Global Golf Calendar: The waiting months

Bart PotterJordan Spieth is rich, so is his caddy (appreciably less, but not bad for a looper), and the world now moves on to the Presidents Cup, which is not the Ryder Cup but has a little more zing this time because Jason Day and Rory McIlroy will be playing for the other guys.

Not much else going on, unless you think golf can exist outside the major tours … well, yes it can.

For devotees of the Grey Goatee Golf Association (and they are legion), this is the season of discontent, of restlessness and ennui, of no tournaments for several months, long months, until the 3GA springs back to action (gently, as befitting our demographic) in April, in the springtime, where all things are possible and few are realized, but we’re playing golf in the El Nino sunshine, golf, in the sunshine, which ought to scare but us somehow doesn’t, because we’re playing golf in the sunshine with our friends and other old guys, playing golf, the all-absorbing damnedest game.

This week in golf

Web.com Tour
Oct. 1-4: Web.com Tour Championship, TPC Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.

Out there

Presidents Cup
Oct. 8-11: U.S. vs. The World, Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea, Songdo IBD, Incheon City, Korea

Champions Tour
Oct. 9-11: SAS Championship, Prestonwood Country Club, Cary, N.C.

PGA Tour
Oct. 15-18: Frys.com Open, Silverado Country Club (North), Napa, Calif.

 Bart Potter is an independent, and sometimes irreverent, golf enthusiast.  For more of Bart, go to www.greygoateegolf.com

This Week’s Winners in Professional Golf!

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners in Professional Golf!

PGA Tour (FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS): American Jordan Spieth, Tour Championship by Coca-Cola (Atlanta, Georgia), $1,485,000, -9 under par.

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FedExCup Trophy / PGATour.com

2015 FEDEXCUP CHAMPION: American Jordan Spieth, $10,000,000 Bonus

European Tour: Thai Thongchai Jaidee, Porsche European Open (Bad Griesbach, Germany), €333,330 prize money, -17 under par.

Champions Tour: Mexican Esteban Toledo, Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Monterey Peninsula, California), $300,000, -9 under par.

LPGA Tour: *BREAK IN SCHEDULE* Next tournament: Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), October 8-11.

Photo: Jordan Spieth, 2015 Tour Championship and 2015 FEDEXCUP Champion / PGATour.com

This Week’s Winners in Professional Golf!

Congratulations to this week’s winners in Professional Golf!

LPGA Tour: *2015 SOLHEIM CUP* (St. Leon-Rot, Germany)

FINAL

UNITED STATES: 14 1/2

EUROPE: 13 1/2

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2015 Solheim Cup – Final Score / LPGA.com

Click here for Solheim Cup 2015 Leaderboard

PGA Tour (FEDEXCUP PLAYOFFS): Australian Jason Day, BMW Championship (Lake Forest, Illinois), $1,485,000, -22 under par.

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Jason Day, 2015 BMW Champion / PGATour.com

European Tour: Swede Rikard Karlberg *playoff, 72nd Italian Open (Parco Reale di Monza, Italy), €250,000 prize money, -19 under par.

Champions Tour: *BREAK IN SCHEDULE* Next tournament: Nature Valley First Tee Open at Pebble Beach (Monterey Peninsula, California), September 25-27.

Featured Image: 2015 Solheim Cup, Team USA / facebook.com/The2015SolheimCup