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.Colorado course with 773-yard par 5 hosts Korn Ferry Tour again

.Colorado course with 773-yard par 5 hosts Korn Ferry Tour again

Professional golf is back in Colorado for what has become an annual summer tradition: The Ascendant at TPC Colorado in Berthoud.

This will be the sixth annual edition of the Korn Ferry Tour event that started in 2019, and it’s a popular spot on tour.

The golfers are fresh off a bye week for the Independence Day holiday, and The Ascendant was named Korn Ferry Tournament of the Year in 2023 for the second time in three years.

The Colorado stop kicks off the back half of the tour calendar, as top golfers hope to cement a top-30 finish in the season standings to earn their PGA Tour card.

Here’s what golf fans should know about the 2024 edition of The Ascendant Presented by Blue, including players to watch, how to watch/follow online, ticket options and more.

The TPC Colorado course

The TPC Colorado at Heron Lakes course opened in summer 2018 and is an 18-hole layout just northwest of Berthoud that is renowned for its prodigious length.

The course can play up to 8,029 yards from the tournament tees and features the massive 773-yard par-5 13th hole that is nearly impossible to reach in two shots.

TPC Colorado plays as a semi-hybrid of American and European links golf, featuring deep pot bunkers and scenic holes lined by shimmering lakes with Rocky Mountain vistas in the distance.

Players to watch at TPC Colorado

The Colorado connections

AJ Ott: The 2021 Colorado State graduate and former Rams’ star qualified thanks to a win in the sponsor exemption tournaments held Saturday at TPC Colorado. It will be Ott’s first-ever Korn Ferry Tour appearance.

Jeremy Paul: The former University of Colorado golfer finished third at TPC Colorado in 2022 and sits at No. 13 on this year’s Korn Ferry Tour points list, including a win at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in January.

Kyle Westmoreland: The former Air Force Academy standout is 25th on the tour’s points list and has five top-five finishes this season, highlighted by a runner-up finish in The Bahamas Great Abaco Classic.

Sam Saunders: The Fort Collins resident and grandson of Arnold Palmer is often a fan favorite at this event. He had his best finish of the season last month with a tie for 14th at the UNC Health Championship.

Kevin Stadler: The part-time Denver resident and son of former PGA Tour star Craig Stadler will be looking for his first made cut this season.

Josh Creel: The Cheyenne native and former CU golfer is coming off a tie for 34th at the PGA Tour’s John Deere Classic last week and is…


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