Air Phil

Through one round in Palm Springs, PGA Tour rookie Dominic Bozzelli leads the CareerBuilder Challenge after opening with an 8-under 64 on PGA West’s Stadium Course. Bozzelli's round is particularly impressive considering the Stadium course played a full shot harder than both PGA West - Nicklaus Tournament and La Quinta C.C. Chasing Bozzelli are four players at 7-under, Patton Kizzire, Hudson Swafford, Jhonattan Vegas, and Harold Varner III with none of the four having played the tougher Stadium Course. (Full Scores)

Phil is back! 

Despite undergoing two sports hernia surgeries in the past four months, Phil Mickelson decided to tee it up in the CareerBuilder opening up with a solid 4-under 68 on the La Quinta course to sit in t25th. The round is remarkable given how little the injury has allowed Mickelson to play or practice leading up to his first start in 2017.

Mickelson also made headlines by debuting a new logo on his rain jacket, a silhouette of the Phil leap. When asked about it Phil remarked, “We’ve been working on something that we’ll be involved with last in the year that I’m not really ready to talk about.”

Putter or Driver? The fellas at Skratch had some fun with some Champions Tour players, challenging them to a closest to the pin contest where they could only use a driver or a putter. Check out who wins below. 

New year, same Stenson

Through the first round of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, a familiar name is at the top after Henrik Stenson lit up the course to a tune of an 8-under 64. The hot round gave Stenson a two shot lead over Martin Kaymer, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Marc Warren and Oliver Fisher.  While Stenson was clicking on all cylinders, high-profile Americans Dustin Johnson and Rickie Fowler both struggled to an opening even par 72. Round two is underway, follow along with live scoring.

Cabot Vibes

Robbie Vogel is back as he continues to recap his experience at premier golf destination Cabot Links in Nova Scotia. A few weeks ago, he reviewed the original Cabot Links golf course and now he is back to break down the overall vibes of the trip. Check it out here.

Midweek golf

The Tour is back in the Bahamas preparing for the second event of the season and their final event of the Sunday - Wednesday schedule test. This week’s course is the Abaco Club and the weather forecast looks spectacular, a welcome sign for the players who had to battle through the first event of the season. 

Quick hooks

A few sneak peaks at my trip to Streamsong this week, full reviews will be up next week.

Nothing better than a Brandel - Rory Twitter fight, here’s the latest.

A very expensive Pepboys, Augusta National forks over $7 million for neighboring business.

Critics begin to weigh in on the objectification of women in golf.

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