2017 PowerShares QQQ Championship

-J. Lee

Well the the first leg of the Schwab Cup is through as Bernhard Langer eagled 18 to edge out Scott Verplank by one at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. I think it’s “now” safe to say Bernhard Langer is dominant. It seems like ever since he stepped foot on the Champions Tour he has been winning everything. Last week’s win puts him at 6 victories for the year and puts him atop the power rankings. But minus Scott Verplank’s performance there wasn’t a lot of movement in the standings as the top 54 players head into the PowerShares QQQ Championship.

So the Champions Tour heads out to Thousand Oaks, California this week before returning to Phoenix for the finale of the Schwab Cup next week. Sherwood Country Club, the site of this tournament, is one of the most pristine private golf, tennis and country clubs in the entire state. The club went through a modernization/restoration project in 2015 led by Jack Nicklaus who oversaw the original construction of the course when it opened for play in 1989. Many of the changes to the course were made with water in mind so placement of the ball on this course is primo. You can get a great description of the course here.

Again, only 54 of today’s golf legends will be teeing it up this week so expect some good competitive golf. We are obviously still pulling for Columbus native Rod Spittle to make it to the final leg of the Schwab Cup. Below are our back up picks and guys you should be on the look out for. If you’re golfing or watching football this weekend you should keep and eye on the leader board or download the PGA Tour app to stay up-to-date.

L. Daniels

  • Colin Montgomerie

J. Lee

  •  Lee Janzen

By the way if you were there for the star-studded pro-am send us some of your pics to blog@golfstarz.us! As always comment below who you like this week.

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