1. The Toughest Courses on the PGA Tour in the Past 10 Years

    Of the 52 courses played on the PGA Tour last year (including both setups at Chambers Bay), only 18 of them saw a four-day over-par field average...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 3 months ago 5,051 reads 3 comments

  2. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    The PGA Tour stays south but moves east about 540 miles this week, heading from Texas to Louisiana for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans...

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  3. The Growing Problem of Golf and Its Olympics Irrelevance

    In the 1,224 days since I wrote “ Why Golf Shouldn’t be in the Olympics ,” my opinion has since been significantly bolstered...

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  4. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 Valero Texas Open

    From Hilton Head to San Antonio we go this week for the Valero Texas Open. Texas winds wreaked havoc on the field last year. The first-round scoring average (76...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 3 months ago 4,550 reads 2 comments

  5. 7 PGA Tour Golfers Having Surprisingly Good Seasons so Far

    A "surprisingly good season" on the PGA Tour is a relative term. Adam Scott, for example, with his pair of consecutive victories and two second-place finishes on the heels of a disappointing 2015, has surprised...

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  6. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 RBC Heritage

    From Rae's Creek to the Calibogue Sound: With Danny Willett's three-stroke major triumph at Augusta National behind us (and thankfully behind Jordan Spieth as well), the PGA Tour heads ...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 3 months ago 6,034 reads 1 comments

  7. Early Odds to Win the 2016 US Open, Post-Masters Edition

    With the 2016 Masters in the books and surprise winner Danny Willett cloaked in the green jacket, and because sports fans are impatient creatures, it's already time to look ahead to the June 16-19 U...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 3 months ago 10,586 reads 5 comments

  8. Masters 2016: The Biggest Takeaways from Augusta

    A final round that looked very much like an inevitable Jordan Spieth romp for much of the day turned into something much different. And the surreal scene of Spieth slipping the green jacket on Danny Willett still hasn't set in...

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  9. Masters 2016: Separating Contenders from Pretenders Before Sunday's Final Round

    If Jordan Spieth had played his final two holes the way he played his first 16, this would be a different piece. Spieth stood on the 17th tee with a four-stroke lead over Smylie Kaufman...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 3 months ago 15,109 reads 23 comments

  10. Masters 2016 Results: Biggest Winners and Losers After Cut Day

    While Augusta National Golf Club has looked as beautiful as ever on television over the last two days, many Masters competitors likely weren't enjoying the scenery. The Masters 2016 cut line fell at six over par...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 34,747 reads 7 comments

  11. Ranking the Top 25 Golfers Heading into the 2016 Masters

    With the ceremonial opening tee shots drawing near, it’s time for our annual pre-Masters power ranking. Jordan Spieth topped the 2015 edition. (And rightfully so, as it turned out...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 46,153 reads 32 comments

  12. Masters Picks 2016: Dark-Horse Candidates to Win the Green Jacket

    When evaluating your Masters Tournament picks, it could pay to look beyond favorites such as Jason Day, Adam Scott, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy. Taking a glance, major sportsbooks list nearly 30 players at better than 100-1 odds...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 21,218 reads 1 comments

  13. Who's Hot, Who's Not on the PGA Tour Ahead of the 2016 Masters

    The 2016 Masters is upon us. Favorites, regardless of your preferred sportsbook , include Jason Day, last year's green-jacket winner Jordan Spieth , Rory McIlroy , Adam Scott and Bubba Watson...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 2,578 reads 0 comments

  14. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 Shell Houston Open

    With just a week until the Masters, the 33 golfers in the Shell Houston Open field who have secured an invite to golf’s first major will be keen to get dialed in before heading to Georgia...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 2,593 reads 0 comments

  15. Winners and Losers from the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play Championship

    The PGA Tour’s only match-play competition is in the books. And with No. 2 seed Jason Day and No. 3 seed Rory McIlroy making it to the semifinals, the group-stage format (unveiled last year) continues to allow the best players to advance...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 5,570 reads 5 comments

  16. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 WGC-Dell Match Play

    The third of the four World Golf Championships events on the 2015-2016 PGA Tour calendar, the WGC-Dell Match Play gets underway Wednesday from Austin Country Club, in Austin, Texas...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 4 months ago 4,440 reads 1 comments

  17. Winners and Losers from the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational

    The PGA Tour’s Florida Swing wrapped up with the conclusion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Jason Day’s hang-tough one-stroke victory over Kevin Chappell ...

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  18. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational

    The PGA Tour wraps up its Florida Swing with the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge in Orlando...

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  19. What's Wrong with Jordan Spieth and Should We Be Worried?

    Jordan Spieth was four over through his first seven holes in his opening round at the Valspar Championship, which was caused some sky-is-falling hysteria on social media...

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  20. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 Valspar Championship

    The PGA Tour arrives at the third stop in the Florida Swing with this week's Valspar Championship. The story of the Swing so far: Adam Scott. The Australian has won the first two tournaments of the four-tournament stretch in Florida...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 5 months ago 4,439 reads 1 comments

  21. Winners and Losers from the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship

    Adam Scott overcame two front-nine double bogeys in his final round and averted disaster at his last hole to win his second tournament in as many weeks at the WGC-Cadillac Championship...

    Ben Alberstadt Written by Ben Alberstadt about 5 months ago 4,242 reads 1 comments

  22. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship

    The PGA Tour's Florida Swing continues with the first World Golf Championships of the season: the WGC-Cadillac Championship...

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  23. Ranking the Hardest Holes on the PGA Tour

    The hardest holes on the PGA Tour are traditionally long par fours, often with challenging tee shots and penal conditions for those who find themselves out of position off the tee...

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  24. Preview and Predictions for the 2016 Honda Classic

    With the conclusion of the Northern Trust Open, the PGA Tour's West Coast swing has faded into the California sunset...

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  25. How to Build the Perfect Golfer Using the PGA Tour's Top Stars' Games

    The closest thing to the perfect golfer, technically speaking, in an all-around sense on the PGA Tour right now is probably the gentleman pictured above...

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