Rowland Tries Again in Endicott, New York
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

    Time is growing short for former Ocalan Roger Rowland to rev up his game in order to avoid another trip to Q-School for the Champions Tour so he can retain his exemption for 2023. 

    Roger is entered in this week's $2.1 million Dick's Sporting Goods Championship at the En-Joie Golf Club in Endicott, New York. He's currently 130th on the Charles Schwab Cup list with $15,248 earned in 10 events on the seniors' tour so he's got some work ahead of him. After Endicott, the next group of events are far from home - in Michigan, Missouri, South Dakota and California. Then it's back to the east coast where Roger won't have to travel far from his Jacksonville home - Jacksonville, North Carolina, Richmond and Boca Raton. 

    Two ex-Gators will be at En-Joie, where in days gone by Golden Hills resident Joe Micilcavage used to run the media room for this tournament. The Gators are Scott Dunlap and Chris DiMarco. Also playing is Marco Dawson, one-time touring pro for the now defunct Adena Springs course in Ocala.

    The PGA Tour heads for the $15 million BMW Championship in Wilmington, Delaware, second leg of the FedEx Cup playoffs. Will Zalatoris won the FedEx St. Jude Championship Sunday in a playoff with Sepp Straka after they tied at 15 under par. Both parred the first two playoff holes before Straka botched No. 3 and Zalatoris won it with a bogey. 

    Lucas Glover and Brian Harman tied for third at 13 under and there was a 7-way deadlock for fifth that included Tony Finau, Collin Morikawa, Adam Scott and Jon Rahm. J. J. Spaun, tied for the 54-hole lead, soared to a Sunday 78 and wound up at 5 under, tied for 42nd.  

    Rory McIlroy, Billy Horschel, Scottie Scheffler and Jordan Spieth, who all missed the cut, still ended up inside the top 70 pointwise and will be playing this week. Justin Rose, Stewart Cink and Webb Simpson won't. 

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