With the excitement of the 2017 FedExCup Playoffs barely in the rear-view mirror, the PGA Tour hits the road again for a brand new season.
To kick things off, players return to Napa Silverado Resort & Spa’s North Course for the Safeway Open.
This will mark the fifth year that the PGA Tour feautures a wraparound schedule that bridges two years with 45 events, culminating again with the FedExCup Playoffs.
The Safeway Open is the first of eight events that will be contested during the fall of 2017, affording players a great chance to start the new season off on the right foot while their games are still in mid-season condition. Silverado will also give a host of recent Web.com Tour graduates their first chances to break in their new PGA Tour cards.
After a seven-week break, the season will resume in January with the traditional swing through Hawaii before moving to the West Coast. The FedExCup Playoffs once again features four events and concludes in September with the TOUR Championship and the crowning of the FedExCup champion.
FAST FACT: Of the 50 players who who earned PGA Tour cards through their regular season play on the 2017 Web.com Tour and/or the Web.com Finals, 41 trusted a Pro V1 of Pro V1x golf ball.
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TITLEIST BY THE NUMBERS
A total of 107 players are trusting a Titleist Pro V1 or Pro V1x golf ball for their success at the Safeway Open, more than seven times the nearest competitor with 15 and more than all competitors combined.
Titleist is also the top choice among players in the irons (46) categories. Titleist Vokey Design Wedges are tops in the approach, sand and lob wedge (203) category and Scotty Cameron putters are the top choice among players with 57 putters in play.