Renowned as one of the most famous courses in the world, Pebble Beach celebrates its 100th year and hosts the national open for the sixth time and first since 2010. Here's our exclusive preview.
The RBC Canadian Open makes its earliest start in history, having been sandwiched between the Open Championship and a WGC for the past 12 years, a slot that has often limited the calibre of the field.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ design and home is a course that took the great years to perfect. Now it attracts one of the strongest fields in a regular PGA Tour event due to the stature of the host and the quality of the golf course.
For a course of such difficulty, scoring around Colonial since 2009 has been rather low – except for 2014 – with an average winning total of 15 under par. Here's our preview of this week's event.
Here's The Stats Zone's exclusive preview of the second major of the year - the PGA Championship, including past winners, favourites and outsiders, and key betting markets.
The 2018 edition made its first appearance at Trinity Forest and resulted in the lowest score to par winning total in the tournament's history at -23, a record that could well be beaten again this week now players have further familiarity with the course. There have been just three playoffs since 2009 and four since 2002, with an average winning margin of 1.6 in the past ten editions.
A recurrent top ten among the PGA Tour’s hardest courses, Quail Hollow hosts its second Wells Fargo edition since a year off to host the 2017 PGA Championship.
In 2017, the Zurich Classic changed its typical format of 72-hole stroke-play to a team event, with 80 pairs making up the field. The PGA Tour wanted to introduce a team format into the regular schedule to provide a different excitement that is seen in team golf such as the Ryder Cup and World Cup. Round 1 and 3 are Four-Ball (Best-Ball) and Rounds 2 and 4 are Foursomes (Alternate Shot).
For a course that is regarded as short by modern day standards the scoring is typically modest around Harbour town which is a testament to the intelligent design, with an average winning total of 13 under par. 2009 winner Brian Gay holds the tournament scoring record at 20 under par having won by a mammoth 10 shots, also a record. However, the average winning margin, removing 2009, is just one stroke with five playoffs coming in the previous 10 editions.
Augusta National is a ball-striker's paradise as it now favours the bigger hitters and almost promotes driver from the tee due to a much lower penalty for missing the fairways than most courses. Furthermore, the need to shape the ball into the greens to hit certain slopes that feed the ball closer to the hole, or leaves better chances to save par, is something that all who have contended have managed to do well.
The Texas Open is the final PGA Tour stop before The Masters, and the last opportunity to make the field for the first and perhaps most anticipated major of the season. The tour heads to TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks) and offers similar conditions to Augusta – tight lies, minimal rough and fast greens – in an attempt to get the strongest possible field to come as a tune-up for Georgia.
The second World Golf Championship of the 2019 season heads to Texas for the fourth year to host the match play. The world’s top 64 golfers – excluding absentees Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott for the second straight year – tee it up in 16 groups of four players playing round-robin matches with the winners of each group advancing to the knockout stages.
The Florida swing comes to an end this week at the Valspar Championship around the Copperhead Course that is famous for one of the toughest finishing stretches on tour – holes 16 to 18 – that have been termed ‘The Snake Pit’. Here's our preview.
The unofficial ‘fifth major’ returns to the March schedule for the first time since 2007 due to the PGA Championship’s rearrangement to May and has now become the largest purse in professional golf.