Greg DePalma, Jeff Shain and Pro Golf Weekly‘s Joel Cook discuss Bubba Watson‘s re-emergence at Riviera, as the PGA Tour leaves the West Coast to begin the Florida Swing at the Honda Classic. Defending champion Rickie Fowler lives minutes from PGA National, but so do chief contenders Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy.
Golf: Bubba Watson scripts his L.A. story, winning again at Riviera even while moonlighting on the court. Riviera still has Tiger Woods’ number, though, and a piece of history is up for bid.
Golf: While the Open Championship is headed home for its 150th edition, Tony Romo and Bubba Watson are pointing toward other athletic pursuits. Finally, Jack Nicklaus opts to step back.
After its two-tournament Hawaiian swing, the PGA Tour returns to the U.S. mainland this week with the CareerBuilder Challenge at PGA West in the California desert.
Greg DePalma and Jeff Shain are joined by Joel Cook from Pro Golf Weekly to preview the Greenbrier Classic, which returns to the spotlight after devastating floods canceled last year’s edition. Phil Mickelson heads the field in West Virginia in his first start since parting ways with longtime caddie Jim “Bones” Mackay. Also, a review of last week’s two majors and short-season fantasy picks.
Washed away by devastating floods a year ago, the Greenbrier Classic steps back into the spotlight this week after an impressive restoration to The Old White TPC that managed to retain the quirky character of Charles Blair Macdonald’s 1914 design.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain look back at a highly uncharacteristic U.S. Open that brought Brooks Koepka his first major title, winning with back-nine birdies rather than survival instincts. They also preview this week’s Travelers Championship, in which six of the next 10 guys following Koepka at Erin Hills will tee it up outside Hartford.
Greg DePalma looks back at Day 2 of the Masters Tournament, where Sergio Garcia – who has had a 20-year tortured affair with Augusta National – shrugs off a scoring error to grab a share of the midway lead with Charley Hoffman, Rickie Fowler and rookie Thomas Pieters. Meantime, defending champion Danny Willett and two-time winner Bubba Watson miss the cut.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Genesis Open – a new name though Riviera County Club has been a West Coast Swing staple since the 1940s. Bubba Watson is defending champion in a field that includes world No.1 Jason Day, Dustin Johnson and Pebble Beach winner Jordan Spieth.
Greg DePalma and Jeff Shain, golf writer at The Island Packet, preview the first Olympic tournament contested since the 1904 Games in St. Louis. Open Championship winner Henrik Stenson, Masters champion Danny Willett and two-time Masters winner Bubba Watson head the 60-man field. Back stateside, Zach Johnson and Steve Stricker headline the John Deere Classic.