Taylor Pendrith missed his last two cuts for a total of four this year as the Korn Ferry Tour has come to a conclusion, but he remains second on the regular season points list going into next season. He normally would have graduated to the PGA Tour as a result of that standing, but will have to wait until next year due to the disruption this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, assuming he stays in the top 25. His six top 10s finishes this year include five in the top three, including four seconds or ties for second. While he has earned the opportunity to play in some PGA Tour events in 2021, he won’t automatically do that, preferring instead to focus on graduating from the Korn Ferry Tour and becoming a full time player on the big tour. If all goes as planned, Pendrith will graduate at the conclusion of the 2021 Portland Open … Despite her sixth place finish at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship on Sunday, Brooke Henderson has dropped from fourth to seventh in the world women’s rankings … Henderson remains second in greens in regulation at 78.7 per cent and third in scoring average at 69.36 … One of the behind the scenes joys is seeing your parent for the first time after winning a major as Sei Young Kim did with her dad, albeit through Zoom, after her victory at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship …
— LPGA (@LPGA) October 12, 2020
Corey Conners, Adam Hadwin, Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Taylor are playing this week’s PGA Tour event, the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas … Stephen Ames and Mike Weir are at PGA Tour Champions’ Dominion Energy Charity Classic in Richmond, Va. … Alena Sharp and Jaclyn Lee will play this week’s LPGA Tour event, the LPGA Drive On Championship in Greensboro, Ga. … The Symetra Tour schedule features the Mission Inn Resort and Club Championship near Tampa, where Maddie Szeryk, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Brittany Marchand, Hannah Hellyer and Samantha Richdale will tee it up … A feelgood moment for anyone working in the golf industry has to be seeing a player such as this one
Here is our amazing friend – 95 year old Maya – who was playing with us on Friday in Fall weather!! If golf isn’t a sport for all ages we don’t know what is!! Thanks for continuing to inspire us Maya!! #makethetime #95yearsyoung #inspirational #greatshot #mayarocks pic.twitter.com/JhlwJr4Qip
— Kananaskis Golf (@KananaskisGolf) October 11, 2020
Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers to describe the number of rounds put through in September at the golf operations where they work, compared to the same month in previous years. The majority, or 81 per cent of respondents said September rounds were the most they’d ever seen, with 14 per cent saying rounds were about the same and five per cent saying rounds were lower than usual … This week’s poll is updating an earlier poll, asking readers if the increased rounds this year are a short term or long term trend. As of this writing, 54 per cent of respondents said long term, 44 per cent said short term and two per cent said business hadn’t increased where they work. If you haven’t done so already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.