Mackenzie Hughes treating 1st trip to TPC Sawgrass like any other tourney

Mackenzie Hughes is one of several first time entrants at the PLAYERS Championship this year. I had a chance to speak with him ahead of his first start about his preparation, managing his schedule as a rookie and more.

2017 PLAYERS Championship Preview

Later this week, I’ll be heading down to Ponte Vedra for the 2017 PLAYERS Championship, covering the tournament for theScore. I’ll have content up there all week, and my first piece has just gone live, previewing the event.

The 18: Smith and Blixt win the Zurich

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. 

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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April Mailbag: Sergio, Poulter and the best players without a major

Lots of questions this week on a variety of topics. As always, keep the questions coming on Twitter or send them to my e-mail: adamrsarson@gmail.com

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The 18: Chappell takes Texas

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. This week will be a little shorter than normal as I wasn’t able to catch much of the golf coverage this week.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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The 18: Wesley Bryan wins at Harbour Town

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. This week will be a little shorter than normal with a few links at the end, as I’ll have a separate post coming tomorrow with thoughts on the Masters.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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The 18: Thoughts on the Masters

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. This week will be a little shorter than normal with a few links at the end, as I’ll have a separate post coming tomorrow with thoughts on the Masters.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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Sergio Garcia wins the Masters

Sergio Garcia was always supposed to win a major championship.

When you’re blessed with the ball striking ability that Garcia has been given, winning golf tournaments and major championships seems like it should be a given, but we all know that’s simply not the case. Whether we’re talking about 1999 at Medinah when he battled Tiger Woods at his peak, scissor kicking up to the fairway at 19 years old and falling one shot short, or losing in a playoff to Padraig Harrington in 2007 at Carnoustie because of a putt that somehow didn’t turn right into the hole, Garcia has suffered some bad beats.

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Thoughts and predictions as we head into the 2017 Masters

1. Players flying under the radar who can win this tournament:

  • Paul Casey
    • Since emerging from the wilderness a few years ago, Casey has very quietly posted T6 and T4 finishes in the last two years, and while there are definitely some concerns about how high he hits the ball, this is clearly the major he has performed best at over the years. He’s just a really solid player that seems to get overlooked, partially because he only has one win on the PGA Tour.
  • Louis Oosthuizen
    • If you read enough about the PGA Tour, it won’t take you too long to see someone say that Oosthuizen could be the best player out there if he wanted to be, but that golf just isn’t everything to him. Every once and a while, he pops up on a leaderboard and reminds you of just how good he is, and he has done just that in this tournament before. You never know when it’s going to happen, and it could absolutely be this week.
  • Justin Rose
    • Perpetually underrated with a ton of good success at this event, including back in 2015 when he posted a -14 that somehow was only good enough to finish four back of Jordan Spieth. U.S. Open, Olympic gold and a green jacket sounds pretty good, doesn’t it?

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The 18: Golf failed at the ANA Inspiration

The 18 is a look at eighteen stories from the previous week or so in the world of golf, and they will usually be on stories that I didn’t dedicate a full post towards. Expect a combination of thoughts, GIFs, images and anything else that caught my eye from the past seven days. Some will be longer thoughts, and others will be no more than a line or two. This week will be a little shorter than normal with a few links at the end, as I’ll have a separate post coming tomorrow with thoughts on the Masters.

The 18 will (hopefully) run every Tuesday. You can catch up on previous versions of The 18 right here.

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