2019 US Open: Back to Pebble we go

Pebble Beach Golf Links hosts the 2019 U.S. Open It has been nine years since the Monterey Peninsula (Pebble Beach Golf Links) has hosted one of golf’s most arduous (and richest) tournaments. As we marvel at Pebble Beach’s picturesque landscape and become engrossed with its sometimes daunting undulations, it’s only right we pay homage to those who have mastered the course—especially when the USGA comes to town and turns what annually can be considered a “getable” course (AT&T Pro-Am) into [...]

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

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 [...]

RBC Canadian Open: Mount up at Hamilton Golf and Country Club

As a prelude to next week’s U.S. Open, the RBC Canadian Open will again host quite the preeminent field. The proverbial “regulars” will strut in prepared, but who will come out on top on Sunday? Dustin Johnson (+600) is the RBC Canadian Open defending champ and, as of late, has been playing as if he has ice-cold Molson flowing through his veins. Thus, it makes sense that the man with saloon swagger is one of this year’s favorites. Then there [...]

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 [...]