PGA Tour: WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational preview

Coming off an exciting weekend, where Shane Lowry scored his first major win in last week’s Open Championship, the golf world will move focus to a new event in Memphis July 25-28. While the Irishman is expected to sit out the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind, nearly all of the world's top 50 players will compete in the revamped tournament, formerly known as the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. Previously hosted at Firestone Country Club in Ohio, the WGC-Bridgestone transformed into [...]

Who Do Ya Like Podcast: The Open Championship Preview with Garett Skiba

On this week's episode of the Who Do Ya Like Podcast over the BetAmerica Radio Network, Scott Shapiro welcomes back in Garett Skiba to discuss the final golf major of 2019, the Open Championship. Scott and Garett discuss their methodology for handicapping a tournament where there is little course history and the weather will be a huge variable. Then, the two analysts dive into the field starting with favorites Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka. They discuss the top of the [...]

Golf: The Open Championship preview

The oldest major championship in golf will display a deep field The host of this year's final major is the Irish club of Royal Portrush. Who was the previous winner of an Open Championship last held at Royal Portrush? None other than mad Max Faulkner, in 1951, the only other time the Open was held at the Northern Ireland course. The Englishman fought hard to stay in red figures to win with a 3-under 285. Since the late Mr. Faulkner [...]

The Open: Can Patrick Cantlay be the first winner since 1951 at Royal Portrush?

The Masters, PGA and U.S. Open were all won by Americans, and by sheer numbers, Americans will have a reasonable chance for a sweep. The 148th Open Championship begins Thursday, and for the first time in 68 years, it takes place outside of either Scotland or England, at Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland. Royal Portrush, a scenic course on the sea, is the only venue that has staged the Open outside of Great Britain. The course will be played at [...]

Scottish Open provides final tune-up before Open Championship

While the John Deere Classic is underway in the states, many of golf's top names can be found overseas at the Scottish Open ahead of the final major of the year. Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Mutt Kuchar and Justin Thomas opened as the favorites to win at the Renaissance Club, east of Edinburgh, Scotland. The Tom Doak-designed course will host the Scottish Open for the first time, just a week before the best of the golf world head to Northern [...]

Five intriguing wagers at the sportsbook ‘buffet’

When it comes to betting, an online sportsbook is like the greatest Vegas buffet in the world. There's plenty to choose from. You might overindulge, you'll probably enjoy making all your selections and it could cost you a little bit of money, but you won't quickly forget the experience. Here are some of my favorite offerings from the gambler's buffet. Team totals I'm an "Unders" football bettor most of the time, and many times it is because of my opinion [...]

Golf: Harvesting a last Open chance at the John Deere Classic

The PGA Tour heads to Silvis, Illinois this week for the John Deere Classic and last chance to qualify for next week's Open Championship. The TPC Deere Run has played host to the John Deere Classic since 2000 and seems to serve as a catapult for greenhorns. In 2013 a teeny Jordan Spieth pulled off a playoff victory to become the first teenager to win a PGA Tour event in more than 80 years. Hedging that reality, Spieth won again [...]

Will there be fireworks at the PGA Tour’s 3M Open?

The PGA Tour heads north for this week's 3M Open in Blaine, Minnesota. Formerly a PGA Champions Tour event with a tenure dating back to 1993, it recently changed hands to the younger firecrackers. So, as much as I yearn to see the 2018 winner (then known as the 3M Championship), Kenny Perry's diadem draw, he will be manning the grill this week. Who will Post-It low? After admitting he was a bit of a dud at the Travelers Championship [...]

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 [...]