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The PGA Tour heads to Napa Valley to kick off the 2021-2022 campaign!
The new season gets underway with the Fortinet Championship, formerly known as the Safeway Open. I'll spare everyone my "short offseason" jokes as we've been doing it this way for a while now and everyone that follows golf is aware that the "offseason" is comically short. In fact, it's not really an offseason at all. It's the same length of time the PGA Tour took off during the Olympics and the same amount of time they will take off next week for the Ryder Cup. It's not really enough time for any of these guys to reset, but if you've followed the PGA Tour over the past five years, you know that the best players on Tour generally use the next four months to rest and recover. By that, I mean, we'll see the top players from time-to-time, but we won't see the elite players teeing it up three, four weeks in a row. That's not the worst thing, as it opens the door for the up-and-comers to make a mark. The nice thing about the new setup is that the fall schedule is no longer an afterthought. As recently as a handful of years ago, this portion of the season was almost senseless, as most of the top players went into hibernation. But by placing some bigger events in the fall and utilizing a wraparound schedule, the best