Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau will lastly get their match, even when it’s simply 12 holes.

After butting heads in a dispute pushed largely on social media for the higher a part of two years, Koepka and DeChambeau will face one another within the newest version of “Capital One’s The Match” the day after Thanksgiving at Wynn Golf Course on the Las Vegas Strip.

CADDIE MOVEMENTS

Two main champions are beginning the brand new season with completely different caddies.

Ted Scott had been with two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson his total profession, and so they have determined to half methods. Watson mentioned Scott “deserves more credit than anyone can imagine” for serving to him on and off the golf course.

Jimmy Johnson is not with Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Champion and FedEx Cup champion. No motive was given for his or her cut up, aside from Thomas saying he didn’t fireplace Johnson. Thomas mentioned Jim “Bones” Mackay, the previous longtime caddie for Phil Mickelson, will work for him. Johnson was the second full-time caddie Thomas had as a professional.

MONEY FOR NOTHING

The regular enhance in prize cash performs a task in Cameron Tringale extending his lead because the participant with probably the most PGA Tour earnings with out profitable.

His most up-to-date likelihood was the Sanderson Farms Championship, the place Tringale started the ultimate spherical one shot behind and closed with a 71 to tie for eleventh. That was value $162,750, pushing his profession earnings to $14,487,568.

That’s slightly greater than $1 million higher than Brian Davis of England, who performed his final full season in 2019. The distinction is Davis has performed 372 occasions, in contrast with 311 for Tringale.

Of the 9 gamers with $10 million or extra with out profitable (who primarily play the PGA Tour), Brett Quigley had probably the most begins at 408.

Tringale makes his 312th begin this week in Las Vegas. He says the enjoyment comes extra from competing than the money.

“I’ve been out here a long time. I haven’t won, but I love competing, and I just want to see if I can keep beating guys,” he mentioned earlier than the ultimate spherical. “Sunday they give the trophies away, but you’re really out there grinding and you’re playing against yourself. But it’s just fun to see how I can match up when I’m playing well and even when I’m not, just how to manage that and get the most out of each week.

“That’s type of the enjoyable half for me,” he said. “I’m type of a journeyman so far and I’m having fun with the journey.”

RYDER CUP REUNION

Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington are competing again, this time with golf clubs.

Harrington turned 50 on Aug. 31, three weeks before the Ryder Cup. He makes his PGA Tour Champions debut this week in the Constellation Furyk & Friends Invitational at Timuquana Country Club in Jacksonville, Florida. Stricker also is in the field.

As much as the PGA Tour Champions often boasts the number of former major champions in its fields, this feels like a reunion of past Ryder Cup captains. Harrington and Stricker are among 10 former captains at Timuquana.

European captains are Bernhard Langer (2004), Colin Montgomerie (2010), Jose Maria Olazabal (2012), Darren Clarke (2016) and Harrington (2021).

U.S. captains are Tom Lehman (2006), Corey Pavin (2010), Davis Love III (2012 and 2016), tournament host Jim Furyk (2018) and Stricker (2021).

DIVOTS

The Asian Tour is set to resume in November, having not played since March 2020 because of the pandemic. The tour has two tournaments scheduled for Thailand and plans two more in Singapore after the Christmas break. … With seven tournaments left in the year, Dustin Johnson and Scottie Scheffler are the only U.S. Ryder Cup members who have yet to qualify for the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua. … Patrick Reed returns to competition this week at the Shiners Children’s Open in Las Vegas, his first event since he was not picked for the Ryder Cup team. … The European Tour again will finish its season with back-to-back tournaments in Dubai. The AVIV Dubai Championship on Nov. 11-14 precedes the DP World Tour Championship that concludes the Race to Dubai. A year ago, the second Dubai tournament was part of the tour’s plan to stay in areas for two events as part of its strict bubble. This year’s Dubai Championship takes the spot on the schedule vacated by the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.

STAT OF THE WEEK

Tiger Woods won his first PGA Tour title 25 years ago in Las Vegas and earned $297,000. This week in Las Vegas, fifth place pays $287,000.

FINAL WORD

“Nobody turns right into a genius consuming.” — Shane Lowry on unruly followers on the Ryder Cup.