PGA Must-Haves

PGA | Must-Haves | WGC- HSBC Champions

A trip to Japan for the inaugural ZOZO Championship last week saw the big cat Tiger Woods gather his 82nd career win, tying him with Sam Snead for most ever on the PGA Tour. This week we need west to China for this years rendition of the WGC- HSBC Champions. Sheshan International Golf Course was designed by the Nelson & Haworth combination, who were also responsible for the layout at TPC Kuala Lumpar, where the CIMB Classic was held for years. Sheshan International is located in a mountainous region of China near Shanghai, and is beautifully lush and green track... Read More

PGA | Must-Haves | The ZOZO Championship

After watching Justin Thomas’ scintillating win on Korea’s Jeju Island at the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges, where he held of an erstwhile charge from Danny Lee, this week the PGA Tour takes a global turn to somewhere it has never gone before- hosting a tournament in Japan!! Located in the city of Chiba, The Accordia Golf Narashino Country Club seems to be a not- unfamiliar type track, almost reminiscent of a standard American or European parklands course, complete with lush green fairways enclosed by thick tree-lines. In addition, it has small, Bentgrass greens that come with the distinct feature... Read More

Must-Haves: The CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges

The next month or so on the PGA Tour is going to be a globe trotting spectacle, as we head to Korea- Japan- Bermuda- China- Mexico for the next five tournaments. This week brings us to the Korean Peninsula for the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges. This layout is found on spectacular Jeju Island, a now breathtaking old volcanic mass that has been turned into a visually stunning island golf course paradise.  Although the land itself has that coastal island feel, the course is kind of juxtaposed with an almost parklands character, packed with tree-lined fairways and doglegging holes. There... Read More

PGA | Must-Haves | Houston Open

You might wonder why this tournament that you are used to seeing the week before the Masters each year, is now being held in October this year. When the PGA Tour redid the schedule to begin last season, the Shell Houston Open is one they choose to shift.  Traditionally, it was always held at the end of March because of the the sense that the undulated and sloped Bermuda greens at the Golf Club of Houston could be landscaped to mirror the slick and treacherous dancefloors of Augusta National. How this will play out at a very different time of... Read More

PGA | Must-Haves | Shriners Open

This week the PGA Tour heads to its annual jaunt in the Nevada desert and this star-studded field is all hoping that they come up aces on Sunday as hey vie for the annual Shriners Hospital for Children Open, held at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, NV.  Ahead of the players this week is a pretty straightforward challenge, with the only buttress being the desert winds that can whip up at any moment and provide for some tricky conditions. Generally, however, this is a pretty mild test that should lead to winning scores ranging from -15 to -22 over the... Read More