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.
The “West Coast Swing" heads to one of the PGA Tours most iconic stops, the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. Here's the lowdown on the tournament with a selection of favourites and outside tips.
The Honda Classic has become one of the favourite stops for the players on the calendar with many of the biggest names heading to the first event of the "West Coast Swing." Here's our preview and predictions for the event.
The first World Golf Championship of the 2019 season heads to Mexico as the country hosts for its second year. Here's our contenders for the event.
The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is participated on three separate courses during the first three rounds at; Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open is regarded as one of the most popular tournaments of the PGA Tour schedule amongst fans and players due to its world famous Par 3, 16th - the ‘Stadium Hole’ - where 16,000 fans wildly cheer the players hitting it close, and perhaps are even louder for those mishitting their tee shots. Here are our tips for the week ahead.
The second stop on the ‘West Coast Swing’ is the Farmers Insurance Open, formerly known as the Buick Invitational and now in its ninth edition as the current sponsor.
The PGA Tour makes its first stop on the US mainland in 2019 after two weeks in Hawaii. The Desert Classic, formerly known as the CareerBuilder Challenge, is now in its fourth year at the Pete Dye-designed PGA West Stadium Course – a layout that was built as the ‘sequel’ to TPC Sawgrass.