The Travelers Championship returns to its usual slot following the U.S. Open, after a one-year hiatus to help make scheduling room for the Olympics. Jim Furyk probably wouldn’t mind if it had stayed in the new slot, leaving with the PGA Tour’s historic first 58 in the final round.
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 and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain welcome Joel Cook from Pro Golf Weekly to help preview the U.S. Open, where Open debutante Erin Hills is record-setting long and the grass is tall as Dustin Johnson gets set to defend his title. They also talk with Dean Knuth, developer of High Heat drivers and metalwoods after nearly two decades in charge of the USGA‘s handicap system.
“The House Jack Built” is set to welcome back the PGA Tour’s top names, as Jack Nicklaus hosts the Memorial Tournament for the 42nd time outside his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. PSN content partner Pro Golf Weekly breaks down this week’s top storylines at Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Memorial Tournament, as Jack Nicklaus welcomes the PGA Tour’s best to Muirfield Village for the 42nd edition. World No.1 Dustin Johnson, who just missed last year’s playoff, heads a field that includes seven of the top 10 in the world rankings. That includes Jason Day, playing again in his adopted hometown but without a top-25 in the event.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the AT&T Byron Nelson, which plays its 35th and final edition at the TPC Four Seasons. Masters winner Sergio Garcia defends his title against a field that includes world No.1 Dustin Johnson, Jason Day and hometown favorite Jordan Spieth.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview The Players Championship, where TPC Sawgrass plays no favorites in sending big names home early. Jason Day is the defending champion, Dustin Johnson is the favorite and Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Sergio Garcia make their first starts since Augusta National.
Greg DePalma and PSN managing editor Jeff Shain preview the Zurich Classic, as two-man teams return to the regular PGA Tour schedule for the first time since the early 1980s. Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson, gold and silver medalists last summer in Rio and Ryder Cup partners, head the field along with Jason Day/Rickie Fowler. New rules amendments instituted Tuesday also get an examination.
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.