The 2016-17 season ended last week, and the new season begins this week. Such is life on the never-ending, money-hungry PGA Tour.
The traveling golf circus moves its operations from the shores of New Jersey to northern California in Napa Valley for this week’s Safeway Open.
Headlining the $6M Napa Valley event is Phil Mickelson, the 47-year old fan favorite, along with Zach Johnson, Bill Haas, Webb Simpson, and Ryan Moore.
As we do each week, here’s our list of the top 20 players in the field at Silverado Resort.
Tournament: Safeway Open
Golf Course: Silverado Resort and Spa
Where: Napa Valley, CA
Distance: 7166 Yards, Par 72
Course Designer: Robert Trent Jones Jr; Redesign by Johnny Miller
Defending Champion: Brendan Steele
SAFEWAY OPEN: PGW’S TOP 20
|1||PHIL MICKELSON||T20, T6, T54, MC, T39, MC||30|
|2||WEBB SIMPSON||T13, T9, T75, T6, 3, T33||36|
|3||ZACH JOHNSON||T20, T56, MC, T48, 2, T14||43|
|4||TONY FINAU||T7, T7, T65, T54, T44, T5||49|
|5||BILL HAAS||T53, T10, MC, T75, T54, T36||39|
|6||RYAN MOORE||T20, WD, T49, T24, T13, T28||46|
|7||RICHY WERENSKI||T49, T10, T2, T42, T18, T25||190|
|8||KEVIN NA||T53, T6, T29, T4, MC, T44||66|
|9||LUCAS GLOVER||T12, T30, T40, T28, T33, T25||92|
|10||CHEZ REAVIE||T12, T61, T10, T37, T22, T23||103|
|11||BUD CAULEY||T27, T47, MC, T42, T33, T12||105|
|12||KEEGAN BRADLEY||T27, T35, T43, T42, T33, T14||96|
|13||EMILIANO GRILLO||T58, 22, T29, MC, MC, T50||60|
|14||BRENDAN STEELE||T44, T56, MC, MC, T24, MC||59|
|15||JAMIE LOVEMARK||T33, T40, MC, T33, T22, T25||82|
|16||BRYSON DECHAMBEAU||T33, T30, MC, T33, T60, MC||89|
|17||CHRIS KIRK||T47, T40, MC, T18, T70, T60||152|
|18||MACKENZIE HUGHES||T44, T13, T62, MC, T66, T32||110|
|19||GRAHAM DELAET||T75, WD, T7, WD, T48, T20||102|
|20||SAM SAUNDERS||T2, MC, T40, T11, T37, 8||217|