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John Deere Classic: What You Need to Know & My Picks to Win

Course: TPC Deere RunLocation: Silvis, IllinoisLength: 7268 YardsPar: 71Field: 156 PlayersCut:  Top-70 and Ties after 36 HolesTop-10 Ranked Players: NoneDefending Champion: Michael Kim (-27)Other: Finally an event with some tournament history. It’s far from the top field we will see on the calendar (FAR from it) but after two weeks on new courses it’s nice … Continue reading John Deere Classic: What You Need to Know & My Picks to Win

3M Open: What you Need to Know and My Picks to Win

Course: TPC Twin CitiesLocation: Blaine, Minnesota, a suburb north of MinneapolisLength: 7481 yardsPar: 71Field: 156 PlayersCut:  Top-70 and ties after 36 holesTop-10 Ranked Players: Brooks Koepka (1st), Bryson DeChambeau (8th)Defending Champion: NoneOther: Formerly a top-tier event on the Champions Tour, TPC Twin Cities has proved worthy of the big leagues and will return to the … Continue reading 3M Open: What you Need to Know and My Picks to Win

Rocket Mortgage Classic: Need to Know & Who Will Win/Contend

Course: Detroit Golf Club (North)Location: Detroit, MichiganLength: 7334 yardsPar: 72 Field: 156 PlayersCut:  Top-70 and ties after 36 holesTop-10 Ranked Players: Dustin Johnson (2nd)Defending Champion: None Other: PGA TOUR is back in Michigan for the first time since 2009Two British Open berths available for players among top-eight not already qualified My Rankings (Top-50+ Ties)Categories this … Continue reading Rocket Mortgage Classic: Need to Know & Who Will Win/Contend

An Unbreakable Bond — Reflections One Year After Losing My Dad

June 25th, 2018 is a date I will never forget. That was the day my father passed away. A year later I’ve realized the first time it really hit me though was July 1st, about a week later. The Leafs had just signed – no, not John Tavares, but Josh Jooris. He grew up playing … Continue reading An Unbreakable Bond — Reflections One Year After Losing My Dad

2019 Travelers Championship — What You Need to Know & Who Will Win

Course: TPC River HighlandsLocation: Cromwell, Connecticut (suburb of Hartford)Length: 6841 YardsPar: 70Field: 156 PlayersCut:  Top-70 and ties through 36 holesTop-10 Ranked Players: Brooks Koepka (1), Francesco Molinari (6), Justin Thomas (7), Patrick Cantlay (8), Bryson DeChambeau (10)Defending Champion: Bubba Watson (-17)Other: Viktor Hovland and Matthew Wolff make their professional debuts this week My Rankings (Top-50+ … Continue reading 2019 Travelers Championship — What You Need to Know & Who Will Win

USGA Course Setup Issue Looms at Pebble Beach… As It Does Every US Open

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

“He’s an Adonis!” And 11 Other Things Overheard While Following Brooks Koepka Today

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

Abbotsford, BC Ready for a Big Weekend from Adam Hadwin and Nick Taylor

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

Teeing Off Podcast Ep. 60: Big-J Journalist at the Canadian Open

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

With Time Ticking Down Graeme McDowell eyes Open Championship Spot at his Home Course

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