Monday After Royal Portrush – Lowry Triumphant – Tiger Irrelevant

Rain. Fog. Sunshine. Wind. Tucked pins. Fescue. Gorse. Rough. Humpy, bumpy, firm fairways. Texas wedges. Raised greens. Gigantic runoff areas. Convoluted 10 Stimpmeter putting surfaces.

Reasons why The Open is the favorite major of many fans and at least some players. Continue reading

Thoughts on the Bethpage PGA

There were a several questions needing answers going in to the 101st PGA Championship played over Bethpage State Park (Black Course) which started the week rain-soaked bit still played at the daunting length of 7,459 yards par 70.

Could Brooks Koepka defend, and would Tiger Woods repeat his Masters win? Koepka of course smashed the field the first two days and only needed to play competent golf over the weekend to take the Wanamaker Trophy. Continue reading