Valero Texas Open preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #Steroidal

The PGA Tour transitions from the revered, verdant fairways of Bay Hill to the steroidal, artificial, rocky pastures of TPC San Antonio, site of this week’s Valero Texas Open.  A couple of years ago, Tour players voted TPC San Antonio DFL on their favorite courses list (something about 7,600 yards, deep bunkers, rocks galore and an unrelenting wind don’t mix well together); however, with the Masters just two weeks away, the field is of decent quality as players prep for the season’s first major.  [Read more…]

Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #TheKing

Back when I was in college, the PGA Tour’s Bay Hill event was always the same week of my spring break, meaning that I looked forward to it much more than just any other week.  But, I never really got to watch much of the tourney since I was always on a golf trip somewhere during that week (tough, I know- oh to be young again!).  [Read more…]

Valspar Championship preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #SnakePit

Sandwiched among The Honda Classic, WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral and Bay Hill, it’d certainly be easy to overlook this week’s Valspar Championship.  I mean, all 4 Florida swing tourneys can’t be premiere events, right?  Not if host course Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course has anything to say about it.  [Read more…]

WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump National Doral preview, picks + predictions, plus the Driver-Off-The-Deck BOLD Play of the Week #Trumpy

Ah Doral, home of the obsolete Blue Monster, the archaic clubhouse and a bombers and bashers paradise.  Oh, wait a tic, Donald Trump to the rescue (yes, that can be a scary thought).  [Read more…]

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…]