Highlights | Round 2 | Barbasol | 2021


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Where is the Barbasol Championship played?

Flyover Keene Trace Golf Club Keene Trace has been home to the Barbasol Championship since 2018 in Nicholasville, Kentucky, just outside of Lexington. In 2021, the course measures 7,328 yards and plays as a Par 72. pgatour.comHow to watch Barbasol Championship, Round 2: TV times, live scoring, tee times

Who are the favorites to win the British Open?

Jordan Spieth, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele are among the favorites to win at the British Open. The Athletic2021 British Open odds: Jon Rahm favored to win ahead of Brooks Koepka

Who wins the British Open 2021?

After setting the 36-hole scoring record at the 2021 Open Championship with a second-round 65 putting him at 129 overall, Louis Oosthuizen jumped ahead of Jordan Spieth as the new favorite to win at Royal St. George's this weekend. CBSSports.com2021 British Open odds to win: Louis Oosthuizen new favorite over Jordan Spieth, Collin Morikawa

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Preston Summerhays, 18, gets hot early at Barbasol Championship, his second PGA Tour start

usatoday.com 17 July, 2021 - 01:00am

Dan Wetzel, Pat Forde, Pete Thamel

Last summer, the opportunity to defend that junior title slipped away when the championship was one of 10 USGA championships canceled because of COVID-19. By the time the U.S. Junior returns next week at the Country Club of North Carolina in Pinehurst, North Carolina, Summerhays will be too old to defend. He turns 19 on July 22, which is two days ahead of the deadline and thus makes him ineligible.

This week’s start at the Barbasol Championship seems like a nice consolation. Summerhays played his way into this event by winning the inaugural Barbasol Junior Championship last month. He was 11 under after 36 holes at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Kentucky, and a had a six-shot lead when the final round was canceled because of heavy rain. He was declared the winner.

On Thursday at Keene Trace, Summerhays came out of the gate with an even-par 72. He was 3 under after three birdies on the front nine, but a double-bogey at No. 11 and a closing bogey at No. 18 set him back.

“I played decent today,” Summerhays said. “I got off to a really good start, 3 under through nine. Then hit a couple bad shots on the back side, but I feel really good about my game. Like you said, it was my second start, so I’ve been able to take some experience from the past Open and put it into this event and it’s been really fun so far.”

Summerhays is watching closely this week at how Tour players score and how they handle themselves – not that he doesn’t have an inside track on that kind of thing anyway. The Summerhays family is deep in golf, from Preston dad’s Boyd (also his caddie this week), who is a well-known instructor and former PGA Tour player, to his great uncle Bruce, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour Champions.

As for how Preston plans to improve for the next round?

“I’ll probably just need to work on my wedges,” he said. “I probably could have hit it a little closer today. I hit a lot of great putts that just didn’t fall, but I feel pretty good overall, just need to make sure I keep hitting fairways, hit it close and make some putts.”

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The Open Championship 2021 purse, payouts: How much prize money does the winner make?

Sporting News AU 17 July, 2021 - 01:00am

Players entering the 2021 Open Championship can expect a pretty nice payday. With the amount of prize money being upped a million US dollars since the last time the Open was played, players can take home a nice cheque once the tournemanet wraps up.

The Open Championship matches up to the 2021 Masters when it comes to total prize money, but still lags behind the PGA Championship and the U.S. Open just a bit.

Still, there's more than enough green to go around. Here's what players will take home this weekend:

The 2021 British Open purse is the largest in the tournament's history. At US$11.5 million expected in prize money (AU$15.4 million), that number is up from the US$10.5 million paid out in 2019.

The winner will take home US$2.07 million (AU$2.78 million), marking the first time The Open will give a prize larger than US$2 million. The 2019 winner, Shane Lowry, made US$1.935 million.

The payout for the top 70 players to make the cut for the Open Championship are as follows:

(Payouts reflect the 2020 US Open; "—" denotes same winnings as previous entry)

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