US Open Preview

This years US Open is at Winged Foot, and the course is playing extremely long.  It’s almost 7,500 yards this year. The rough is said to be “gnarly”, and nearly 5-6 inches thick.  Last years Champion Gary Woodland was asked about the rough at Winged Food, and said “We lost a ball for about five…

The 100th PGA Championship

Those wonderful late summer traditions; Little League World Series, U.S. Open Tennis, Baseball’s pennant races, and yes, of course, The PGA Championship. Golf’s final Major Championship of the 2018 season will play its 100th edition this week at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Missouri. It will be the last time The PGA is a…

Nothing Runs Like a Deere

Like your neighbor who continues to blast off a few, lonely fireworks throughout the month, well past The 4th of July Holiday, The PGA Tour too has made only feint noises since Brooks Koepka survived Shinnecock Hills and took home his second straight U.S. Open Championship. The party is back underway this week in Silvis,…

Walking In Memphis

This week marks the 30th straight time that TPC Southwind in Memphis, Tennessee has played host to The FedEx St. Jude Classic and the 11th year in a row that it has served as the final tune up for The U.S. Open. The tournament hasn’t ever been a massively star-studded draw, primarily due to its…

A Legendary Trifecta

As we head into the season’s second Major Championship, The U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, the three men represented on The PGA Tour schedule over the last three tournaments, racked up a total of nine U.S. Open victories in their storied careers. We began this stretch in Dallas for The Byron Nelson, moved over to…

Hogan’s Alley

Consecutive weeks on The PGA Tour have us going from the newest course to be played on the schedule to one of the oldest, yet the two courses are only separated by forty-five miles and connected by two of golf’s icons in Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan. Tour Rookie, Aaron Wise won last week at…

New Beginnings

The PGA Tour is making a change this week and we’re all hoping it works out well. The AT&T Byron Nelson has become in recent years, one of the least popular tournaments on the Tour schedule. Only seven of the Top 50 players in the world are here this week and only nineteen of the…

Major Implications

In the global game that golf is, there are four Major Championships. The Masters is run by Augusta National Golf Club. The U.S. Open is put on by The USGA. The R&A administers The British Open and The PGA of America conducts The PGA Championship. This week in golf, we have The Players Championship, held…

Blowin’ In The Wind

For the third time in five weeks, The PGA Tour lands in The Lone Star State. The Valero Texas Open and TPC San Antonio provide one of the season’s more arduous tasks with both a demanding course and challenging elements. There are difficult golf courses and there are difficult playing conditions. At The Oaks Course at TPC…

Southern Hospitality

The grind, the pressure, the scrutiny.. all that is The Masters is behind us and now the players can relax a bit in the comfort of The RBC Heritage at beautiful Hilton Head, South Carolina. It is only about one hundred and thirty miles that separate Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, South Carolina…

The 82nd Masters Tournament

The Masters is one of very few sporting events of any – ever – that can be associated with something as all encompassing as the changing of a season. Baseball and summertime go hand in hand. Football is linked with the fall and colder temperatures. Other than this, I can only think of The Masters…

Mastering Houston

For the 13th year in a row, The Houston Open will be staged at The Golf Club of Houston in Humble, Texas. Sitting on the Tour schedule a week prior to The Masters, the golf course was intentionally designed and is set up to look, feel, and play like Augusta National. In theory, this is…

More Brackets

The first weekend of the Men’s NCAA College Basketball Tournament has come and gone and gone are all perfect brackets – but new life and new opportunity have arrived. It is the World Golf Championships  Dell Technologies Match Play and similar to College Basketball’s bracketology, the Match Play too sets up as a 64-player tournament…

Familiar Territory

Just a few weeks into The West Coast Swing, we saw Tiger Woods open his 2018 comeback campaign at a course he had won at eight times – Torrey Pines. He was not perfect but he was good enough to finish 21st. Last week at The Valspar Championship, playing in a tournament he’d never even…

Elevate Your Game

We take a short break from The Florida Swing this week and welcome in the year’s first World Golf Championship. For the second straight season, the players will head to Mexico City and Club de Golf Chapultepec for The WGC Mexico Championship. This is typically a field of the top 70-players in the world but…

Back To The Beach

In a West Coast Swing that has taken us from the jaw-dropping beauty of Kapalua, to majestic Torrey Pines, and will soon close out at historic Riviera Country Club, it is none other than golf royalty known the world round in Pebble Beach this week. Celebrating its 100th year next season, Pebble Beach Golf Links…