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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Slow Week in Golf

Yawning hippo from free Microsoft clipartThe PGA Tour has a bye week before the Tour Championship.

The Champions Tour has a bye week while the players wing their way back from Korea.

The LPGA has a bye month. Enough said.

So just what is going on this week?

The European Tour is playing the Austrian GolfOpen Presented by Botarin in, of all places, Austria. This marks the introduction of a new course for the event. You can read about the Diamond Country Club course's debut here at This is probably the marquee event of the week.

The Nationwide Tour is also playing this week, at the Albertsons Boise Open Presented by Kraft. (The names for these events just get longer and longer, don't they?) Here's the home page for the event, complete with links to course info and player rankings. It's probably safe to say the Albertsons is one of the bigger events on the Nationwide Tour... plus you've probably heard about the experimental broadcast they're going to do on Saturday without "traditional broadcasters," which could be kinda fun to watch.

Both of those will be televised by Golf Channel, and will probably be all the live golf you can watch this week. The Ladies European Tour will be playing the Open de España Femenino (that's the Women's Spanish Open, which has perhaps the coolest tournament name on any schedule) and the JLPGA will be playing the Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic... but we won't get to see either of them.

In the category of not-so-live golf, Golf Channel will be broadcasting a highlight show from the 2010 CVS Caremark Charity Classic tonight at 8pm ET. You can read a little more about that tournament here.

For the most part, we'll spend this week talking about what's coming up next week and beyond. I'll try to keep things from getting too boring.

In the meantime, I'm gonna catch 40 winks today. Gotta get ready for this strenuous week of golf... ;-)


  1. A slow week ? NEVER ! I prefer to think of it as a chance to take a breath and get ready for the Tour Championship and then the Ryder Cup. The pros may be the ones who get the headlines, but there is always something going on in the golf world - not just with the pros.

    Take a step back - blink a few times to relax and re-focus your eyes - through nose - out through mouth...wax on...wax off... :-D

    Remember that WE play the game, too. What would you like to fix or change in your game or your bag ? Got a trip you want to take ? (something like The Henburger Cup in October ? :-D

    Just because the PGA Tour has a week off doesn't mean the golf world has come to a stop.

  2. I grew up in Rhode Island. Drove past the Rhode Island Country Club many times. Never even blinked. Wasn't into golf back then. My sister still lives in R.I. so maybe I'll make the trip next year.

    Brad Faxon actually came to talk to my American Legion baseball team one time. I knew he was a golfer and famous, but again, golf was the last thing on my mind. I would love to get some putting lessons from him now though.