The last official PGA Tour event in the calendar year, the RSM Classic, starts Thursday at the Sea Island Golf Club on St. Simons Island, Georgia.
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.
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.
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.
Dust off your granny’s teakettle and butter up the crumpets—we're looking toward the 149th the Open Championship. Across the pond we go to Royal St. George’s Golf Club, sandwiched in Kent, England and the host of 14 prior British Opens.
Atlanta's East Lake Golf Club plays host to PGA's final surviving 30, all vying for Bobby Jones' Calamity Jane sterling silver putter (the Tour Championship trophy), not to mention the $15 million in FedEx Cup coinage.