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…

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…

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…

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…

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The Final Cut

With last week’s PGA Championship being “Glory’s Last Shot,” The Wyndham Championship too is a last chance effort as golfers have only this week left to qualify for The FedEx Cup Playoffs and earn a shot at the $10-Million Dollar first prize. We remain in the state of North Carolina this week on The PGA…

Les Brers in A Major

It is that time again in the golf season in which we like to refer to this week’s event with the catchy phrase, “Glory’s Last Shot.” A great tagline that the TV Networks were asked by The PGA Tour to ditch a few years ago and have since changed to “The Season’s Final Major.” Political…

Teeing Off vs. The World

The World Golf Championship series has been a wonderful addition to the golf schedule in my opinion. You have the four Major Championships. You have The PLAYERS.. and then you have some other big, non-Major events like Riviera, Torrey Pines, and The Memorial.. but the WGC events give us four tournaments a year with limited,…

Across The Pond

Many a baseball lineup feature its best player batting third. Hitting third in the order of Golf’s Major Championships is The Open and it too is considered the very best by many. It hardly seems that it has been a year now since we witnessed the greatest golf duel in history when Phil Mickelson and…

Deere Today, Gone Tomorrow

The PGA Tour makes one of its proudest stops on the schedule this week and when it’s over, it’s off to Southport, England for the 3rd Major Championship of the golf season. In terms of star power, The John Deere Classic is no more attractive than what we’ve seen the last couple of weeks on…

The 117th U.S. Open

The United States Open comes to the state of Wisconsin for the first time in golf history. Erin Hills Golf Club, a public course in Erin, Wisconsin, will play host this week to the 117th edition of the nation’s championship. Not only is it a new course for the players but also to the fans…