The 2017 Barbasol Championship purse is set for $3.5 million, with the winner’s share coming in at $630,000 — the standard 18 percent payout according to the PGA Tour’s prize money distribution chart.
The Barbasol Championship 2017 field is headed by players who were unable to compete in the British Open Championship, serving as the state-side alternate-field event.
The event is played this year after again on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail on the Grand National course in Auburn, Aub.
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BARBASOL CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
Site: Auburn, Ala.
Course: Grand National (Lake). Yardage: 7,302. Par: 71.
Purse: $3.5 million. (First prize: $630,000).
Television: Thursday-Friday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4-7 p .m. (Golf Channel).
Defending champion: Aaron Baddeley.
Last week: Bryson DeChambeau won the John Deere Classic.
FedEx Cup leader: Dustin Johnson.
Notes: The tournament is in its third year and held opposite the British Open. Jim Furyk failed to qualify for the British Open. It is the first major for which he has not been eligible since the 1995 British Open at St. Andrews in his second full year on the PGA Tour. … The winner gets in the PGA Championship but not The Masters.
Seven players from the field of the Barbasol Championship 2017 last year are playing in the British Open. Baddeley is No. 127 in the FedExCup. … After this week, there will be four tournaments remaining for players to get into the top 125 and qualify for the FedExCup playoffs. Jhonattan Vegas has the course record with a 60 in the second round last year.
Next week RBC Canadian Open.
When constructing a decision in fantasy golf and you encounter a crossroads, it’s important to remember the tenet that helped get you there.
Class is permanent.
The Barbasol Championship 2017 is the third of four additional events in the 2016-17 season. Each rewards its winner with 300 FedExCup points, berths into THE PLAYERS Championship, the PGA Championship, the SBS Tournament of Champions and many other exemptions. And in addition to a handsome direct deposit, PGA TOUR status through 2018-19 will be granted.
Despite the attraction for rookies, non-winners and the rank and file, the simplicity of the opportunity also captures the attention of the golfers for whom class is permanent. In our world, I like to label these guys as “One & Done-worthy.”
Jim Furyk is No. 3 in my Power Rankings and I’m stunned that none of my constituents are matching me in selecting the 47-year-old. Not that I’m entirely dismissive of their choices. Daniel Summerhays (Jonathan) and Chesson Hadley (Sean) are also in my Power Rankings at No. 4 and No. 6, respectively, and Scott Stallings (Mark) was a tough omission.
For me, I love that Furyk committed when it became apparent that he wasn’t going to qualify for The Open Championship. Sure, he’s not yet exempt next season, but he could burn consecutive career exemptions that would take him a few months into his age-49 season, if absolutely necessary.
Here’s where I remind you that top 10s are my goals. Seriously, I don’t expect wins. They are bonuses and infrequent at that. It’s a discourse in which I engage with gamers occasionally. Setting a baseline for a wider acceptable dispersion of results enables the decision-making process to work more organically.
Others in the field for whom this thinking can apply include Chad Campbell (No. 2 in the Power Rankings) and David Hearn (No. 7). Depending on your situation, either is One & Done-worthy.
If you’re of the mind to treat this event as a swing for the fences, then look no further than the rookie who sits atop my Power Rankings, Trey Mullinax. That’s what excites me most. Two-man gamers should plug him in immediately.
Elsewhere, I don’t tend to get giddy about up-and-coming talents because experience has persuaded me otherwise, but if Robby Shelton (No. 8 in the Power Rankings) was a stock, he might be my No. 1 tip. Also a product of the Crimson Tide, he carries himself with that confident swagger beholden of special athletes. He’s already been stockpiling results as a pro, too. And with a decent performance at Grand National – he placed T3 as an amateur here two years ago – he’ll qualify for the Web.com Tour Finals as a non-member. He’s in the fast lane, but the machine is a-purrin’ and under control. News Source