Last week amid the drooping Spanish moss and sand-framed golf sculpture at Congaree Golf Club, Rory McIlroy put what felt like a time stamp on the PGA Tour’s stressful 2022 schedule.
Like the diminishing daylight this time of the year, the tour’s schedule has reached its long-shadow stage with four remaining events that are for the proletariat to bolster their bank accounts and long-term tour status while the stars go their own way, some of them showing up for the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai next month.
The PGA Tour still hopes to put on a colorful show, but the circuit’s fall schedule will take on a different look. Photo: John Greim, /LightRocket via Getty Images
Having 15 of the top 20 in the world ranking together at Congaree was a refreshing reminder of what it’s like when the leaderboard is speckled with the names that drive the game.
The CJ Cup also had the double-edged effect of hinting at next year with the designation of 12 elevated events while raising a question of what happens to the PGA Tour once the F…