The Tour heads to the historic Greenbrier Resort for the Greenbrier Classic. Last year's event was a washout due to heavy flooding that put the event and course’s future into question. Greenbrier ambassadors Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson are headlining this year's field. Tee times
Receiving high marks
The extreme floods in 2016 left the historic C.B. Macdonald-designed Old White Course under mud. With the course in ruins, Greenbrier enlisted Keith Foster to perform a restoration. Foster's work has drawn high acclaim. He was able to modernize the course by moving bunkers and recapturing some of the lost shot values. Old White should be the star of the show this week. Read about the template holes that Macdonald used on all of his courses here.
Selfies for days
In the 2015 edition of the event, Danny Lee triumphed from a four-man playoff to earn his first and only PGA Tour win. Lee's title came thanks to a final-round 67 that put him in a tie with Kevin Kisner, Robert Streb and David Hearn.
Another week, another four spots in the Open Championship are up for grabs. The four low finishers in this week's event will earn a spot at Royal Birkdale for the season's third major.
A golden opportunity
The PGA Tour enters a stretch of weaker fields due to many stars opting to play abroad in preparation for the Open. This allows many of the players who haven't gotten a lot of starts the opportunity to play a couple weeks in a row. For players who haven't had the season they envisioned, now is the time to lock up a spot in the playoffs and a card for 2017-2018.
No Bones about it
Phil Mickelson will embark on his first tournament without long-time caddy Bones Mackay. The two split last month after 25 years together. Replacing Bones on the bag in the near term will be Phil's brother Tim.
A weaker field and a new look at Old White. Here's who Paulie likes for picks this week!
Open Championship preparation starts this week for many of golf's stars at the DDF Irish Open. The event will be the European Tour's third Rolex Series Event and boasts a top notch field. Headliners include Rory McIlroy, Justin Rose, Hideki Matsuyama and Jon Rahm. The field will take on the venerable Portstewart Golf Club in Northern Ireland. More on the DDF Irish Open.
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