On Tap this Week: 8/1/13

Well folks, I am back from a much needed vacation* and ready to talk golf again. As it happens, the PGA tour is back from a little vacation as well. I mean, the Canadian Open is a nice tournament, but it pales in comparison to the WGC event this week and the upcoming PGA Championship. […]

On Tap this Week: 7/18/13

Has someone ever asked you the following, “what is your favorite major in golf?” I get asked that all the time. I then spend more time than I care to admit constructing an arbitrary list in my head based on criteria like course conditions, the field, the history, etc. And I always end up in […]

Cheers to Jordan Spieth

This just in, Jordan Spieth is pretty good at golf. In fact, before this past weekend, the PGA Tour recognized that talent and granted him a temporary membership on Tour. Cool right? Well, kinda. You see, his temporary membership assured him of nothing.  Next year, who knows what would happen. He could be a full […]

The Greenbrier Resort Won Last Week

While the scorecard may have said that Jonas Blixt was the winner at the Greenbrier Classic, the real winner was the Greenbrier Resort. All week long, players were treated to excellent conditions both on and off the course. Four rounds of challenging golf? Check. A multitude of outdoor activities in wild and wonderful West Virginia? […]

Cheers to Ken Duke

Ken Duke turned pro in 1994. If my math is correct, that is 19 years ago. Since that time, Duke played in 186 tournaments on the PGA Tour. Looks like number 187 was the lucky charm. On Sunday, Ken Duke edged Chris Stroud on the second playoff hole at the Travelers Championship to secure his […]

On Tap this Week: 6/20/13

Tournament: Travelers Championship Location: TPC River Highlands, Cromwell, CT Dates: 6/20/13 – 6/23/13 Do you have a hangover from the US Open? Possibly even a real hangover? Well, you know who doesn’t? Justin Rose. It has been a whirlwind week for the newly crowned major champion. Rose was all over the place this week. He […]

An Open Letter to Phil Mickelson

It has taken me a full day to decompress and figure out what the hell happened to Phil Mickelson at the US Open. Admittedly, I am not the biggest Phil fan. But I genuinely felt bad for the guy. As I mentioned last week, the US Open is Phil’s white whale. He has been so […]

On Tap this Week: 6/13/13

Tournament: United States Open Location: Merion GC, Ardmore, PA Dates: 6/13/13 – 6/16/13 This week marks the start of the second major of the 2013 season, better known as the US Open. I thought I would go through and highlight some of the top guys to keep an eye on this week. And everyone wants […]

A Closer Look at Merion

There has been a lot of talk leading up to the US Open about course length. For the first time in, well, a while, the total course length checks in under 7,000 yards. For some perspective, TPC Southwind, last week’s PGA Tour stop measured over 7,200 yards. With the state of the game today, we […]

On Tap this Week: 6/6/13

Tournament: FedEx St. Jude Classic Location: TPC Southwind, Memphis, TN Dates: 6/6/13 – 6/9/13 Look, I'll be honest, I am struggling to put together a preview of this weeks St. Jude Classic. The US Open next week has corralled all of my attention and then some. I'm sorry. I'm just not that into it. But, being the professional […]

Golf’s Longest Day and the Average Golfer

Want to know what my favorite part of the US Open is? What makes the US Open one of the most unique and special championships in all of sports is the fact that literally ANYONE can play in it. It's not just a clever name, the US Open is open to anyone. Sure, you have […]

Full Speed Ahead to the US Open

With the Memorial in the books, it is full speed ahead to the greatest test in golf, the United States Open. With all due respect to the St. Jude Classic, I can’t help but look ahead to our National Championship, which will be played at Merion Golf Club this year. I will be posting a […]

On Tap this Week: 5/30/13

For the past 10 years or so, there has been a fun prop before PGA Tournaments: Tiger or the field? While it was sexy at times to take Tiger over an entire field of PGA Tour pros, it wasn’t a smart bet. At least for me, anyway. No matter how well he was playing, I […]

On Tiger and Sergio

As I am sure you have heard by now, the Tiger-Sergio feud escalated to a new level this week when Sergio made a fried chicken related comment when asked about Tiger. As you know, this is a no-no. You just can’t say something like that. Like many of you, I was hoping this feud would […]

On Tap this Week: 5/23/13

After everything that has happened this week off the golf course, it will be nice to talk about some actual golf. With the anchoring ban decision, Tiger and Sergio, Tiger and Rocco, there has been a lot of controversy this week. I will have more on those later, but for now, let’s talk about an […]