What: The Fortinet Championship of 2022
Where: The North Course at the Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California.
When: From Thursday to Sunday, September 15 to 18
Purse: The total prize pool is $8 million, of which the winner will receive $1.44 million.
Defending champion: Max Homa is currently the reigning champion.
The Fortinet Championship in 2022 will have exclusive television coverage provided by FuboTV, consisting of telecasts of all four rounds lasting three hours each. See the complete list of televised events below.
On Thursday, September 15, from 6 to 9 p.m., Eastern Time (FuboTV)
On Friday, September 16, from 6 to 9 p.m., Eastern Time (FuboTV)
On Saturday, September 17: 6-9 p.m. E.T. (FuboTV)
On Sunday, September 18: 6-9 p.m. E.T. (FuboTV)
PGA Tour Live, available on ESPN+, will broadcast the 2022 Fortinet Championship online for anyone to watch.
Justin Lower (-9): Everyone undoubtedly remembers his sad press conference after coming so close to making the top 125 at the Wyndham Championship the year before. Later on, Lower kept his PGA Tour card when he was promoted since several of the players ranked higher than him in the top 125 switched to LIV Golf. He used this opportunity to his advantage on Thursday at the Fortinet Championship.
The T8 finish that Lower had at the Barbasol Championship the year before was the best of his career in terms of the number of OWGR points earned. Still, he is in a great position to better that and put himself in a great spot to get well ahead of the curve in terms of making the top 125 when this season comes to a close. According to Lower, a year of experience on the Tour makes all the difference in the world after reaching the age of 63 on Thursday.“When I finished this class the year before, I was somewhat in disbelief,” remarked Lower. “My first thought was, “God if this is how the Tour is, I need to get a lot better very quickly.” And that has been my focus ever since. Because I was the last card drawn last year and because of where I am now this year, I feel a lot more secure with my game and a lot more comfortable, for sure. I feel a lot more confident than I did at this stage last year, simply because I was the last card drawn.”
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Max Homa (-7)
T3. Ben An, J.J. Spaun, S.H. Kim (-6)
T6: Greyson Sigg, Nick Taylor, Rickie Fowler, Sahith Theegala, Emiliano Grillo, Scott Harrington, Matti Schmid, Sung Kang, Brice Garnett, and Robby Shelton. T7: Brice Garnett, Robby Shelton, and Brice Garnett. T8: Sung Kang, Brice Garnett, and Brice Garnett. T (-5)
This realization came to me exactly one year ago at this tournament, which Homa went on to win. Since then, he has transformed himself into one of the most reliable contenders for victories across the PGA Tour. He followed up right where he left off on his most incredible year ever on the PGA Tour last season, shooting his third consecutive 65 at this tournament (going back to last year when he posted 65-65 on the weekend to win). He also shot his third consecutive 65 at this event. Homa’s current form is an excellent omen for the United States team as they prepare to compete in the Presidents Cup the following week, and it may be an even better omen for Homa personally as he attempts to win this tournament for the second year in a row (Brendan Steele did the same in 2016 and 2017).
Rickie Fowler has had a difficult few years, but he had a great round on Thursday with a 5-under 67, the second-best round since the Wells Fargo Championship in May. A challenge from him this weekend would be well received by the fans, and it would be the best possible way for the PGA Tour to begin the new season.
According to Fowler, “Like we’ve said, just wanting to get back to being more consistent” is the goal. “In the past several years, I’ve had some good weeks, but it shouldn’t just be a few weeks in those years; there should be more of them. That is kind of the most important thing, and that is simply getting back to playing some consistent golf, consistently being in contention, and regularly having opportunities to win tournaments.”
Latest odds and predictions for the 2022 Fortinet Championship
Although I wouldn’t say I like Homa’s number, I believe he has the best chance of winning this competition. I’d rather have Theegala at 12-1, or even somebody like Adam Svensson at 55-1, who was fifth in strokes gained tee to green on Thursday. If I had to choose between the two, I’d take Adam Svensson.