Golfers Brace for Birkdale and 146th Open Championship

Last 7 Major Winners have been 1st-Time Champs Leading into Open Championship at Birkdale Article posted at It will be difficult to top last year’s head-to-head final round dual between Phil Mickelson (65) and the Open champion Henrik Stenson, who shot a final round 63 to win his first major championship at Royal Troon. Stenson finished at 20-under 264, the lowest 72-hole score ever in a major. Those two players separated themselves from the rest of the field by more than ... More

The U.S. Open – Player Profiles and Picks

Betting the U.S. Open at Erin Hills and Players Profiles Article posted at Over the years, the U.S. Open has been my toughest tournament to turn a profit. Whether it’s the changing venues, and this year it a first for Erin Hills as host, or the difficulty of the course and conditions, it’s been tougher to navigate. Unlike the Masters where a handicapping focus is more towards current form and a players experience and results playing Augusta National, the U.S. Open is more ... More

U.S. Open Most Demanding Challenge at Erin Hills

Erin Hills Hosts U.S. Open For First Time Article posted at The U.S. Open is annually the toughest and most rigorous championship in golf. Since the 2000 PGA season, the U.S. Open has ranked as the toughest tournament in golf with a scoring average near 74. In six of the past 12 U.S. Opens, the winning score has been par or higher. This year's 117th edition at Erin Hills will play to a record 7,741 yards, and is the first time any PGA Tour championship has been held at the 11-year ... More

THE PLAYERS Championship

Players to Watch at The PLAYERS Championship

TPC Sawgrass and New Greens a Potential Hazard for Many Players at the PLAYERS Championship Article posted at Following a very successful Master tournament with match-ups and a small score on Sergio Garcia to win, we're back for The PLAYERS Championship. A new-look TPC Sawgrass awaits the players in warm and sunny Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Tifeagle Bermuda grasses have been installed on all the Stadium Course's greens over the last 12 months. Many holes have seen changes ... More

The Masters – Player Profiles and Picks

Betting the Masters and Players Profiles Article posted at Review my Masters Preview article and you’ll gain some insight into the tournament and betting perspective. Now we’ll evaluate some of the players and assess their chances noting the Masters odds to win along with match-up lines, golf odds and more at the sports books. Feeling this year is that one of the top players and contenders will put on the Green Jacket on Sunday. Understand that match-up betting and some ... More

Fairway’s Forecast and Guide to Betting the Masters

Previewing the Masters and Betting Tips Article posted at For nearly a decade starting in 2003, I provided golf insight, analysis and match-up selections on PGA events with special interest in the four major championships. I did a weekly radio show in Las Vegas and nationally on Wednesday's providing golf insight and tips, and I often contacted and corresponded with golf professionals, course superintendents, golf writers, journalists, media personnel and other handicappers and ... More

PGA Handicapping – Betting The Open Championship

Player Profiles with Insight and Analysis of the Open Championship at Royal Troon The Open Championship is upon us, and Royal Troon is the seaside links course to watch and wager on the action. I've provided an exclusive Open Championship Preview for the Off Shore Gaming Association, where I am a featured writer and analyst providing insight and analysis into the sports and wagering world. I also provided player profiles with insight and analysis for #TheOpen, and I've included some ... More

U.S. Open is Toughest Challenge at Oakmont

Brutal Test of Survival Skills and Nerves in U.S. Open at Oakmont Following the Stanley Cup victory parade for the Penguins this week in Pittsburgh, the attention now shifts to nearby Oakmont Country Club, where a test of survival will determine another champion. This year's U.S. Open at Oakmont is the nastiest test in golf, built for the sturdy and brave, designed to identify the best player in the world but more often than not producing the heartiest survivor over a rugged weekend for those ... More