everyone if they are thinking about coming over here, go ahead and book that ticket.” — Billy Horschel after his tie for fourth in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, his first regular European Tour event.

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Oklahoma’s McAllister wins Nike title in first start in nearly a year

The past 11 months have been difficult for Logan McAllister.

He lost his swing.

He lost his lineup spot.

He lost his confidence.

But Tuesday at Pumpkin Ridge, the Oklahoma sophomore’s journey back from near obscurity finally reached its renaissance. In one of the toughest events of the season, the Nike Golf Collegiate Invitational, McAllister won his first college tournament since November 2018 in wire-to-wire fashion, besting Vanderbilt standout John Augenstein by a shot and topping a field that included All-Americans Cole Hammer of Texas, Austin Eckroat of Oklahoma State and Trent Phillips of Georgia.

“It’s big for the confidence after being off that much time,” said McAllister, who shot 65-67-70 to finish at 11 under and help the Sooners to a four-shot team victory over Wake Forest. “When you’re away for that long, there are some doubts in your head, you don’t really know if you can still compete.”

McAllister was a prized recruit for Oklahoma coach Ryan Hybl last fall before he compiled a respectable 71.22 scoring average in three starts his first semester. But after McAllister for 33rd at the Sooners’ fall finale in Hawaii, he sat down with Hybl and they decided that he needed to re-tool his game, particularly his swing.

For years, McAllister played a roping draw, getting the club super laid off at the top, bringing it down way inside and then hitting significantly up and out at the ball. Often times, his swing path would reach as much as plus-7 degrees.

“You could go to your local country club and see about 10 guys on the range with that path, but none of them could break 100,” McAllister said. “It was a miracle that I was even in the position I was in swinging like that.”

McAllister started working with Ryan Rody, director of instruction at Southern Hills, last winter. Rody, who also teaches Oklahoma players Garett Reband and Quade Cummins, helped McAllister tear down his wildly inconsistent swing and build it back up.

The process, however, was tedious. McAllister didn’t tee it up for the Sooners at all last spring. While his teammates were competing, the freshman often spent hours along at the team’s practice facility trying to hone his new swing.

“He was getting beat down a lot,” Hybl said. “College golf is hard when you’re not playing. But he knew that he wasn’t ready to be playing, either; his game just was not there.”

Late in the season, however, Hybl made the decision to allow McAllister to travel with the team, beginning with the Big 12 Championship. While technically the team’s sub for regionals and nationals, McAllister never hit a shot, but the experience proved invaluable.

Each round, Hybl would have McAllister follow a different teammate and pay attention to certain aspects of that player’s game. The freshman would take notes and report back to Hybl what he had learned.

“I can’t say enough about how much just being at those events meant to me,” McAllister said. “For one, I don’t think I’d be where I am right now if it wasn’t for that just because I was able to see stuff that you kind of notice when you’re playing with guys but you notice it so much more when you’re sitting there watching every shot.

“I learned something every single minute I was out there.”

McAllister had an unspectacular summer but did manage to score a top-10 finish at the Monroe Invitational. When he arrived back on campus, he had shown improvement, though it still wasn’t enough to crack the lineup for Oklahoma’s first two fall events.

But after McAllister returned from a lesson with Rody two weeks ago, Hybl noticed a significant change.

“You could see it immediately,” Hybl said.

McAllister went out and won the team’s four-round qualifier for the Nike. He then opened the tournament in 6-under 65 and recorded just two bogeys in his first 36 holes. With three holes to play Tuesday, McAllister was tied with Reband at 11 under while Augenstein was in the clubhouse at 10 under – but it was Reband, a senior, who bogeyed his final two holes, while McAllister made three clutch pars to win by a shot.

“That feeling of being in contention, it’s one that I’ve had before but I haven’t had in a while,” McAllister said. “It was definitely pretty nerve-racking coming down the stretch, but those are the kind of nerves that you want, that’s why you play golf, so it was fun getting to feel that again because it’s been a long time.”

McAllister admitted that his victory was unexpected. Moving forward, though, it would be of little surprise to see the sophomore firmly establish his place on an NCAA title contender.

“He’s a big-time player, we’ve known that for a while, but I don’t know if he quite had the tool set that he needed,” Hybl said. “For him to go back and re-work everything and now do this, I’m really pumped for him. I imagine his confidence is going to be sky high after this and hopefully he just takes off.”

McAllister has rediscovered his confidence.

His lineup spot? That, too.

And his revamped swing, well, it’s looking pretty good at the moment.

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This week in golf (Sept. 23-29): TV schedule, tee times, info

Here’s a look at what’s happening in professional golf this week, and how you can watch it:

PGA Tour

Safeway Open

Thursday-Sunday, Silverado Resort (North), Napa, Calif.

Course specs: Par 72, 7,166 yards

Purse: $6.6 million

Defending champion: Kevin Tway

Notables in the field: Phil Mickelson, Justin Thomas, Bryson DeChambeau, Patrick Cantlay, Adam Scott, a-Tony Romo, Akshay Bhatia, Isaiah Salinda, Collin Morikawa

Tee times: TBD

TV schedule: Thursday-Friday, 5-9 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 6-9 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

PGA Tour Live: Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. ET (PGA Tour Live)

European Tour

Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

Thursday-Sunday, St. Andrews (Old)/Carnoustie/Kingsbarns, Scotland

Course specs: Old – Par 72, 7,318 yards; Carnoustie – Par 72, 7,394 yards; Kingsbarns – Par 72, 7,228 yards

Purse: $5 million

Defending champion: Lucas Bjerregaard

Notables in the field: Jon Rahm, Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry, Tommy Fleetwood, Tony Finau, Lee Westwood, Brandon Wu; amateurs – Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Brian McFadden, Wladimir Klitschko, Ronan Keating, Vinnie Jones

Tee times: TBD

TV schedule: Thursday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon ET (Golf Channel); Sunday, 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

LPGA

Indy Women in Tech Championship

Thursday-Sunday, Brickyard Crossing GC, Indianapolis, Ind.

Course specs: Par 72, 6,526 yards

Purse: $2 million

Defending champion: Sung Hyun Park

Notables in the field: Lexi Thompson, Sung Hyun Park, Ariya Jutanugarn, Brooke Henderson, Angel Yin, Georgia Hall, Bronte Law, Maria Fassi, Jennifer Kupcho, a-Erica Shepherd

Tee times: TBD

TV schedule: Thursday, 1-5 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Friday-Saturday, 12:30-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel); Sunday, 1-4 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

PGA Tour Champions

Pure Insurance Championship

Thursday-Sunday, Pebble Beach GL/Poppy Hills GC, Pebble Beach, Calif.

Purse: $2.1 million

Defending champion: Ken Tanigawa

Notables in the field: Bernhard Langer, Scott McCarron, Brandel Chamblee, Gary Nicklaus, Vijay Singh

Tee times: TBD

TV schedule: Friday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m. ET (Golf Channel)

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