The PGA Tour returns stateside to the TPC Southwind in Memphis for the WGC FedEx St. Jude Invitational. Formerly known as the Bridgestone Invitational and moved from Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, this tournament also replaces what was known as the FedEx St. Jude Classic, which was held at Southwind. This time, however, it is a World Golf Championship event rather than a full-field tournament. The St. Jude Classic was held a week prior to the U.S. Open, but [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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
With the U.S. Open right around the corner, golf’s finest head to Muirfield Village to compete in Jack Nicklaus’ hometown event, the Memorial Tournament. Following his missed cut at the PGA Championship, Tiger Woods is back in action as the second favorite to win the Memorial at +1150. Woods has won the event a record five times, the last of which came in 2012. He’ll take on current favorite Rory McIlroy (+750), along with other top names, including Rickie Fowler, [...]