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…]

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…]