Last year, that distinction fell to the B.C. Open, which no longer exists on the PGA TOUR schedule.
Cory Pavin won the last U.S. Bank Championship, cruising to a two-shot win last July for his 15th PGA TOUR title and first since the 1996 Colonial. Pavin fired a TOUR-record 26 on the front nine Friday on the way to a course-record- tying 61 in the first round. He will be back to defend his title.
Brown Deer Park Golf Course will be hosting this event for the 14th time, and the tournament will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Dave Stockton won the first event in 1968.
GOLF CHANNEL will have coverage of all four rounds from 4-7 p.m. ET on each day.