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Could we see another new winner in MPO?
July 7, 2022 by Justin Westfall in Preview with comments
For a sixth straight year, the Disc Golf Pro Tour has made its way to Burlington, Kentucky, for the LWS Open at Idlewild (formerly the Idlewild Open). With a new presenting sponsor and a few course changes, Idlewild will be the last Elite Series tournament until the end of this month for any players not making the trip over to Europe. While this event is normally well attended, a few players have already taken the trip across the pond, including several Europeans who were in the States competing until this point.
With the FPO division coming off their second Major of the year, most of the MPO field should be well-rested after a holiday weekend. Certain players like Ricky Wysocki even got down to Kentucky last week for some early practice at Idlewild. It may not be surprising to see higher scores than expected for the ladies who had to make a nearly 500 mile drive to Kentucky and squeeze in a few practice rounds in brutal heat and humidity.
|2021||DGPT Elite Series||Kyle Klein||Paige Pierce|
|2020||DGPT/A-Tier||Eagle McMahon||Ellen Widboom|
|2019||DGPT/A-Tier||Kevin Jones||Paige Pierce|
|2018||DGPT/A-Tier||Paul McBeth||Paige Pierce|
|2017||DGPT/A-Tier||James Conrad||Paige Pierce|
Five Things We’ll Be Watching
1. The final round of Idlewild will be this Sunday, and just three days later next Wednesday is the first round of the PCS Sula Open, a four round Silver Series event being held in Norway that several touring professionals are registered for. Players like Calvin Heimburg and Kevin Jones have opted to skip Idlewild and head to Europe early. But others like Ricky Wysocki, James Conrad, and Kat Mertsch are registered for both events. As Friday approaches, it’s possible that we’ll see a few more players drop from the registration and head over to Europe for a change of scenery.
2. For the first time in over two months, Chris Dickerson will be returning to the Disc Golf Pro Tour as will Paul Ulibarri. Since the Dynamic Discs Open, Dickerson has played just one event, defending his title at the Tennessee State Championship. Chris has not finished worse than 8th since the Las Vegas Challenge and already has three wins on the season including a Major. Paul Ulibarri has missed time due to injury after pulling out of the Dynamic Discs Open back in April. Uli returned to the Jomez commentary booth at…
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