Greg DePalma looks back at the first day of the Masters Tournament, where Dustin Johnson‘s surprising withdrawal and Thursday’s high winds turned the year’s first major into a wide-open affair. Except for Charley Hoffman, who birdied four of his last five holes to shoot 65. Who has the best odds to challenge?
Greg DePalma takes one more preview look at the Masters, where Mother Nature could be the biggest winner on Thursday and Friday as storms move out and blustery winds blow in. Dustin Johnson is the favorite, with Rory McIlroy still looking to complete the career Grand Slam and Jordan Spieth has recent history to lean on – or overcome.
The world’s No. 1 Dustin Johnson goes for his fourth straight win and his first green jacket at this week’s Masters Tournament. Here’s an in-depth look at the favorites, top contenders, sleepers, longshots and more to keep an eye on at golf’s first major of 2017.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Masters Tournament, where Dustin Johnson arrives on a run of three wins in his past three starts. Rory McIlroy again seeks to complete a career Grand Slam, and Jordan Spieth must face Amen Corner demons after last year’s thud. Also, a discussion of Lexi Thompson‘s controversial penalty that cost her the ANA Inspiration crown.
In the Hole: Georgia native Russell Henley became the final player to qualify for the Masters Tournament with a come-from-behind three-stroke win at the Houston Open.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Shell Houston Open, now in its 11th season as the tuneup event for next week’s Masters. Though world No.1 Dustin Johnson withdrew after winning last week’s WGC Match Play, the field still features runner-up Jon Rahm and four of the top 10 in the world rankings – No. 5 Henrik Stenson, No.6 Jordan Spieth, No. 7 Adam Scott and No.9…
In the Hole: A year ago at this time Dustin Johnson was an ascending talent who couldn’t win the big one. Fast forward to today and not only is he the defending U.S. Open champion and world’s top-ranked player, but after Sunday he became the only player to ever win all four WGC events by beating Jon Rahm at Match Play in Texas.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain take on golf bracketology as they preview the WGC Dell Match Play Championship, back for a second edition at Austin Country Club in Texas. World No.1 Dustin Johnson tops the brackets as he seeks a career “slam” of WGC titles, with other top seeds going to Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama.
Rory McIlroy is not only one of the best players of our time, but he’s also one of the best in match play formats. PSN managing editor Jeff Shain believes the 27-year old Irishman will capture his second WGC title later this week as he makes the necessary preparations in his game towards winning the one major championship which has eluded him so far…The Masters.
In the Hole: Arnold Palmer Invitational Marc Leishman became the second straight Australian to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational thanks to drilling a 51-foot eagle putt on the 16th hole to take the lead and hold on to win his second career PGA title.