The major golf season came to a close this past Sunday with another first-time champion and enough drama hopefully to keep fans sated until the April azaleas bloom. With the full panoply of major competition put away – and with no LIV Golf news hitting us in the head with a ball-peen hammer – there’s no better moment to look back at the biggest takeaways from golf’s most significant events.
Inaugural Chevron Championship
The first year of Chevron’s title sponsorship turned out to be the last time the old Dinah Shore Classic kicked off the major season. Starting in 2023, the LPGA major moves to Carlton Woods in suburban Houston. But the event left the California desert with a bang, crowning a first-time LPGA Tour winner in Jennifer Kupcho, who would win twice more before August. Jessica Korda also made a fantastic Sunday run but ran out of holes before she could catch Kupcho. It was a great swansong for a part of the world where nostalgia is currency.
On the downside, fan engagement wasn’t stellar, which is one of the reasons why ...
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