Homa is the defending champion after he won the tournament in 2022 for the second successive year, following a dramatic final-hole victory. The American chipped in for a birdie at the last before his playing partner, Danny Willett, three-putted from four feet to lose by one stroke.
The 2022-23 season continues at next week’s Fortinet Championship as the PGA TOUR returns to a calendar-year schedule in 2024.Max Homa looks to become the first player since Steve Stricker (2009, 2010, 2011 John Deere Classic) to win the same event three years in a row.Field: pic.twitter.com/y0j9Acx4RMSeptember 8, 2023
With the Tour now returning to a calendar season starting in January 2024, the Fall Events have been restructured and rebranded as the FedEx Cup Fall. The Fortinet Championship represents the first of seven fall tournaments which give players beneath the top 50 in the FedEx Cup standings the chance to earn points, secure their Tour card for the 2024 season and play their way into signature events.
Speaking when the Fall Series was announced back in April, PGA Tour President Tyler Dennis said: “The reimagining of our schedule – from the Regular Season with Designated and Full-Field events to the FedEx Cup Playoffs and culminating with the FedEx Cup Fall – creates distinct but connected ‘chapters,’ and within this new framework, the FedEx Cup Fall is now more than ever an integral part of that compelling story.
“There will be so much at stake – and more immediate payoffs – as opportunities are unlocked in the FedEx Cup Fall for the season to come.”
After a two-week break for the Ryder Cup, the Fall Series will return with the Sanderson Farms Championship in early October. Two more October tournaments follow – the Shriners Children’s Open and Zozo Championship, before another week-long break before…