The Mayakoba Golf Classic will guarantee for the winner a trip down Magnolia Lane at Augusta for the Masters, as well as entry into the PGA Championship, the Players Championship and the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua in Hawaii.
The World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China, will bring an end to the Asian swing on the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy is favored to win the event, but keep an eye on Patrick Reed, who showed signs of life in the latter stages of the 2018-19 season with a 10th in the Open Championship to go along with a win in the Northern Trust and a tie for ninth in the Tour Championship.
In every sport there are underrated athletes, and golf is no exception. The PGA Tour has numerous players who get the results, qualify for most events and yet receive less than deserved notoriety for doing so. They must play their way into coverage on television but largely wouldn’t be recognized at your average McDonald’s.
The inaugural Zozo Championship begins the PGA Tour's first foray into Japan, as 78 players will take part at the Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club in Chiba, just east of Tokyo. The tournament also marks the return of Tiger Woods.
The third edition of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges, played on Jeju Island in South Korea, will begin a three-tournament Asian swing on the PGA Tour.
Keegan Bradley is +4000 to win the tournament, has three top-10 finishes on the Golf Club of Houston course and only one missed cut in seven appearances.
The PGA Tour moves from Napa to Sin City this weekend for the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. This year it takes place four weeks earlier than a year ago, and since the Presidents Cup is in the not-too-distant future, it probably has a better field than one might expect at this time of year. Among those making his 2019-20 season bow is world No. 1 Brooks Koepka, who appears here for the first time since finishing second in 2016.
The PGA Tour moves to the West Coast for the Safeway Open, which is now played at the Silverado Resort and Spa North course in beautiful Napa Valley, California. The Tour came to this Johnny Miller-redesigned course back in 2014, and has remained here since after having stops in Scottsdale, Arizona and San Martin, California.
Shane Lowry hasn't won at Wentworth but possesses a trio of top 10 finishes, including a second behind Rory McIlroy. I will give Lowry a shot at +2800 for the top score and consider him for each-way betting.
The 2019-20 PGA Tour season kicks off Thursday, September 12 with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier, located in scenic White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia. It originally was played in August, then moved to July, before taking a hiatus in the last season due to so many changes on the PGA Tour schedule. Though a lot of last season’s main stars will be absent, it will provide numerous opportunities for rookies and other players to get a head start on the competition.