The Invesco QQQ Championship starts this Friday in California at the Sherwood Country Club. Here’s everything you need to know about the tournament.
Time and place
November 1-3, 2019
30, Thousand Oaks, Calif.
7,006; par 72
203, Tom Pernice Jr., 2016
Tournament 18-hole Record
64, Tom Pernice Jr., 2016
Located in a beautiful setting at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains, Sherwood Country Club was designed by Jack Nicklaus and opened in 1989. The course makes use of the natural elements of land elevations and valleys, waterfalls, running streams and unique rock formations to make for an aesthetically rich and strategically challenging layout. The par-72 course deviates from the norm with five par-5s balanced by five par-3s. The adjoining Lake Sherwood got its name when the area was used for the filming of “Robin Hood” in 1921.
How Scott Parel won in 2018
Scott Parel claimed his second victory in two months—and second in his PGA TOUR Champions career—with a final-round 68 at Sherwood Country Club. “When you’re playing pretty good and hitting the ball well and playing solid, you just try to keep those positive thoughts. And when you’ve done it before, it’s easier to stay positive,” said Parel. The 53-year-old was within one stroke of the lead after both the first and second rounds, starting 67-70, with Miguel Jimenez setting the 36-hole pace at 136. Parel didn’t make a bogey in the final round while making birdies on Nos. 3, 5, 11 and 13 to post an 11-under 205 total. While Jimenez faded to a 73 for T6, Paul Goydos became the closest challenger, finishing one stroke back after a 67. Stephen Ames, David McKenzie and Kenny Perry tied for third at 208.
Proceeds from the Invesco QQQ Championship support the Sherwood Cares Foundation and The First Tee of Los Angeles. Sherwood Cares supports local causes with a focus on supporting children and families in need of medical, nutritional, education and safety assistance.
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