The United States Open. It is referred to as “the toughest test in golf” played annually on the most difficult courses across America, set up in the hardest way possible. As a fan it’s electric. Seeing players flub approaches out of the rough, have putts go off the green and down slopes 30 yards from … Continue reading USGA Course Setup Issue Looms at Pebble Beach… As It Does Every US Open
Quite frankly I just can’t print the majority of things that came across my earholes out there on the course today. There were a lot of funny but inappropriate comments and/or language that just wouldn’t look good on paper. That being said, as incredible as it is to watch Brooks up close it was almost … Continue reading “He’s an Adonis!” And 11 Other Things Overheard While Following Brooks Koepka Today
The odds of two golfers growing up on the same golf course at the same time and ending up as winners on the PGA Tour can’t even be calculated. It seems nearly impossible, especially in Canada where we don’t have the luxury of playing the sport all 12 months of the year. But that’s exactly … Continue reading Abbotsford, BC Ready for a Big Weekend from Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor
Available on iTunes, Spotify, Anchor, Overcast, Stitcher etc I'm in Hamilton all week for the Canadian Open, covering it as a credentialed member of the media. I cover that and a bunch of other stuff in this episode Topics: Shade thrown at Tiger during Memorial week from Jack Nicklaus and Hank Haney Tuesday stories: Finding … Continue reading Teeing Off Podcast Ep. 60: Big-J Journalist at the Canadian Open
His brother has worked there for over 20 years. He has played the course over 500 times. But come July, none of that will matter to Graeme McDowell if he doesn’t get into the Open Championship at Royal Portrush, the course he grew up on and knows so well. As of this moment Graeme has … Continue reading With Time Ticking Down Graeme McDowell eyes Open Championship Spot at his Home Course
Another gloomy, overcast day. Except this one included rain. Lots of rain. On a positive note I was able to find the media lot on my first try today. Nailed it. Once arriving to the course I had a plan: interview as many golfers as possible. I had my list of 28 players I had … Continue reading Wednesday at the Canadian Open
Course: Hamilton G&CCLength: 6967 Yards Par: 70Field: 156Cut: Top-70 and Ties It may be overshadowed by the Toronto Raptors being in the NBA finals but this is a big week in Canada. After moving to a new spot on the schedule and relocating from Glen Abbey in Oakville to Hamilton G&CC in, well, Hamilton, the event … Continue reading Who Will Win the Canadian Open?
It may be our national open but prior to this year it occupied arguably the worst spot on the PGA Tour’s summer schedule: the week after the Open Championship. Not only would players be exhausted from the gruelling task that is a major championship, they would also be dealing with the time change, jet lag, … Continue reading Is the Revamped Canadian Open a Perfect Test for Next Week’s US Open? Or A Swing-and-miss?
Every year when the PGA Tour rolls through Canada it’s a special week. The fans, the courses, the food, the Canadiana, it always makes me proud to be a Canuck. This year they’ve ramped that up a notch. The best field in memory is in town, they're playing a fantastic course, and it’s the week … Continue reading Tuesday at The Canadian Open
https://open.spotify.com/episode/17mRQrpY7OsvB2LxEskxHu?si=SV8Oa6W4T1-z-XhrjNAOgw Topics this week include: The Toronto Raptors advanced to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history. I was out downtown watching game 6 vs the Bucks and relive my experience The enjoyment was somewhat stifled by this video from Kawhi Leonard's sister in which you can hear someone in the background … Continue reading Teeing Off Ep 60 — Memorial Week, Koepka Dominates Brandel & Bye Hank Haney