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British Open Preview

Tournament: The British Open, The Open Championship Course: Royal Birkdale Golf Club Course Architect:  Royal Birkdale was originally designed by George Lowe Jr., however the superintendents, Frederick G. Hawtree and J.H. Taylor have as much to do with Birkdale’s...

John Deere Classic Preview

Tournament: The John Deere Classic Course: TPC Deere Run Course Architect: TPC Deere Run is the brainchild of former PGA Tour player and Senior Tour player, DA Weibring.  Weibring was a perfect fit to design the course, as not only is he an Illinois native, but he was...

Quicken Loans National Preview

Course: TPC Potomac at Avenal Farm Course Architect: TPC Potomac at Avenal Farm was originally designed by Ed Ault, Tom Clark and Ed Sneed and opened for play in 1986. The course hosted the Booz Allen Classic (better known as the Kemper Open) from 1987-2006, but don’t...

The Valero Texas Open Preview

Tournament: The Valero Texas Open Course:  TPC at San Antonio (San Antonio, Texas) Course Stats:  7,408 Yards, Par 72 Course Architect:  Greg Norman, Sergio Garcia (Consultant) Course Features:  The TPC at San Antonio is one of those courses that send a chill down my...

The Players Championship Preview

Tournament: The Players Championship Course:  TPC Sawgrass, The Stadium Course Course Stats:  7,245 Yards, Par 72 Course Architect:  Pete Dye (1982) Course Features:  TPC Sawgrass is Pete Dye’s master creation, having been shaped and sculpted out of swamplands, it is...

Dean and Deluca Invitational Preview

Tournament: Dean and Deluca Invitational Course:  Colonial Country Club Course Stats:  7,204 Par 70 Course Architect:  John Bredemus and Perry Maxwell (1936) Course Features:  Colonial Country Club is a classic among American courses, and the PGA continues to pay...