About Tommy Raymond

Tommy Raymond is a native of Lexington, Kentucky. The sports he follows most are related to the University of Kentucky sports teams, track & field and golf. He has attended all four of golf’s majors. Although he’s played golf since the late 1990s, he’s still looking for his first hole in one.

U.S. Open: Who thrives at Pebble Beach?

The 119th edition of the U.S. Open commences at historic Pebble Beach Golf Links on Thursday. This will mark the sixth time the coastal masterpiece has been the host, with past occurrences in 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000 and 2010. Pebble Beach stages the Pebble Beach Pro-Am each year in the winter, so the course is relatively familiar to avid golf viewers, though players only contest two of the four rounds at Pebble itself. For the U.S. Open the course will [...]

PGA Tour: RBC Canadian Open

Golf switches to north of the border for the historic RBC Canadian Open. For the first time in 30 years, it will take place in June, a week before the U.S. Open. With that change, the Canadian Open lured the current No. 1 and No. 2 golfers in the world: Brooks Koepka and defending champion Dustin Johnson. With the Canadian Open now immediately preceding the U.S. Open, it’s almost guaranteed the fields will get stronger. In recent years the tournament came [...]

PGA Tour: Memorial Tournament Preview

The Memorial Tournament begins Thursday at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. Started in 1976 by all-time great Jack Nicklaus, the Memorial is a coveted event for those who play the game at the highest level. So much was thought of this venue that just 13 years after its opening, Muirfield Village was selected to host the Ryder Cup. In addition to the Ryder Cup, Muirfield Village later staged the U.S. Amateur in 1992, the Solheim Cup in 1998 [...]

PGA Tour: Charles Schwab Challenge Preview

The PGA Tour shifts right back to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for the Charles Schwab Challenge at historic Colonial Country Club. Unfortunately for this tournament, it faces the unenviable task of following a major championship. That being said, it’s played on a world-class layout and nine of the top 20 players in the world rankings have decided to give it a go. Previously the PGA Tour had back-to-back stops in the Dallas area, but the PGA Championship moved to May, [...]

PGA Tour: Byron Nelson Preview

This weekend the PGA Tour shifts to Dallas for the Byron Nelson. The tournament began in 1944 and was renamed in 1968 for the legendary five-time major championship winner. Nelson, who died in 2006, won 11 consecutive tournaments and 18 total in 1945, a record that will probably last forever. These feats are similar to the 56-game hitting streak in 1941 of Joe DiMaggio and the 142 consecutive cuts made by Tiger Woods from 1998-2005. In a sort of irony, [...]

PGA Tour: Zurich Classic Preview

This week the PGA Tour moves to the Crescent City for the Zurich Classic in New Orleans. Its format is unique in that it now features teams of two playing against the entire field, somewhat resembling a match play format. Officials decided to opt for the new arrangement beginning in 2017. The first and third rounds are best ball, while the second and final rounds will be alternate shot. Just like virtually any Pete Dye layout, TPC Louisiana is loaded [...]

PGA: Key Plays at RBC Heritage

Following the dramatic fifth Masters title and 15th major championship victory by Tiger Woods will prove an unenviable task. But the eyes of the golf world turn to Harbour Town Golf Links in Hilton Head, S.C, nonetheless. Other than in 2011, the Pete Dye/Jack Nicklaus designed venue has hosted what is now the RBC Heritage the week following the Masters in every year of this century. Hilton Head is a relatively short commute from Augusta and an opportunity to play [...]

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