Golf: PGA Tour returns to Michigan for Rocket Mortgage Classic

This week the PGA Tour makes its first stop in Michigan since the 2009 edition of the Buick Open. A decade later the PGA Tour returns to the Great Lakes State with a new tournament on the schedule—the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club. Detroit Golf Club was designed by Donald Ross and the tournament will be played on the 7,334-yard North Course. Ross is no stranger to courses in the Detroit area, as he designed Oakland Hills [...]

Dustin Johnson will rock out at Rocket Mortgage Classic

The Detroit Golf Club welcomes the Rocket Mortgage Classic (formerly the Quicken Loans National) this week. The origination of this golf tournament was back in 2007 (AT&T National) and eventually the nationwide mortgage lender Quicken Loans not only re-branded itself, but also the tournament name and eventual location in Detroit Rock City. Who will be in position to feel uptight on Saturday night? This year's U.S. Open champion, Gary Woodland (+1600), is fresh off his recent respite and ready to [...]

Key head-to-head matchups at U.S. Open

With the 2019 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach set to begin Thursday, here are some key head-to-head matchups. Rory McIlroy (-105) vs. Dustin Johnson (-115) McIlroy heads to Pebble Beach on fire. He shot 61 in the final round at the Canadian Open, but that doesn't make him a lock against Dustin Johnson. Johnson finished second at both the Masters and the PGA Championship. He also won back-to-back Pebble Beach Pro-Ams in 2009-2010. Rory McIIroy (-170) vs. Tiger Woods (+140) Tiger [...]

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 [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: U.S. Open Preview at Pebble Beach with Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the Bet America Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes back in sports and racing handicapper Garett Skiba. Scott and Garett discuss their approach for analyzing the 2019 U.S. Open, which players in the top tier they are most intrigued by, other golfers they think present value, and those they are willing to fade in head-to-head matchups. A great listen for those looking to get involved in the third major.

Golf: Top 10 betting favorites at the U.S. Open

Dustin Johnson is the early favorite to win the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach this week. Here is a look at the updated top 10 betting favorites for the final round of the tournament. Justin Rose +175 Gary Woodland +200 Brooks Koepka +500 Rory McIlroy +1000 Louis Oosthuizen +1200 Chez Reavie +2500 Matt Kuchar +6600 Henrik Stenson +10000 Jon Rahm +10000 Chesson Hadley +10000

Can Dustin Johnson top Brooks Koepka at the U.S. Open?

After securing his second straight PGA Championship on May 19, Brooks Koepka is set to play another major tournament he’s already claimed back-to-back. In 2017 and 2018 Koepka won the U.S. Open at Erin Hills and Shinnecock Hills, respectively, to spark what is now a streak of four major titles since the 2017 season. Should Koepka win at Pebble Beach Golf Links June 13-16, he will become just the second golfer to win the U.S. Open in three consecutive tries. [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: PGA Championship Preview with Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, host Scott Shapiro welcomes back golf analyst Garett Skiba to chat about the second major in Farmingdale, New York. Scott and Garett take a quick look back at the Masters, discuss what metrics Garett is weighting most this week at Bethpage Black, and then chat about which players they think are good bets based on the BetAmerica Sportsbook outright win odds. Garett also gives [...]

PGA Championship Preview: Predicting a Winner at Bethpage Black

It’s difficult enough to forecast the winner of the PGA Championship with its ever-rotating course location. But this year the challenge is far greater, as the Tour revamped its schedule, moving the former fourth and final major of the year to second, behind the Masters. On May 16 the PGA Championship will tee off in Long Island, New York, at Bethpage Black for the first time in the event's history. The A.W. Tillinghast-designed venue has hosted the U.S. Open twice, [...]

Lowry Leads, Johnson Looms in RBC Heritage

After a nearly four-hour rain delay, the PGA resumed the second round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links late Friday afternoon, but couldn’t get every round in. They’ll resume second-round play and begin the third round Saturday. Shane Lowry is the leader at 9-under, with Dustin Johnson, Trey Mullinax and Emiliano Grillo looming. Lowry has two more holes to play in the second round before starting the third round. His birdie on the 15th Friday put him [...]