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Since its inception, the Congressional Country Club hosted the event and stayed in Aronimink for two years (2010 and 2011) when the Congress was established and then used for the 2011 US Open - won lightly by Rory McIlroy. In this year the tourney changes to the Robert Trent Jones Club and next year it will be held in the TPC Potomac in Maryland.
Robert Trent Jones sketched hundred of golfs, but he thought this was his best work so he gave it his name. Said once about the venue: "Der Bentgrass-Kurs was opened in 1991, and I learned that Trent Jones discovered the site while taking an air photograph of a totally different site.
There is very little we have very little to carry on as this is the first time the course has been used for a stop playing fall on the PGA Tour but it was used for the Presidents Cup four time, in 1994, 1996, 2000 and 2005. We' re a little in the dark tonight with a fire new location, so I thought I'd look at guys that have a good Virginia records and guys that have a good other Robert Trent Jones locations records.
Immediately I caught a hook in the search for those who did well in Virginia, even though we haven't had a PGA Tour tournament here since the last update of the now non-existent Michelob Championship in 2002 and the last web. There was already a Com-Event in 2008!
Trent Jones locations are the former location, Congress, Firestone Country Club - home of the WGC - Bridgestone Invitational, Spyglass Hill on Pebble Beach and Hazeltine National, where Y.E. defeated Yang Tiger Woods at the 2009 USPGA Championship. Each of the winners had shown a lot of shape early in the year.
First six champions had all won early in the year, and the last two champions, Bill Haas and Justin Rose (second win), had both scored top five. Rose won for the first in 2010, taking rank 35 in the official world rankings, which is the smallest prize a champion has ever achieved, and all eight champions have won either at least one Major, a WGC tournament, a Players Championship or the FedEx Cup.
Crème has moved to the forefront of what used to be a high-profile show, and although we're moving to a new location, it might make good business of focusing on the industry leader. However, the change of location has taken its toll, and this is undoubtedly the slowest renovation to date.
Title defender Justin Rose is competing to claim his third Quicken Loans National at a third location after winning Congress 12 and Aronimink 2010 12 month ago. Following his participation in the Zurich Classic in April, he is already the 2015 victor, twice runner-up, at the US Masters and the Memorial Tournament, and he comes to Virginia straight from a top 6 final in St Andrews.
Fowler won the Scotsman three and a half years ago and that was probably behind his frustrating St Andrews weekend. Looking like a very strong contender to the Open Championship title, his bound #30 place was below expectation, but it took him a while to adapt after the Players Championship victory in May and end #30 at the Irish Open before he missed his next two incisions.
Jimmie Walker doesn't have a very good shape at the convention after missing two edits there and finishing 36 and 32, and at his only Firestone launch he came 26, so there's nothing in the forms that indicates that he's a big Robert Trent Jones designer and isn't in great shape either.
Having so little to go on, I'm extreme careful before the end, but Rickie Fowler at the double-digit numbers sees it valuable to decide. Jason Day won in Canada last night and this triumph can only inspired Fowler to take his second PGA Tour of the year and third place in the campaign after winning Scotland three months ago.
Just like Day, I think Mr Frogler seems to have ripened well this year, and I think he could go back to a really bad one. Previously, Mr. Wowler had shown shape on a Robert Trent Jones course when he was second behind Adam Scott at the Bridgestone Invitational 2011 and eighth behind Rory McIlroy last year.