Leave it to the great state of Texas, aka the Lone Star state, aka the only state in the nation that used to be it's own country, to awaken the American people from the horrendous nightmare of a world where sports didn't exist. You're welcome. Professional golf is back. Tomorrow kicks off the return of PGA golf with the Charles Schwab Challenge. Unfortunately this tournament, along with four more after it will be played without fans. Expect more lost golf balls than ever.
It's going to be played at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas– a city known for cows walking in the streets, second tier college football, and being close to Dallas– the Charles Schwab Challenge will be the first PGA event in three months. And this isn't going to be a scrub tournament where the top players sit out and let the bottom fifth earn enough to keep their card. They're coming out in force. All top five golfers in the world will be there (Rory Mcllroy, Jon Rahm, Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, and Dustin Johnson). So buckle up and make sure you're ready for the return of the tour.
The tournament is being aired on the Golf Channel Thursday and Friday from 4-7pm ET. and CBS on Saturday and Sunday at 3pm ET. So if you cut your cable like I did, start hunting for a source. Live streams, parents passwords, etc. If that fails, look into youtube TV.
Make Your Bets
Rory sits at top with +800. But I see him struggling to find a rhythm here. He doesn't play in Texas. He usually skips over us like we're nothing. This is his first time here and I'd be surprised if he finishes in the top 15.
Look out for Kevin "Pull the trigger!" Na. I love that guy. He's hot, he's cold. He's every where. Which probably means I shouldn't bet on him. But he's had a lot of success at Colonial, including a win last year (2019), and that's hard to ignore. At +6000 Na is my sleeper pick.
I love PGA golf. It's great to watch the best in the world do what they do. But go play 18 if you can. Snag an early tee time, make a Bloody Mary, and enjoy a round before sinking into your chair and watching the final group come in Sunday evening.