WGC Match Play preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #BracketMadness

I’ve always said that mixing things up on the PGA Tour with different formats is a great idea.  The International at Castle Pines used to be one of my favorite annual events, as its Stableford scoring system was both fantastically unique and intriguing.  Major kudos to Finchem and crew for resurrecting that exciting format and installing it at the Tour’s Reno Tahoe Open.  [Read more…]

Northern Trust Open at Riviera preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #HogansAlley

I love the PGA Tour’s West Coast swing.  Starting out in Hawaii, rolling through the Southwest and the annual birdie blitz that is the Humana Challenge (yep, it’ll always be known as “The Hope” in my head too), then over to Torrey Pines, followed by the world’s largest outdoor cocktail party (with a golf tournament in the background- the Phoenix Open), then to Pebble and then last but not least, onward to Riviera.  [Read more…]

AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #6HourDeathMarch

This week the PGA Tour travels northward to the Monterrey Peninsula for the annual AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am aka the 6 hour death march with bumpy greens.  Ok, that’s maybe a little harsh, but then again, it’s actually quite accurate and is definitely why Tiger and some other top names no longer play here [Read more…]

Farmers Insurance Open preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #OhHelloStackedField

With no offense to the Hawaii events or the Bob Hope Classic….er, I mean the Humana Challenge, The Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines always feels like the real start to the PGA Tour season.  It’s when many of the big dogs make their first appearances stateside for the season (Tiger, Phil etc…) and certainly the most prolific and notable track that the Tour plays during the month of January. [Read more…]

Sony Open preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #HowDoYouSpellWaialae

The PGA Tour stays in the Aloha state this week, just jumping islands over to Oahu for the Sony Open at Waialae Country Club.  Measuring at just 7,044 yards from the tips, the par 70 is a refreshing stop on the early season calendar, where distance isn’t necessarily king.  [Read more…]