Jon Rahm returns to being the No. 1 ranked player in the world, while Justin Thomas, who held that spot last week, falls to second place after the PGA Championship. The winner of this year’s first major, Collin Morikawa, jumps from No. 12 to No..5 … At the PGA Championship, Morikawa used a bagful of TaylorMade, including the SIM 8.0 driver (Tensei White 70TX), SIM 14.0 fairway (Diamana D+ 80TX), SIM Max Rescue (Tensei White 100TX), P750 4-5 irons (DG X100), P730 6-PW (DG X100), MG2 52 and 60 degree wedges, TP Juno and TP5 #5 ball …Nice position to be in : Morikawa has as many majors as he does missed cuts since turning pro …Taylor Pendrith’s streak of top three finishes on the Korn Ferry Tour ended at four in Portland, but he dropped just one spot to 170th in this week’s world rankings and now has his first major to look forward to at next month’s U.S. Open at Winged Foot … Canada has three players in the top 100 and all three are within 10 spots of one anther, including Adam Hadwin (63), Corey Conners (67) and Mackenzie Hughes (73) … Nick Taylor has dropped out of the top 100 to 106th this week … Conners, Michael Gligic, David Hearn, Hughes and Roger Sloan are at this week’s Wyndham Championship in Greensboro, N.C. … Stuart Macdonald, Pendrith, Ben Silverman and Adam Svensson will play the Albertsons Boise Open this week on the Korn Ferry Tour … Jon Mills, now golf coach at Kent State, won the event in Boise, Id., by three shots in 2007 … Stephen Ames, David Morland IV and Mike Weir will tee it up at the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship, the first PGA Tour Champions major this year, at Firestone … The LPGA Tour will be in Scotland for the next two weeks, first at the Ladies Scottish Open, where Alena Sharp will tee it up, followed by the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon, where Sharp will play along with Brooke Henderson, who will make her first start since play resumed after the break … The Symetra Tour is back in action at the inaugural Founders Tribute at Longbow in Mesa, Az., where Maddie Szeryk, Jaclyn Lee, Samantha Richdale, and Josee Doyon are in the field …
Unfortunately I need to withdraw from the @ROAD2LPGA event in AZ this week. I cut my finger really bad( over the knuckle) last thursday and it needs more time to heal before I can grip the club normally ????????♀️ 2020 still working it’s magic… ???? pic.twitter.com/F0uV253Ien
— Brittany Marchand (@Britt_Marchand) August 9, 2020
Brittany Marchand was scheduled to play in Mesa, but cut her finger over the knuckle, which affected her grip and forced her to withdraw … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers how they would describe the number of rounds put through at their place of employment in July compared to the same month in previous years? As of this writing, 83 per cent of respondents said the number of July rounds are the most they’d even seen, with 17 per cent calling rounds about the same as in previous years … This week’s poll asks if other departments that are open at the golf operations where they work are benefitting from the the increased number of golfers coming to play this year. As of this writing, 52 per cent of respondents voted yes, with 48 per cent saying no. If you haven’t already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.