Who ya’ got?
That’s the question that runs through sports fans’ homes before any big game, big match, big meet, big tournament. Or, just any game, really, of your favorite team. Obviously, you want to root for your home team. That’s a given.
In golf, you’ve got lots of options of who to root for. You can cheer on your favorite golfer from tee-to-tee, round-by-round or following along on the leaderboard online to see how they’re doing.
It’s always fun to root for your favorite team or player.
When it comes to predicting who’s going to actually win the game or tourney, that’s where the debates surface. You going with your home squad or player? Are you going with your gut on who you think will win?
Or do you have another guess on who’s going to pull it off based on how they’ve been playing recently? If that’s you, then you might be thinking Phil Mickelson could be a favorite in the Charles Schwaub Challenge, PGA Tour’s next tournament, this weekend.
PGA.com’s Cameron Morfit reported what Mickelson said “Wednesday from Colonial Country Club, where he is a two-time past champion (2000, ’08)”. That’s where the upcoming tourney will be held.
“Really it hit me in the last two days what just happened,” Mickelson said via Morfit. “I’m excited to play here because I’ve been playing well…I want to try to carry that momentum into a tournament that I’ve enjoyed many times and fortunate to win a couple of times on a great golf course.”
Momentum. Such a valuable tool and commodity in sports. And it doesn’t usually come easy. Let’s see if Phil can roll with it this weekend after that historic PGA Championship win.
Or, are you predicting who’s going to win with what the pros are saying? If that’s, then, hey, we’ve got some analysis to share with you from PGA.com when it comes to the upcoming Charles Schwaub Challenge.
PGATour.com’s “experts” are picking Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Joaquin Niemann, Justin Rose, and Will Zalatoris this weekend.
Morikawa out of all those golfers was picked twice.
- Sean Martin, PGA.com senior editor, picked Morikawa to win: “Hogan’s Alley seems like a perfect place for a great ballstriker who plays a fade. Last year’s runner-up comes in after back-to-back top-10s.”
- Rob Bolton, PGA.com fantasy (golf) insider, also picked Morikawa but also added a few more names to his picks which include Niemann and Zaltoris: “With winds potentially impacting the draw, I’m holding my approval on this lineup like a chess player who doesn’t set a piece free until sure of the move. I wouldn’t hesitate in subbing in Corey Conners, Joaquin Niemann and/or Will Zalatoris.”
The tourney is set to start Thursday in in Fort Worth, Texas at that Colonial Country Club.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
- 1 “Really it hit me in the last two days what just happened,” Mickelson said via Morfit. “I’m excited to play here because I’ve been playing well…I want to try to carry that momentum into a tournament that I’ve enjoyed many times and fortunate to win a couple of times on a great golf course.”
- 2 PGATour.com’s “experts” are picking Collin Morikawa, Jordan Spieth, Joaquin Niemann, Justin Rose, and Will Zalatoris this weekend.
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