Primer: Dominion Energy Charity Classic

The second-annual Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs begin this week in Richmond, Virginia, at The Country Club of Virginia for the Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

Bernhard Langer, the season-long points leader, will attempt to win his fourth straight Schwab Cup and fifth of the his Hall of Fame career.


THE SKINNY

Tournament: Dominion Energy Charity Classic
Dates: Oct. 20-22, 2017
Course: The Country Club of Virginia, James River Course
Where: Richmond, Virginia
Distance: Par 72 / 7,029 yards
Course Architect: William Flynn (1928); Rees Jones (1992); Lester George (2003)
Purse: $2,000,000
Winning Share: $305,000
Schwab Points: 610,000
Defending Champion: Scott McCarron


TV & ONLINE COVERAGE

All times EST

Round 1 FRI: 2:30 – 5:00 PM (GOLF CHANNEL)
Round 2 SAT: 2:30 – 5:00 PM (GOLF CHANNEL)
Round 3 SUN: 2:30 – 5:00 PM (GOLF CHANNEL)
Online: Twitter | Instagram | Facebook


DEFENDING CHAMPION: SCOTT MCCARRON

Scott McCarron and Tom Byrum posted final-round 69s to finish tied at 13 under, two strokes ahead of Kevin Sutherland and Brandt Jobe.

One the first playoff hole, McCarron drained a 10-footer for birdie to edge Byrum and win the inaugural Dominion Energy Charity Classic.

After bogeying two of the first five holes (1 and 5) in the opening-round, McCarron was bogey-free for his final 50 holes, en route to win No. 2 of the season.


THE FIELD

Langer, the four-time Schwab Cup winner once again headlines. The 60-year old German star enters the playoffs with about a 600,000 point lead over McCarron, the defending champion.

McCarron, who has four wins on the season, is firmly in second place, and one win away from tying Langer for the Cup lead.

Colin Montgomerie, a runner-up to Langer for three consecutive seasons, is seeking to finally break through and knock off his former Ryder Cup teammate.

The 54-year old Scot, currently No. 7 in the standings, is playing his best golf of the season, with two wins in his last four starts, including last week’s SAS Championship.

Eleven players will be making their playoff debuts, including top rookies Jerry Kelly and David Toms, as well as Vijay Singh.


TOP 5 PLAYERS

During the first two playoff events, each dollar earned is worth two points, and those points will be added to a player’s regular-season point total.

Points will be reset for the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. Any of the top-five players will win the Charles Schwab Cup with a victory in the season finale.

1. Bernhard Langer (3,012,359 points)
2. Scott McCarron (2,434,895 points)
3. Kenny Perry (1,508,470 points)
4. Kevin Sutherland (1,497,532 points)
5. Jerry Kelly (1,381,577 points)


BUBBLE PLAYERS

After Sunday’s final round, the top-54 players in the standings will qualify for the second leg of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, the PowerShares QQQ Championship.

50. Tom Byrum 355,895 +52,900
51. Esteban Toledo 330,044 +27,049
52. Todd Hamilton 323,439 +20,444
53. Larry Mize 303,651 +656
54. Mark Brooks 302,995 –
55. Jay Don Blake 297,519 (5,476)
56. Phillip Price 294,818 (8,177)
57. David McKenzie 281,223 (21,772)
58. Bob Estes 264,089 (38,906)


FULL FIELD

PLAYERTEE TIME
Russ Cochran8:00 AM
Jim Carter8:09 AM
Skip Kendall8:09 AM
Bart Bryant8:18 AM
Loren Roberts8:18 AM
Rocco Mediate8:27 AM
Mark Calcavecchia8:27 AM
Michael Bradley8:36 AM
Brian Henninger8:36 AM
Tim Petrovic8:45 AM
Willie Wood8:45 AM
Fran Quinn8:54 AM
Steve Pate8:54 AM
David McKenzie9:03 AM
Bob Estes9:03 AM
Jay Don Blake9:12 AM
Phillip Price9:12 AM
Larry Mize9:21 AM
Mark Brooks9:21 AM
Esteban Toledo9:30 AM
Todd Hamilton9:30 AM
Rod Spittle9:39 AM
Tom Byrum9:39 AM
Mike Goodes9:48 AM
Tom Pernice Jr9:48 AM
Joey Sindelar9:57 AM
Michael Allen9:57 AM
Jeff Maggert10:06 AM
Jesper Parnevik10:06 AM
Wes Short Jr.10:15 AM
Woody Austin10:15 AM
Olin Browne10:24 AM
Jay Haas10:24 AM
Steve Flesch10:33 AM
David Frost10:33 AM
Marco Dawson10:42 AM
Paul Broadhurst10:42 AM
Jerry Smith10:51 AM
Carlos Franco10:51 AM
Jeff Sluman11:00 AM
Scott Verplank11:00 AM
David Toms11:09 AM
Scott Dunlap11:09 AM
Glen Day11:18 AM
Tommy Armour III11:18 AM
Fred Funk11:27 AM
Duffy Waldorf11:27 AM
Doug Garwood11:36 AM
John Daly11:36 AM
Billy Andrade11:45 AM
Corey Pavin11:45 AM
Scott Parel11:54 AM
Lee Janzen11:54 AM
Paul Goydos12:03 PM
Billy Mayfair12:03 PM
Tom Lehman12:12 PM
Joe Durant12:12 PM
Gene Sauers12:21 PM
Kirk Triplett12:21 PM
Vijay Singh12:30 PM
Stephen Ames12:30 PM
Brandt Jobe12:39 PM
Colin Montgomerie12:39 PM
Jerry Kelly12:48 PM
Miguel Angel Jimenez12:48 PM
Kenny Perry12:57 PM
Kevin Sutherland12:57 PM
Bernhard Langer1:06 PM
Scott McCarron1:06 PM

PGW Staff

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