It’s back to normal for the golf world this week with all the tours back in action. The PGA, Champions and the LPGA are all in the northeast this week and may be subject to some weather issues. Like we haven’t had enough rain delays this past week already!
Brian Gay and John Merrick share the early lead at -5, at The Travelers Championship at The TPC River Highlands. The course is wet and primed for really low scores. Returning champion Stewart Cink leads the assault on The TPC along with US Open Champion Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan who is fully recovered from his shot off the 16th pin at The Open. I’m at the TPC today and hoping to see some golf without the use of my rain gear!
The LPGA is back at The Wegman’s in upstate New York. Cristie, Paula and Michele Wie lead a strong American contingent that welcomes Tiger’s niece, Wake Forest freshman, Cheyenne Woods to her first LPGA tournament. The ladies even get some television this week, as ESPN2 will have coverage from 500pm-700pm.
The European Tour is in Munich Germany for the BMW International Open. It seems every European Tournament has “BMW” in its name. John Daly is back abroad and will try to keep his comeback on track. The Golf Channel has coverage but, be warned; Daly is wearing those Loudmouth Pants again.
The Champions Tour makes it a Northeast Trifecta when they tee it up at The Dick’s Sporting Goods Open at Endicott, New York. Edwardo Romero is defending and The Golf Channel will have coverage each afternoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.