How to Have Fun with Fantasy Golf

Fantasy golf is a great way to increase your understanding of the professional sport, and it is also an interactive way to increase the amount of fun that you have while watching the pros in the PGA play. If you are going to play fantasy golf of any type, it’s important to know what you’re doing. Just drafting the best golfers in the field isn’t going to win your league, and strategy is an important part of which golfers you select. This is true of both yearlong and daily fantasy leagues, both of which have increased in popularity in recent years. Here, we will go over a few basic principles to keep in mind as you’re getting ready to play fantasy golf, either for the first time or the hundredth. Who knows? Maybe this can be a fun new hobby where you can make a few bucks here and there. Continue reading

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2016 Ryder Cup Preview

The Ryder Cup is one of the most exciting events in professional golf, and it’s also one of the most underrated. The Ryder Cup is a biennial tournament where U.S. based golfers compete against European golfers. This year, the Ryder Cup will be held at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota. It kicks off on September 30th and will go until October 2nd. The tournament was established in 1927, and although it’s a high profile professional sporting event, participants receive no prize money within the competition. This is just about the best golfers in the world coming together and competing to see which continent will dominate. The defending champion is the European Tour team, but there’s a chance that this could change in 2016. Continue reading

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Why Golf Needs to Stay an Olympic Event

The 2016 Olympics golf event was a stark reminder of why international golf is so important. Over the years, the PGA Tour has become the main resource for professional golf in the world, but it is certainly not the only one. We just need to look at some of the top PGA golfers to know this. Rory McIlory is from Ireland. Justin Rose—the Olympic gold medalist—is from England. Henrik Stenson is from Sweden. Jason Day is Australian. These golfers are all ranked in the top ten in the world, or have been listed there recently. The PGA is American-centric, and although international golfers are more than welcome to play, the bulk of tournaments take place in the United States. Continue reading