October set to be a busy month on the PGA Tour
October will be another hectic period on the PGA Tour, with four tournaments scheduled to be completed during the month.
With $34 million up for grabs it promises to be a lucrative few weeks for the game’s top stars as the golfing bandwagon rumbles on, and you can get in on the action yourself by going to BetEasy and placing your bets on the PGA Tour this October.
Read on as we take a look at the upcoming schedule.
Shriners Hospitals for Children Open – TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas – October 3-6
First played in 1983, this event merges top class golfing action with a charitable cause that the entire field will be eager to support.
Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour event at Summerlin back in 1996 and the winners’ list of the tournament reads like at who’s who of golf.
Greg Norman, Jim Furyk and Davis Love III are amongst the top stars who have claimed victory at the event and the 2019 edition will undoubtedly be fiercely competitive.
Just four shots covered the top six players last year, with Bryson DeChambeau eventually claiming the title with a final tally of 21 under par.
Houston Open – GC of Houston, Humble – October 10-13
The future of this 72-year-old tournament had looked in jeopardy last year, but an agreement was reached to keep it in operation until 2023.
This year’s event has been moved to autumn for the first time and is expected to draw a high-class field with $7.5m up for grabs.
Ian Poulter secured a thrilling victory in last year’s event, making a a 20-foot birdie on the final hole to force a play-off with Beau Hossler.
The British star kept his nerve as Hossler found trouble in the sudden-death play-off on the 18th to secure his first victory in the United States since 2010.
The CJ Cup – Nine Bridges, Jeju Island – October 17-20
The PGA Tour heads to South Korea in the middle of October for the third staging of The CJ Cup which will be held at the impressive Nine Bridges course on Jeju Island.
Brooks Koepka claimed victory last time around, recording a 21-under-par total to finish four strokes ahead of Gary Woodland.
Koepka will face a strong field as he bids to win the title for a second time, with the likes of Phil Mickelson already confirming he will take part in the event.
Mickelson has won nearly $2.5 million on this season’s tour and will be eager to add to his haul in this exciting event.
The ZOZO Championship, Accordia Golf Narashino CC – October 24-27
Tiger Woods will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to compete in the inaugural ZOZO Championship at the end of October
This will be first official PGA Tour event staged in Japan and Woods’ participation will guarantee that it will receive plenty of media coverage.
Woods last played in Japan back in 2006, when he lost a play-off to Padraig Harrington at the Dunlop Phoenix.
His victory at the Masters Tournament earlier this year proved he still knows how to win and fans in Japan will be desperate to see him hit top form in the ZOZO Championship.
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Justin Rose missed out as Sergio Garcia, Ian Poulter and Shane Lowry were selected.
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Rose eagled the 18th at Wentworth in a final round of 65 to finish in a tie for sixth, but that was not enough.
Ryder Cup setback fired up Wentworth winner Billy Horschel
The American was victorious in the BMW PGA Championship.
Billy Horschel emulates Arnold Palmer as American winner of BMW PGA Championship
Seven-time major winner Palmer claimed the title at Royal St George’s in 1975.
Francesco Laporta has the edge as Ryder Cup qualifying battle hots up
European captain Padraig Harrington is facing a major selection headache.
Lee Westwood questions the structure of Europe’s Ryder Cup qualifying system
Kiradech Aphibarnrat added a 68 to his opening 64 at Wentworth to post a halfway total of 12 under par and lead by one from England’s Laurie Canter.
England’s Laurie Canter sets halfway target at PGA Championship
Canter carded eight birdies and two bogeys in a second round of 66 to post a halfway total of 11 under par.