As the new golf season starts this week and is back to a calendar year based season for the first time since 2024, I thought I would start an annual thread relating to all things golf.
As most of you know we have been been mixing in regular golf discussion with the politics of golf in the PGA vs LIV thread for about 18 months. That thread will remain open for that kind of discussion but this thread is meant to be more for the actual players and tournaments whether that be PGA, LPGA, LIV, Canadian Tour or any other kind of golf.
That doesn’t mean there can be no mention of PGA vs LIV on this thread, but I am thinking it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to on course play and the players on all tours as much as possible. I am not sure what is happening with the self imposed December 31st deadliine for LIV and the PGA to conclude their talks on their “agreement” or “merger”, but it does appear that any meaningful merger won’t take place until at least 2025. That is unfortunate for the entire game as PGA Tour events and the majors will have weakened fields as a result and there will be no event that truly represents the best golfers the world has to offer, including the President’s Cup to be played in Montreal this fall. That is a shame for all golf fans.
Nevertheless, focussing on the upcoming season from a PGA Tour perspective below is a short video clip.
This week’s summary as to what is on tap in the world of golf across the tours. Brooke Henderson getting set to defend a tournament title. Jon Rahm unable to. This week’s PGA tournament has a strong field despite not being an enhanced tournament, or whatever they are calling it.
Yeah this came up a few months ago on the LIV thread. We wondered whether the Masters would honour his lifetime invitation and it appears they will. I thought they might want to avoid the negative publicity. He’s 54 and hasn’t played in years and will probably shoot about 90.
I’d give my first born to shoot 90 at Augusta. Lol.
I had the pleasure of playing Hamilton G and CC a week before the Canadian open (grandstands and all). I shot 100, I cheated with lies, and couldn’t find my ball in the ankle long rough (the rough was longer than it was for the Open cause the PGA cuts it down).