Taylor Pendrith came away with $101,797 for his T23 finish at the U.S. Open at Winged Foot on Sunday and one bit of confidence has can take away is that his final round even par 70 matched the world No. 1 (Dustin Johnson) and one of the guys he tied with on the final leaderboard is second on the official world rankings (Jon Rahm). Pendrith is now 142nd in the world, moving up from 157th last week. Not yet a full time player on the PGA Tour, Pendrith is just 24 spots behind Nick Taylor in the world rankings. He started the year in 391st … Pendrith is renowned for his power and deservedly so
since his 331.9 yard average off the tee tied him for third among the big bombers at Winged Foot, but it’s worth noting that he also tied for eighth in U.S. Open putting stats … Dan Ladd, general manager and executive vice president of Cobra Puma Golf, points out that U.S. Open champ Bryson DeChambeau has always been an outstanding ambassador for the company due to his unique personality, style and different way of doing things, but his domination at Winged Foot was a landmark. “Excitingly, the 2020 U.S. Open also marks the first-ever major to be won by a player using ONE length irons, providing incredible validation of the concept. We congratulate Bryson on his first major win and look forward to many more championships to come,” said Ladd … In DeChambeau’s bag was the King Speedzone Driver (5.5 degrees), King Speedzone Tour 3 wood (11.5 degrees), King Speedzone Tour 3 (13.5 degrees), King ONE Length Utility (4 and 5), King Forged Tour ONE Length Irons (6 to PW). He also wore Puma apparel from the autumn winter collection and PWRADAPT Caged Shoes … Corey Conners, Graham DeLaet, Michael Gligic, David Hearn, Mackenzie Hughes and Roger Sloan are the Canadians in the field for this week’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic … Pendrith returns to he Korn Ferry Tour for this week’s Wichita Open, where Stuart Macdonald, Ben Silverman and Adam Svensson will also tee it up … PGA Tour Champions is off until Oct. 9, when the SAS Championship will begin in Cary, N.C. … The LPGA Tour is off until the beginning of October, when the ShopRite LPGA Classic will begin in Galloway, N.J. … The IOA Classic goes this week in Longwood, Fla., where Maddie Szeryk, Maude-Aimee Leblanc, Jaclyn Lee, Brittany Marchand and Samantha Richdale will be in the field … Last week’s GNN Poll asked readers how they expect the number of fall rounds this year to compare to previous autumns. The majority, or 74 per cent, expected more, 17 per cent said the same and nine per cent said less … This week’s poll asks readers if the golf operation where they work will have a set closing date in 2020 or will weather decide when it closes for the season. As of this writing, 56 per cent of respondents replied that weather will decide closing day and 44 per cent said they have a set date … If you haven’t done so already, you can cast your vote on the GNN home page.